Solved: "Ghost" partition??

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Tika4

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My friends set up a partition on my harddrive and installed Windows 2000 Professional and did some weird upgrade to Windows XP on the second partition, however, it didn't work correctly. At any rate, after my friends messed around with it for 3 reinstalls and over a week wasted, I told them to wipe out my computer completely and undo the partition so I could start completely from scratch and do it myself. My friend did that today, and only installed Windows 2000 Professional so I could start from there for partitioning. However, when I boot my system up it doesn't go straight into Windows 2000 Professional, it gives me a screen that asks me to choose which operating system: Windows 2000 Professional or Windows 2000 Professional. The top option works, the bottom option does nothing. How do I get rid of that screen so it boots directly into Windows? Thanks!
 
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Hi,

You need to edit the

boot.ini

file to remove the reference(s) to the incorrect copy of Windows 2000 Pro.

I've read numerous threads about this on this and other forums. A search will bring up numerous.

hth

Ceri
 

Tika4

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Thank you! I did try to do a search on "ghost" partition, but mainly I received stuff that had to do with Norton, which I don't even have. Anyone have any ideas what search words to use? Thanks much!
 

Tika4

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Actually, this ended up not having anything to do with a boot disk. All I had to do was uncheck "Time to display windows operating systems" and it went away.
 
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