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boot.ini file in windows 98

January 20, 2006 at 11:41:25
Specs: Windows 98, 933/128

Hi All,

I had win98 in my c:\ drive, winXP in my D and win2k in my F:\(Windows 98 was the first one to be installed - and then the rest)
Now, drives D and F have been formatted - so i have only Windows 98 in my C:\ drive with me. However, im not being able to reset the boot.ini file. It still gives me the dual booting options upon Windows startup.

Currently, my boot.ini file in windows 98 looks like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
C:\="Microsoft Windows"

Please tell me how can I edit this so that Windows 98 is the default option - ideally, there should not be a dual boot option at all during startup, because win98 is the ONLY OS on my machine.

Can i delete the boot.ini file?

Pls help!

Thanks :-)
Anuj

"When Life gives you Lemons, eat 'em raw"


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#1
January 20, 2006 at 16:35:09

Probably all that is needed is to boot with a Win98 Startup floppy and do a SYS C:

However please wait for others to chime in as not positive here.

Best


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#2
January 20, 2006 at 16:39:36

Yeah - you can delete it, but it's ignored by Win98 anyways - the main thing is to 'sys' the C: drive with a 98 bootdisk.

I agree; Computing.Net participants need to proofread


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#3
January 20, 2006 at 21:19:47

If you find NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM on the drive, delete thase as well. They are not needed with Windows 98 and like the boot.ini have been left behind by the XP istllation.

Stuart


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#4
January 21, 2006 at 08:30:47

Absolutely but these files are hidden and hope to remain hidden from our naked eyes. Use DOS attrib command to unhide them then delete them.

i_XpUser


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#5
January 21, 2006 at 14:50:59

Why? Windows Explorer shows them just fine.

They won't hurt if left, but are of no use

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#6
January 21, 2006 at 17:08:47

Well on all the PCs here the attribute for NTLDR is S-H-R and and NTDETECT.COM S-H. You may have set your Windows explorer to show all hidden system files. Most people don't.

i_XpUser


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#7
January 21, 2006 at 18:26:43

Well... I just deleted a few leftover on my system from an aborted Win2K installation - I received a 'stern warning' but otherwise, no problem

"You may have set your Windows explorer to show all hidden system files. Most people don't."

Maybe so, but I can't imagine how folks expect to repair or adjust their systems if they don't alter that default setting


I agree; Computing.Net participants need to proofread


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#8
January 22, 2006 at 01:43:06

Probably the smoothest move in this case is to leave it alone.


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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