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Mubashar

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i installed windows2000 in my pc, but due to incomplete installation the Operating System choice menu appears for only 2seconds and the default choice is win2000 which is not in my computer. So after 2sec "file missing" error occurs.
How can i solve this problem by changing my default choice from W2000 to w98.
 

bonk

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Howdy,

Go Start>>Run type msconfig click OK.
Click on the BOOT.INI tab
Click on Check All Boot Paths button.


If that does not work you will have to Edit the BOOT.INI file...but try this method first.
 

Mubashar

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i have no option or tab for the boot.ini but there is the file name boot.ini, and it looks like this. (it's entries)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=C:\="Microsoft Windows"
[operating systems]
C:\="Microsoft Windows"

but still i have two OS-choce menu
1.microsoft windows
2. windows 2000(default)
and the default option for windows2000. how can i change the default option to win98, by editing this file
 

bonk

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Click Start then right click My Computer choose Properties
Then Advanced tab
Under Startup & Recovery click Settings
Under System Startup
Click the Edit button
 

Mubashar

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Please!!!! i have not windows XP. and no advance tab on my Computer Properties.
 

bonk

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Sorry the Win 2000 got to me.

What you would need to do is open the msdos.sys and change the BOOTMULTI=1 to BOOTMULTI=0


In order to see this file and edit it, you will need to do the following
On the View menu in My Computer or Windows Explorer, click Options or Folder Options.
Click Show All Files on the Options tab, and then click OK.

In the list of files, right-click the Msdos.sys file.
On the File menu, click Properties.
In the Attributes section on the General tab, click to clear both the Read-Only and Hidden check boxes, and then click OK.

Then you can open the file in notepad and modify the contents.

Also post a copy of the Msdos.sys file
 
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