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boot.ini incorrect

By Seadogs ·
I have a windows 2000 server that has an issue in the boot.ini folder. When it boots up, it displays windows 2000 and windows 2000 (default) as options. It automatically choses windows 2000 (default). However this option runs into an error. If you manually switch it to the first option, windows 2000, the system boots up fine. Can anyone help me out with the correct syntax? My boot.ini file is below:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT /fastdetect /noserialmice:com2
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect /noserialmice:com2

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by tindog In reply to boot.ini incorrect

Correct syntax should normally be:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect


Not sure why you would need the "noserialmice" switch, since "fastdetect" replaced that switch.

See Q311578 and Q102873.

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by Seadogs In reply to boot.ini incorrect

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by Andyrew322 In reply to boot.ini incorrect

Just an idea...but if you edit the boot.ini by making the default the same as the operating system line it might help
change the default line statement as follows:
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partitition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server"/fastdetect/noserialmice:com2
This should work. Good luck ( I had a similar problem with a dual boot Win2k/Win98 system)

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