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XP and FreeDOS


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m0rfea

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Hey!

I got new computer yesterday and it seems it has FreeDOS (or something, not sure though) on it and it's on C partition. I wanted to delete it, but it said, that that partition contains system information and it shouldn't be deleted (since I have no idea what this is, I didn't delete it :) ). So I created new partition from unpartitioned space for XP and now I have my XP on drive I :/
And now, everytime I start my computer a message appears asking if I want to boot into XP or unknown OS on the C partition and I have 30s to decide, if I don't do anything it goes to XP automatically.

Is there anything wrong if I have the DOS thing and XP? I really don't have time for another format, so I'm just wondering, if it's ok, to keep things this way for some time.
And I guess, there is no way of changing the pathnames (I and C), unless I format again and delete the C partition?

I hope you understand my questions :)
Thanks a lot for your help :)
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how big is the dos partition...
go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on boot.ini tab...change the time to 5 seconds click OK...click restart now
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I did what you said and it boots faster now, thanks :)

The partition is 37GB, the DOS itself is 4,12MB.
This is it:
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ASUS P5KPL-AM SE G33/31
Pentium Dual Cure E5200 @ 2,60GHz
2GB RAM DDR2
320 GB HD
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then just leave it...it may come in handy one day and its not taking up any space...
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Ok :)

Tnx again :)
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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