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deleting mulitple os names @ startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chintan, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. chintan

    chintan Thread Starter

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    hey i had installed multiple os on my pc. but somehow one got currupted, so i deleted that folder, but on startup, it still shows that old os name. how can i get rid of dis
     
  2. bonk

    bonk Banned

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    Welcome,

    You can edit the BOOT.INI file.

    Press Windows Logo key + Pause Break key
    in the new window Advanced
    under Startup & Recovery click Settings
    under System Startup click Edit button.


    For one O/S should be something like this

    [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 Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can also use MSCONFIG and test all the boot paths. It'll allow you to delete any from the GUI that are not valid.
     
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