Solved

Getting out of 2000 Ugrade ?

Posted on 2000-03-17
3
120 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I had a very fresh copy of W98 on my PC and decided to try running the W2000 upgrade.
I have an A-bit BE6 mother board and a Seagate Hdd.
The upgrade failed because 2000 could not recognise the 'HPT366 UDMA Controller. It also whinged about a couple of my programs.
I've decide to scrap the upgrade until I can get hold of all the upgraded drivers that I will need.
Now, when I start my PC, it gets past the memory test and wants to start windows, it asks me to select an operating system to start, either W98 or W2000 Professional Setup.
How can I get rid of this question at start up ?

Regards
Rowan
0
Comment
Question by:RowanM
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
wayneb earned 100 total points
ID: 2630285
There is a hidden file in your root directory of your boot drive, namely
c:\
it is called boot.ini your can edit this file and make c:\windows
your default Os, or your can make a boot disk from win98 with fdisk and sys.com on this disk.  Now boot from the floppy disk and then type fdisk /mbr
and after doing this type sys c:
it maybe safer to edit the boot.ini and remove the reference to windows 2000
If you need more help then let me know.
If your not sure, then do nothing and let me know and I will give you step by step instuctions.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:wayneb
ID: 2630289
Ps the boot.ini is hidden and read only, so you will have strip the attributes off the file before proceding.
0
 

Author Comment

by:RowanM
ID: 2631117
Thanks,
That did the trick !

Regards
Rowan
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now