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#1 dregern

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:29 AM

HI,
im facing a little problem here,
i had just reinstalling my windows XP professional, i have 3 partition which is C:, D:, and I:.
previously my system was in C: and i wanted to reinstall at the same drive. But i had just misconfigure
it and install it in D:, so when my pc started, it shows menu select to choose 2 diffrent windows which is one located in C: and the other in D:, so i decided to start in C: and then format partition D: manually in windows. after i just format it, when windows start it still appear to choose two windows. when i click the partition D: that i had just format, it appears missing files. SO the problem is how to avoid and completely
terminate those windows menu selection? PLEASE HELP!

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:45 AM

You will need to edit the boot.ini file. If you need help with this, copy it's contents and post it here, then we can suggest how to edit it.

To get to the boot.ini file:

Start > right click on My Computer > Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery > Edit

Copy it's contents by highlighting all of it, right clicking and choosing 'copy'. Then come back to this site and post the contents by right clicking and choosing 'paste'.
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#3 dregern

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:56 AM

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /noexecute=optin
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:01 AM

When you see the choices of the two operating systems upon bootup, what happens if you do nothing? Will it automatically boot up to the working partition (C:) in 30 seconds? Or does it try to boot up to the non working partition (D:)?
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#5 dregern

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:04 AM

after the times up it will boot up the C: (the highlighted ones), because the C: is at the top of D:.
Actually i dont want the menu appear, i want it automatically boot at C:.
CAn it be configure?

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:10 AM

Try this: Remove the last line so that the boot.ini file will now look like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /noexecute=optin


Note that if we are making a mistake here, your computer may not boot up. Do you have a second computer to get back into this forum with if this should happen?
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#7 dregern

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:13 AM

yeah, i have the second computer.
But is the code are confirm not mistaken?

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:15 AM

I don't understand your question. You can try what I suggested, or to be extra careful you could wait for someone else's opinion for confirmation. No problem with waiting, as you will not hurt my feelings.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:18 AM

i've looked for other PC..their code such this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin
/fastdetect

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:21 AM

You could try what I suggested and if I am wrong, or if you modify incorrectly, it may not boot. In which case we can take the hard drive out and install it as a slave in your second computer and then can access the boot.ini again and modify it further. Your choice.
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#11 dregern

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:24 AM

anyway thanks a lot. But i need to used the PC hardly rite now.
I think i will try it tomorrow. any result i will reply immediately!
thanks again. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:39 AM

Hi again,
i had just try the code, and it is successfull!
i wrote such:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin
/fastdetect

thanks for your opinion!

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:14 PM

Glad to help!
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