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Remove OS from Startup Window

By kcav ·
Whe I boot Window 2000 a Startup Windows appears and I am asked to select an operating system. In the Startup Window there are two listings for Windows 2000. How can I remove one of them?

The way this developed was I could not load Windows because of a file corruption error. I didn't have an ERD, consequently I installed a new operating system in a directory I called NewWindows. I was able to boot to Windows and copied a new version of the corrupt file into old Windows 2000 installation. I rebooted, the old version worked, so I deleted the New Operating System folder. However it still appears in a Window when startup the suystem.

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by TheChas In reply to Remove OS from Startup Wi ...

You need to edit the boot.ini file.

The boot.ini file is a hidden file usually located in the root folder of the boot drive.

You can remove the second instance of Windows.

You may need to edit other lines to stop the windows from popping up.

You can also reduce the delay time for the window appearing.

A good reference to boot.ini commands is posted at:
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/info/bootini.shtml

Remove any spaces from the pasted link.

Here is the text from the boot.ini file on my XP system.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
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

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by kcav In reply to

Thank you for your help

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by kcav In reply to Remove OS from Startup Wi ...

Thank you for you clear, concise advice. Problem corrected.

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