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Windows ME / W2K Dual Boot

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Outsider, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. Outsider

    Outsider Thread Starter

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    When I am booting up a laptop, I get a OS selector screen with Windows 2000 and Windows ME as my two OS options. The windows 2000 option brings me up to the setup (installation was not completed) and the other brings up ME. What i want to do is get rid of the 2000 boot up option so it automatically starts up in ME. Does anyone know where to find these settings. I have looked in msconfig, but cannot find anything.
     
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    Often a boot handler OS toggler like the one included with Partition Magic is used. Is Partition Magic installed on you machine? Don't take any action, Ok? Small moves because a separate partition was created to install the Win2K OS setup on.

    The least troublesome way might be to just select WinME at Startup every time and do nothing. Eventually you might need to merge the two partitions with a program like Partition Magic to finalize ridding yourself of the undesirable OS boot up prompt. There are other applications like Partition Magic that could have been used.

    Deleting this Boot-up Prompt and additional Partition(s) could give you far more trouble than you ask for than just choosing WinME every time. Likely just uninstalling the Program with the OS boot-up prompter could end the prompt at boot you don't like without merging the partitions.
     
  3. Outsider

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    No partition or booting app. was used. I resolved it anyway, all i had to do was load using the Win ME boot disk and at the dos prompt enter 'sys c:' and it worked. Thanks for the help though.
     
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