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Removing an OS startup option

markimgrund
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When I boot my computer, I get a "choice" of installing Win 2000 Pro "or" Win 2000 Pro.  There is only ONE installation of Win2000, but I may have simply deleted a WINNT directory somewhere as part of a frustrating sequence of events recently. I've gone through a few installs/reinstalls and OS deletes recently.  If you're morbidly curious, you can review my only other Win2000 question to see my travails, but I don't think it's needed.

Is there an easy way to remove the 2nd OS option during boot and just have it automatically boot the only REAL installation of Win2000Pro?  I looked through F2 Setup's options, but couldn't find any way to do what I want.  Maybe I'm just missing something obvious.
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CrazyOne,
Thanks for the answer.  Your 1st suggestion got me to the part where I could change the "Display List of Operating Systems for __ seconds" to zero. Fortunately the one I want is the default one, or this would not work. (BTW, there was no "edit" button or tab...)

I have questions on your 2nd two suggestions. I cannot find a "boot.ini" file anywhere, on C:\ or D:\, or by doing a Search for boot* on both hard drives.  Show hidden files is checked.

Start > Run msconfig gives me an error message: "cannot find the file..."  Search msconfig* indicates there is no msconfig.exe on my machine.

Should I be concerned or is there a different utility name and .ini file name than you're mentioning?

msconfig isn't part of windows 2000 as standard, you have to download it and the edit function is on XP not 2K.

There is no need to be worried by them.
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