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By itisme ·
a machine with one hard drive, got winME on C and Win200 on \, both are FAT32.
I have deleted all the file from and reformat the , but restart the machine, still asked me to choose the OS.
now D drive got no data, and how to restart the machine without the asking me to choose WinMe/Win2000?

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by Fossil In reply to dual operating system

On the C: drive look for boot.ini. It's a Read-only file that has the menu choices you see displayed. First, change the properties to remove the read-only attribute. (in explorer, right click on the file and choose properties, then uncheck the read-only). Then, edit the file and remove the line(s) refering to the deleted OS and save the file. Next time you boot, that choicewon't be there.

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by Fossil In reply to dual operating system

sorry -- forgot to say that this is how it works in NT -- i expect it's the same for ME & 2K.

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by itisme In reply to dual operating system

I had tried that before post the note.
it didn't work.
Find the answer fromt the MCSE book.

But i didn't use the way provided by MCSE book either. what i did was reinstall win2000, problem resloved.

Thanks verymuch for the help.

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by saihib In reply to dual operating system

Make yourself a ME startup disk and boot from it. At the A: prompt type: sys C: and hit enter. After it finishes copying files reboot and it will boot straight into ME.

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by itisme In reply to dual operating system

Find the answer fromt the MCSE book.

But i didn't use the way provided by MCSE book either. what i did was reinstall win2000, problem resloved.

Thanks verymuch for the help.

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by sgotero In reply to dual operating system

Look up in c you have the boot files for w2k, they are: boot.ini, ntldr.com ,ntdetect.com. Also you must to edit autoexec.bat and erase any reference to W2K. When you erase those files, restart machine, and that?s all. Good luck
Hpoe it?s helps you.

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by itisme In reply to dual operating system

Find the answer fromt the MCSE book.

But i didn't use the way provided by MCSE book either. what i did was reinstall win2000, problem resloved.

Thanks verymuch for the help.

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