Win XP Installation Trouble

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  1. whoopy_whale

    whoopy_whale New Member

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    My CD drive was not working perfectly for some days.When I try to read a CD it will show an error message saying that I should clean the drive.This message came occasionaly only.
    When a friend of mine gave me a Win XP CD,I tried to install it.While the installation was in progress,when the files were being copied,the drive stopped reading and I had to exit setup.The drive never worked again.
    My trouble is that when I boot the system,two choices are there.
    Windows XP professional setup
    Windows 98
    The highlighted portion is that of XP setup and the waiting period is less than 5 seconds.I some times forget to switch the choice to Windows 98 and the Win XP setup starts.
    How can I remove the Windows XP Professional setup from my boot up screen?
    My HD is partitioned into C,D,E and F. I installed XP to F drive.If I remove those files manually,what will happen?Any trouble?
    Help...
     
  2. it_waaznt_me

    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    You want to let Win 98 to be your operating system na ..?
    Make a startup disk in Win98 .
    Bootup your computer with it and on the command prompt, type :

    Sys C: (press enter) ..

    Now boot up your system .. You can safely delete Ntldr , Ndetect and boot.ini from your C: now ...
     
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    i_w_m
    just a lil confirmation ...
    if he deletes the ntldr and boot.ini from the c: he wont be able to boot will he ???
    i didnt get what u said so im just confirming ..
    anyways heres another method
    boot into win98 ..
    goto c: and open the boot.ini in notepad .. and delete the line which says windows xp ...
    obviously make a back up of the file first
    reboot and see if it still gives the option ..
    if not then u can go ahead and format f:
    and the install winxp when u have a workin cd drive
     
  4. JAK

    JAK What the Heck !

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    I hope batz wont mind me interfering..... :wink:

    Sys C: (press enter) ..

    A lil addition(think batz forgot to mention)..u hav to type the above command from ur floppy drive prompt (A:\) so that it copies the files to the C: drive.

    This command will copy all the system files from the Bootable floppy to the C drive.
    (using that command the following files will be copied to the C: drive)


    #command.com
    #io.sys
    #msdos.sys
    #drvspace.bin


    Well this method will work...... :wink:

    however since he plans to remove WINXP completely.. i wud recommd. the above method.... :wink:
     
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    OOOOOOOOOO YEAHHH !!
    this is win 98 !!!!!! ....
    now i get it ...
    thanx @jak
    sorry @i_w_m
     
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    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    Nope I didnt forgot to mention but I was in library when I typed it and it have UK styled keyboard in which Forward Slash button ( \ ) is missing :( .. So I typed to enter it on Command prompt.
     
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