Posted on 2006-05-30
I have restored a disk image from a win2000 server to a new (same server). When booting, I initialy got two OS choices when booting - both called "Microsoft Windows 2000 Server". One entry worked ok, but the other gave an error message and didn't boot. I then edited boot.ini and found that the choice that didn't work had something like "default=signature(11111111111)" at the beginning of the lines. I removed this "signature" stuff and have now a boot.ini file that looks like this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect
The strange thing is that when this machine is booting, there are two OS choices - like:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 (default)
When going into ControlPanel/System/Advanced/Startup&Recovery, however, there is only one choice - the first shown above. Since the system seems to pick the wrong OS choice - this creates problems whenever the server is booted. Any ideas how to fix this?