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Uninstalled a XP upgrade from 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by onedavester, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. onedavester

    onedavester Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. IMM

    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?
     
  3. onedavester

    onedavester Thread Starter

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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?
     
  4. onedavester

    onedavester Thread Starter

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    oops a few typos in there! lol
     
  5. onedavester

    onedavester Thread Starter

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    Thanks it worked fine. I am reloading my system anyway.
     
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