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I went to the windows 2000 and can't seem to locate the boot.inf file.
It has windows 2000 on it and a partially installed xp pro, that went bad.
Is it safe to delete the windows folder on C drive?
I am not familiar with 2k os, so I need more detailed information on it. I did a search and the computer comes back no such file. Can it be named something else in windows 2k.
That's boot.ini, not inf. And it's typically a hidden file at the root of your hard disk.
Hey thanks this helped me out heaps, just one this
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
what are some of the meanings eg fastdetect,noexecute=optin
i have similar problem, but it is with windows vista, i deleted vista, but it is still there. any help? i just want xp there
I have a similar problem to the one described above, except that I am using a pc with Windows ME installed. I recently tried an upgrade to XP on a seperate partition, but after removing XP, I still get the choice of which operating system at boot. There is no boot.ini file anywhere on the pc. Is there another way to edit the choices and remove XP so that it automatically starts in ME?
thank u very much, u r one of the few out there helping people like me, thank you very much, very good advice, thx
i have microsoft media edition 2002. how do i find the hidden files that contain web sites visited and copies of email that have been deleted?
that really helped. Thank you very much.
about to find hidden files:
make a new file . then at the left u will find some named files the named files u will find all of the hidden files then u will press on yours. the file will open and u will open options make it unhidden and u will find ur file back on the desk top. thx
I tried your recipe. I printed a hard copy and followed the steps very faithfully.
It worked partially. I had two entries on the original .ini file and removed one I don't want. However at boot time, the removed one appears in a different name, just "Windows". It continues to do the same thing before, i.e. to install my XP pro again.
Any further suggestions? I know I can get rid of this problem with a clean re-install of my XP, with reforming the selected hard drive. It just does not appeal to me.
Any further suggestions?
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