Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Remove the items from multi boot selection menu

Posted on 2004-04-29
9
Medium Priority
?
365 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I have multiple OS installed on my laptop, Windows ME,XP home, XP Pro 2 instances.

I have uninstalled the couple of installations of XP. But still all of these instances are appearing on my boot OS selection menu.

Can any body tell me how to get rid of unnecessary options from BOOT OS menu from ME and XP Pro.
0
Comment
Question by:ad_r2000
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
sunray_2003 earned 1000 total points
ID: 10954714
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:briancassin
ID: 10954725
You need to modify your boot.ini file and comment out or remove the other o.s. line selections
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:briancassin
ID: 10954729
sorry was writing reply back ... sunray posted first
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 10954735
briancassin,
> sorry was writing reply back .

np
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 11258500
Click Start->Run->MSConfig
From the Boot.INI tab, click the Check All Boot Paths button.
If there is a discrepancy, this should resolve it - otherwise, I would think the above reference to manually editing the Boot.INI file would resolve this - have you tried it?  Remember, it's a hidden file - click Start->Run-> \boot.ini
to load it...
0
 

Expert Comment

by:WarrenMason
ID: 11260166
Hello There,

It is all to do with the boot.ini file as said above. By default the boot.ini is a hidden file..  As it is a system file and shouldn't be deleted.  Need to unhide system files.  Boot.ini will be on the root drive, ie C:\boot.ini


This is an example of a boot.ini file

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

U will have extra lines within this file ie..

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2003" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect


for example...


So 4 operating systems on one hard disk, each on a seperate partion.  U just need to delete the ones u don't want and then make the default "arc path" (each line above is an arc path ie where do I need to go to find the operating system?)the operating system u are using.


The first arc path multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect.

This means IDE controller 1, hard disk 1, partion 1 in a folder called winnt, and the operating system is win 2k pro..

Good luck and regards..




0
 

Expert Comment

by:Corey_King
ID: 11265288
A beginner friendly way to edit your boot.ini file:

Make a bootable disk, easy way is to download the Win ME OEM bootme.exe from http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm.  Run the file with a 3.5 floppy in your drive.  

Now download http://www.bootdisk.com/files3333/editbini.zip
Unzip the file and copy editbini.exe file to the floppy you just made.
Boot from the floppy
At the boot screen select #4
At the command prompt type:

editbini.exe
Edit as WarrenMason describes above
0

Featured Post

Tech or Treat!

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
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…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Suggested Courses

609 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