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Win 2000 setup problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RCLang64, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. RCLang64

    RCLang64 Thread Starter

    Dec 28, 2001
    i was going to re-install win2000 pro and i started to, but then i decided not to go with the re-install. now when i startup, i have to choose between the win2000 pro setup and win2000 pro. i need to know how to get rid of the setup choice when i start my computer. it is getting really annoying having to bypass that everytime i start my computer.
  2. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    To get rid of the entry open up explorer.

    It is a hidden file, so you might need to go to Tools--Folder Options--view and change it to show all files and folders and uncheck the hide protected system files and the hide file extensions.

    After you do go to the C:\ root and look for a file named boot.ini. Right click it, select properties and uncheck the read only attribute and hit ok.

    Now double click the file and it should open in Notepad.

    Delete the entry that references the windows 2000 setup installation. Make sure to leave all the other entries alone. Save the file and exit.

    Go back and reset the read only attribute and exit explorer.

    Now right click My Computer and select properties.

    Go to advanced and select startup and recovery.

    Look to see that it has Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect as the default operating system and uncheck the display list of operating systems.

    Now when you boot it should not prompt you for the setup option.
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