Uninstalled a XP upgrade from 98

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onedavester

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I uninstalled a XP upgrade back to 98, and now when my system boots, I get a screen asking me choice 1. Install XP
2. Cancel Install
My system wont boot into 98 unless I choose 2. cancel Install

This file is a boot.ini and reads as follows:
[Boot Loader]
Timeout=30
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[Operating Systems]
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"
C:\="Cancel Windows XP Setup"
How do I get rid of this and still be able to boot.

If I rename the Boot.ini file or modify it, my system will not boot at all.
 

IMM

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It's not the ideal thing to do but this should get rid of the annoyance temporarily.
Change the line which reads
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
to
Default=C:\

What are u using to edit this file?

And the timout value from 30 to something reasonable like 4

How knowlegeable are you regarding things like "sys C:" or using fdisk to look at what exists for partitions?
 

onedavester

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I will try this. TI also had suggesto to me to change the boot.ini file to read as follows
from this:

:[Boot Loader]
Timeout=30
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[Operating Systems]
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"
C:\="Cancel Windows XP Setup"


to this:

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=0
Default=="Cancel Windows XP Setup"
[Operating Systems]
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"
C:\="Cancel Windows XP Setup"

notice the timeout is changed to 0

WILL THIS WORK AS WELL?
 
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