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Solved: Un doing a Duel Boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Drew7997, Jul 17, 2005.

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  1. Drew7997

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    Anybody know how to unduel boot a machine with Win98/XP?
    I wasn't sure which subject to put this under. I want the 98 to stay and remove the XP. I ghosted the 98 partition and now applied it to the new HD. However I get that Windows Selection Screen. just wondering if I can remove that screen. And if so, How?
    Thanks to all.
     
  2. Drew7997

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    Anybody?
     
  3. AGCurry

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    Edit the boot.ini file and remove the reference to the boot partition you don't want to use any more. Make sure the default partition is set to the one you DO want to use.
     
  4. Drew7997

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    tried that- didn't work. it then gave me 2 listings of "Windows Operating System"
    it's ok- I just set the time to 0 and the default to 98. don't even see the screen and I can still ghost it and save it as is onto a different HD. Now I can have my XP on the old drive while the 98 on the new one. All are operatable. But thanks though.
     
  5. Drew7997

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    actually I think I remembered what I didn't do. I don't think I set my Boot.ini file to look at partition 1 instead of 2. Hmmmm or something like that. All well I got it to work. All is good in Computer Land.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    A very quick method for undoing the dual boot [and keeping win9x]

    Boot with your win9x boot disk; at the A> type "sys c:" without the quotes and hit enter. This will remove the boot menu.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    I must ask; why would you want to keep a win9x based os and get rid of an nt based os? Unless it is old hardware that just will not run xp or win2k, there really is no reason to go backwards.
     
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