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Her Man

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hi

i have multiple os installed (2 times xp pro and 1 time W 2000)
but now i dont need the two extra os anymore and i would like to uninstall the W 2000 and 1 of the XP pro's

so i formatted the the hard disk D , where 2000 and one xp are installed
with the intention to only keep the other xp , installed on C drive

but after formatting, the os were still there , in the list when starting the computer

however they dont work , i cant boot them, only the xp i want to keep can boot

i would really like to get rid of the other two


can someone help me ?
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The are not still there...they are just referenced in your boot.ini file

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, ADVANCED tab, choose STARTUP and RECOVER section SETTINGS button, click on EDIT

You will see something like the following

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

This should be the same order as your menu...so, if the first is the one you are selecting, then the other two are the bad ones.....better still


the first OS on the first physical drive , on the first partition will be labeled
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

Others will be listed differently depending on your harddisk setup

Simply cut the the lines you don't want, save, reboot. Remove the wrong line and your system will be hosed, though.

If you are not comfortable, post the file and someone will try to help
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thanks very much :tazz:

i already tried it before i postedbut for some reason the lines came back then
but now it worked

thanks
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oops still have one little problem

when starting the pc it stilled gives the list ( the unneeded os's are gon though)saying

-Win Xp pro
-Windows (standard)

boot.ini looks like this

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


notice that default says ==> partition(2)

i guess i should just change that to partition(1) to solve the problem but just ask here to be sure that i wont mess up my pc
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:tazz: no need of telling me anymore ;)

i couldnt wait till someone replied, so i just took the risk and changed the default

and hey, i was right , it works ;)

thanks anyway
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