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Need to find out which boot entry ID my working XP is


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#1 NuckenFutz

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 07:00 PM

Hi, I was messing around trying to install windows on stupid things like camera cards and it didn't work so now I have 3 boot boot entry's on on my PC and only 1 is working. How do I find out which ones are dead and which entry is good. Also I don't have any special boot loaders, thanks

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#2 Broni

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:57 PM

Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.
On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Under System Startup, click Edit. This will open boot.ini file in Notepad.
Copy all content, and post it in your next reply.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:09 PM

Nice method, and here it is

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(3)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(3)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:17 PM

Thanks, I will try it out really fast

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:23 PM

No rush :)

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:45 PM

Uh yeah... That didn't work so I booted windows Vista that was on my other HDD and here I am and I cannot find the boot.ini file by searching around.... how do I find it/fix this

It try's to boot a non existent version of XP

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:11 PM

Ok I found it now now im going to do the trial & error method until it works

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:18 PM

What do you mean, it didn't work?

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:02 AM

Ya it was the 2nd one that I wanted.

Still, Thanks for the help.

Edited by NuckenFutz, 24 December 2010 - 12:17 AM.





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