Windows 200 ontop of 98. boot up annoying

ericiscool

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hey i have a machine running 98, and i did the windows install instead of update to install 2000 and now everytime i start up i have to choose between the 2, is there any way to make it start up with just 2000 and i dont have to pick? so i can pres the button and it will just boot up on 2000 no questions asked? is there an easier way than re-installing 2000 as an upgrade? - thats the only way i could think of fixen this lil annoyance.
 

ericiscool

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anyone have any suggestions of what i can google for? or anyone know where to set what OS to boot with?
 

GhettoFob

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right click on my computer, go to properties, advanced tab, settings under startup and recovery and modify the settings there, I have XP installed but I would imagine 2k would be similar
 

Beaks

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Look in C drive boot.ini, it may need write unprotecting, but delete any line referring to win 98, and set the timer to 1.

Should look something similar to this:-

[boot loader]
timeout=1
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

 

Beaks

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Originally posted by: ericiscool
hey i have a machine running 98, and i did the windows install instead of update to install 2000 and now everytime i start up i have to choose between the 2, is there any way to make it start up with just 2000 and i dont have to pick? so i can pres the button and it will just boot up on 2000 no questions asked? is there an easier way than re-installing 2000 as an upgrade? - thats the only way i could think of fixen this lil annoyance.

As a matter of interest, it would have been easier to wipe the whole drive and install from scratch unless there was something of value you needed, systems with a clean install always seem to work better than upgrades.

 

VirtualLarry

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Assuming that your C: drive is FAT(16/32) here, then boot up off of a Win98se boot floppy, and perform these commands.

C:
CD
ATTRIB -H -S -R BOOT.INI
EDIT BOOT.INI
(insert semi-colon before the line that starts with "C:\ = ", that's the DOS-mode OS bootloader entry)
ALT-F (file menu), select SAVE, and then ALT-F, EXIT
(reboot)

Hopefully, at this point, since there is only one "live" bootloader choice in the list, it will automatically load.