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    Dual Boot – how to remove it?

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    by zinka.topolcnik ·

    I have a problem each time on load Windows.
    On PC I had two partions with 2 different OS. After removing one OS, formatting partion, it offer me again Dual Boot Menu. What should I do to remove that menu? Thanks! 🙂

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    • #2584419

      Clarifications

      by zinka.topolcnik ·

      In reply to Dual Boot – how to remove it?

      Clarifications

    • #2584397

      I’m assuming you want to make this change in a Windows system

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to Dual Boot – how to remove it?

      Windows uses a file called ‘boot.ini’ that’s in the root directory of the boot drive, usually ‘C’ drive. You need to edit this file.

      1. copy file into your documents file (in case you mess it up, you need a back up).

      2. Open the file in Notepad.

      3. The file usually has four or five lines. The first line is the reference to the default drive to boot to. Usually followed by a list of the different Windows system locations. Identify the one you wish to boot from at all times and delete the rest.

      3a. make sure the pointer in the first line is directed at the OS file you want to open.

      4. Save the file and close it.

      5. Reboot system.

      ——

      All goes well, you can now delete the back up.

      If it didn’t go well, use a boot disk to copy the back up back to the root directory and edit deleting the line you left the first time. Save and reboot.

      • #2579890

        A lil easier route

        by jferg69 ·

        In reply to I’m assuming you want to make this change in a Windows system

        I am assuming you had a Windows/Linux Dual boot system?
        If You can get a boot diskette or even if you can get an OLD win98 Cd you can get to a basic DOS command line and type “fdisk /mbr” without the quotes
        This will fix your problem and youw ill be able to boot into windows with no problem
        Done it many times.
        Took a LONG time to learn that one lol

      • #2579888

        Even easier….

        by alphatech9 ·

        In reply to I’m assuming you want to make this change in a Windows system

        Right-Click on My Computer

        Then click on “Advanced” tab on top.

        At the bottom you will see “Startup and Recovery Options” ….

        Click the “settings” tab and it will open another prompt.

        You will see a message that says “to edit startup files maually click edit”

        Click the “edit” tab and that will automatically bring up the boot.ini file opened in notepad.

        It should look something like this for a single boot option on XP..

        —————————————-
        [Boot Loader]
        Timeout=10
        Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
        [Operating Systems]
        multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Pro Edition” /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
        ————————————–

    • #2579883

      Even easier

      by nentech ·

      In reply to Dual Boot – how to remove it?

      Go to the system properties
      This is in the control panel labelled system

      Click advanced
      Click the Settings button by Startup and Recovery

      Turn off the tick by ?Time to display list of operating systems?

      Don?t do this if you have to choose windows from the the boot menu

      You will need to change the default operating system to the one you choose from your boot menu
      Then turn off the tick by ?Time to display list of operating systems?

      Click ok
      Click ok
      Restart your computer
      This should work
      You need to know this

      NTFS can not be accessed by dos boot floppys
      Window NT, 2000, XP, Vista use NTFS
      They can use FAT or FAT32

      So if its NTFS come back and ask a new Question about how to create a boot floppy CD or DVD that can read NTFS

      Good Luck

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