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I have a HD with four partitions and originally only win98 and linux.
Then I installed win2k on another disk (borrowed, now reformatted)
for evaluation. When i removed the other disk and installed win2k
from scratch on one of my own disks partitions i thought that it
would (cleverly) overwrite the old entry of the dual booter with
the new one. It didn't. (It makes sense to me now.)
 Now it looks like:
 
   Select O/S
   --------------
   Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional     //that's the valid image
   Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional    //the leftover
   Microsoft Windows                            

It's no damage but it annoys me. What can I do to fix it?
Prior to the win2k dual booter runs lilo.
Is it possible that i could circumvent the dual booter altogether
through lilo (guess not...)
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Hi,

 You just need to edit out the entry for the leftover image in C:\BOOT.INI. To do this in Windows 2000:

 1. Select Start Menu, Accessories, Command prompt.
 2. From the command prompt type:
     c:
     cd \
     attrib -r -h -s boot.ini
     notepad boot.ini
 3. Edit out the entry for the invalid version and save the INI file.
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thank you very much. i was surprised it
was so simple!
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