Dual Boot Pain...

Posted on 2004-10-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi, I've installed Windows 2000 onto a computer of mine that once hasWindows 98 on it. When I turn the computer on it shows the dual boot screen (option to start up with Windows 2000 or 98). I can't get rid of Windows 98 from this menu, and there is no boot.ini file on the computer at all. What can I do about it?
Question by:Julz0802
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    Expert Comment

    There must be boot.ini on the computer. It's a hiddin file on the root of the system partition. Look for it.
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    right click my computer select properties
    upper tab go to advanced
    click on settings in startup and recovery
    click on edit (boot.ini)
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    "click on edit (boot.ini)" unfortunately this option in not available in windows 2000.
    You can however set the time of "Display the list of operating system for" to 0 which will hide the selection menu of the OS
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    To determine whether the boot.ini file is truly missing, go to the command prompt and, from the root directory, type

    dir/ah boot.ini

    When you run this command, the system will tell you whether the file exists. For example, the following information shows that the boot.ini file exists on my PC:

    01/07/2004 12:07 AM 194 boot.ini
    1 File(s) 194 bytes
    0 Dir(s) 34,114,322,432 bytes free

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    go to the command prompt and
    go to ur root directory (default is c:\) try cd\
    type "edit boot.ini"
    after u alter tat file
    use alt+f, s to save and x to exit

    NOTE: pls b extra careful dealing with boot.ini

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    Thanks everyone, I figured it out in the end!

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