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Old 11-08-2002, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tried to load Win XP over win 98se and had to cancel.Now when I start my system I have to choose from win xp (not installed) and 98se.
How can I remove the Win XP choice from the boot up screen?

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Old 11-08-2002, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do a file search for Boot.ini when you find it, delete it. If you are still only using Win98, that should work fine.

Make sure you have system files unhidden.
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Old 11-09-2002, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Deleting boot.ini caused my system to be unable to boot.

This is my boot.ini file:

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[Operating Systems]
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows "
C:\="Microsoft Windows"
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hmm, odd, doesnt do that in the NT OS's

do this:

delete this line
Quote:
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows "

change this to 1 or 0, whichever works.

Quote:
Timeout=5
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Removing that line did not work.

However I got a boot.ini (below) from a computer with a similar config and that worked.

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=C:\

[Operating Systems]
C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"

Thanks for all the efforts.
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"Tried to load Win XP over win 98se and had to cancel.Now when I start my system I have to choose from win xp (not installed) and 98se.
How can I remove the Win XP choice from the boot up screen?"

if you're still having problems with dual booting:
remove dual boot

or for the printer-friendly page:
remove dual boot 2

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