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Dual Boot Pain...

Posted on 2004-10-28
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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

ID: 12431340
There must be boot.ini on the computer. It's a hiddin file on the root of the system partition. Look for it.

Expert Comment

ID: 12431349
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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Salehd earned 60 total points
ID: 12431369
"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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Expert Comment

ID: 12431583
reference: http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/42039/42039.html

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


Expert Comment

ID: 12431592
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

Author Comment

ID: 12432080
Thanks everyone, I figured it out in the end!

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