boot.ini


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Guest

I have XP Pro installed on "C". I have 3 other partitions and I installed XP Pro on partition 4 just for experimental reasons. When I was finished playing, I went into computer management and deleted partition 4 which is now unallocated space. When I had the 2 XP versions installed, my boot.ini looked like this: [boot loader
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOW
[operating systems

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetec

After I deleted XP on partition 4 my boot.ini looks like this:[boot loader
timeout=3


default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetec

The problem is when I boot, I get 2 windows (default)s listed. It defaults to the second one, which is no longer. It has been deleted. The current boot.ini looks as it should, but for some reason it lists the 2 windows to boot from, and defaults to the deleted version. How can I fix this
 
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Wesley Vogel

kendoll;

Try this:

Start | Run | Type: msconfig | OK | Boot.ini tab |
Check All Boot Paths button
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HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022

Boot.ini File Contains Previous Boot Options
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;225997

The Purpose of the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314081

Boot.ini File Still Contains an Entry for Windows NT 4.0 After New
Installation of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304829

Boot.ini file has been changed after installing third party software
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555044

Safe-Mode Boot Switches for Windows Boot.ini File
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;239780

"Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows Could Not Start" Error Messages When You
Start Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330184

Bootcfg
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/proddocs/bootcfg.asp
 
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Guest

Hmm, everytime I try that, I get a error message saying system utility has encountered problems...send a report to Microsoft etc.
 

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