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Boot.ini file on dual boot system

By leaver ·
Can somebody please help me with this simple issue?
It?s about the location of my boot.ini / ntdetect / ntldr files on a dual boot XP/W2K Advanced Server system, which I set up 3 years ago to study W2K networking.

Disk mgt shows:
- Disk 0 : F drive = W2K Adv Server (marked 'System') and my boot files are in the root of F.
- Disk 1 : C drive = XP (marked 'Boot')

Boot.ini file content is :

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server" /fastdetect

I want to delete W2K Adv Server from Disk 0. What must I do?
Just move the 3 startup files to the root of XP, deleting boot.ini?s reference to ?multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server" /fastdetect??
I presume the references to Disk O and Disk 1 are ok as is, as the boot.ini will then guide startup directly to XP. Right?

I?m a bit of a novice, so forgive me if I?m saying something daft!!
Thanks folks,

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Boot.ini file on dual boot system

by funn1frm In reply to Boot.ini file on dual boo ...

I may be misreading this, but, its late and my wife's snoring. Total lack of concentration here.

If you installed the Win@K after the XP I'm surprised it worked. I messed around and intentionally buggered one up that way once. Only solution (easy & safe) I could find to repair the boot.ini files and such was to use the XP disk.
Just do a repair in the XP partition and it should add the files back.

If I hit at that from the wrong angle, I apologize.

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by gazmend73 In reply to Boot.ini file on dual boo ...

Delete the string refering win2000 server or whatever is it. You will find this string editing BOOT.INI.
Reboot your computer and wait the result of your operataion.
If you will get a negative result, reboot your computer with win xp cd inside.
Try to rewrite boot record and reboot again.
Good luck.
Gazmend Ajdini

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