Removing XP from a dual boot system

  concretepigsy 15:32 28 Aug 04

I have Win2000 NT on my C Drive and XP on my E Drive.

I want to take XP off completely and only use Win 2000.

I have formatted the E Drive but the dual boot menu still comes up when I restart my pc.

have I got rid of XP or do I need to do anything else.



  temp003 16:16 28 Aug 04

You have got rid of XP. You just need to edit the C:\boot.ini file to get rid of the boot menu.

Right Click My Computer, Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery. System Startup, default operating system: if it is not "Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect , click the down arrow to the right, and select it (i.e. do not use XP as default). Click OK, OK to exit System Properties.

Click Start, Run, type c:\boot.ini and press Enter. The text file will open in Notepad.

Then under the section [operating systems], just delete the line:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition...="Microsoft Windows XP Home (or Professional) /fastdetect

Just delete that line. Click File, Save. Exit Notepad. Restart and you should boot into Windows 2000 without boot menu.

  concretepigsy 18:04 28 Aug 04

thanks a lot temp003 it worked a treat

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