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  1. ra_sriniketan

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    Got win2000 professional & XP professional.Recently XP crashed but at the boot time i can see both the OSs as a list.I want to remove winXP from the boot loading list.How?
     
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    Just remove the unwanted entry from the file boot.ini in your root drive.
     
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    just run msconfig from the run menu
    from the general menu
    select use original boot.ini
     
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    Win2k professional give me the path of boot.ini,msconfig not running
     
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    In C:\ drive, there will be a HIDDEN & Read-Only file named "Boot.ini".
    Open this file and delete the line saying "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" (or something like that).
    Make sure that the 3rd line saying Default= contains the path of Windows 2000 professional.
    Now save the file and reboot to see the changes! :)
     
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    Open your winnt folder under C: drive and find "boot.ini" file and remove entry for win xp and set default os to win2K this shoukd fix your problem
     
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    click--->Start ; RT click MY COMPUTER--->properties---->ADVANCE----->Start up and Recovery----> EDIT

    DELETE THE OS NO LONGER EXISTS


    HERMIT
     
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    boot with winxp cd and at the recovery console type fixmbr. this may help
     
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    Strangely could not locate the boot.ini file after unhiding the files in C: and could not find the EDIT button in strat up & recovery.
     
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    just edit the boot ini found in the root of the c:\ just remove the line that says::: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
     
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    what is your boot partition.. look in the partition manager....
    and boot.ini will be in that partition...
     
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    Proper way is that what HERMIT had suggested
     
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    Win 2k is on the C: & Win XP in D:.How to see the partition manager?
     
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    in folder options, there is an option to hide the system files and folders. uncheck it and then you can see this file.
    it mite be a read only file, so u will have to change the attributes.
     
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