How to delete 2 OS option at boot ?

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roupcat

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I added a second HD and loaded XP as a second OS on it. When booting a screen appears asking which OS I want to use, XP or Win 98, If I don't select Windows it boots to XP which I have not activated. I thought I removed XP from the HD by formating it. I would like to get rid the boot screen option.
 
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go to START, hit the button marked RUN and type "msconfg"

go to the BOOT.INI tab and look at the text box. youll notice a string like this:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)/WINDOWS="Microsoft XP professional" yada yada yada

and one similar but with "Windows 98"

highlight the one marked XP and click the button below labelled "Set as default"

that SHOULD get rid of you having to choose XP every time you boot because windows will load XP even if you dont select anything and let the timer count down.
 

roupcat

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Thanks for the reply, but I want to get rid of XP and boot to win98 . I'm using Win 98SE
 

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Boot an MS-DOS disk, created with W98SE, and type the following two commands.

FDISK /MBR
SYS C:

You can then remove the XP folders.
 

roupcat

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Thank you, that worked. It said system transferred, I shut down and when I re-booted it went to Win 98SE.
Dan
 
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I had accidently done something really similar. My OS are XP Pro tablet edition and XPHome and i want to get rid of xphome please help
 
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