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Windows 2000 booting problem


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#1 FigNuts

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:41 PM

Greetings Bleep. I am a newcomer to this website, but pretty computer literate. I have ran into a problem fixing a relatives old IBM laptop computer. My stepdad and I fix computers for people, and he is stumped as well.

When the computer boots, it gives me a selection screen of partitions it wants me to boot from [0 for default C:\ boot, 1,2,3 for the other ones.] However, I setup partition magic a few minutes ago to try to remove these 3 partitions, and there doesn't seem to be any partitions except for the default C:\ one.

The system boots fine as long as you enter 0 to start it, but I would like to skip this screen, or possibly remove the other 3 partitions that don't exist.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

Edited by FigNuts, 19 August 2009 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:19 AM

try editing the boot.ini file

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:02 AM

go into the bios
see what the size of the drive is (it will be in mb)
and see whats the size of the drive is in windows


if their the same or very close then the bootloader have things wrong




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