Re: How to grt rid of dual boot XP??
From: Ron Sommer (rsommer_at_nospam.ktis.net)
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 01:37:26 -0600
R. C. White posted the reply below and is working on the problem.
David Candy posted: to get Performance and Maintenance in Control Panel,
change to Category View.
The feedback is currently broken.
-- Ron Sommer ************************* Hi, Ron. Yes, I see what you mean. I'll try to get the attention of the MSFT folks who maintain the KB. Not only is this specific line wrong, but there are a few other parts of the article that need to be cleaned up. Like, for instance, MY control panel does not have a "Performance and Maintenance" tool; does yours? And the article implies that it is a simple matter to add Win2K to an existing WinXP installation; in my experience, it's not simple at all, because when Win2K Setup spots WinXP's version of NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM, it refuses to install Win2K. (But I haven't tried to reinstall Win2K in years, so maybe my memory about this is not correct.) Of course, you (and any other user) can also comment by using the feedback section at the bottom of the article. If I get a response to my request for a change in KB 289022, I'll try to remember to come back here and update this thread. In the meantime, any reader who refers to KB article 289022 should note the error. The "disk(1)" in this line in the "after" version of the sample boot.ini file is wrong: multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect It should say: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect The computer probably would not boot until the error is corrected. :>( Thanks for pointing that out, Ron. RC -- R. C. White, CPA San Marcos, TX email@example.com Microsoft Windows MVP "Ron Sommer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:%23HcOa61EFHA.3244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl... > RC, > This Knowledge Base article has a similar error to the one Sam had. > http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q289/0/22.asp > The disk value changed from 0 to 1 for the original system and the default > system doesn't match any of the operating systems because of the disk > value change. > Do you know how to contact Microsoft to get the article fixed? > -- > Ron Sommer ************************ "Kelly" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:%234a2yNLFFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > Hi Ron, > > Are you speaking of Q289022? If so, it works fine here. This may have to > do with a country/language search. If you meant literally within the > body, scroll down to the bottom and click on Contact Us. Or send the > correction to me via private email and I will submit it for you. > > -- > All the Best, > Kelly (MS-MVP) > > Troubleshooting Windows XP > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com > > > "Ron Sommer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:e2SVgD1EFHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... >> Kelly, >> That Knowledge Base article contains an error. >> How do I contact Microsoft to get the error fixed? >> -- >> Ron Sommer >> >> "Kelly" <email@example.com> wrote in message >> news:%23d9S61xEFHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... >>> Options: >>> >>> Go to Start/Run and type in: msconfig >>> Then go to the Boot.ini Tab and click on Check All Boot Paths. If you >>> receive a warning about a duplicate path: Do you want to remove, choose >>> yes. >>> >>> Or... >>> >>> Right click the My Computer icon/Properties/Advanced/Startup and >>> Recovery/Settings/System Startup/Edit. >>> >>> How to Edit the BOOT.INI File in Windows XP >>> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q289/0/22.asp >>> >>> Added info by M. Stevens: >>> >>> I have two installations of XP on the same partition, how do I remove >>> the one I don't need? >>> >>> Boot to the desired version of Windows XP you want to keep. Making note >>> of the position in the boot menu. This will be important when you edit >>> boot.ini. >>> >>> Open a command prompt * and type " echo %windir%" without the quotes. >>> This will give you the current Windows folder you are using. >>> >>> From Explorer, delete the folder containing the installation you want to >>> remove. The original install folder is usually called Windows and >>> subsequent folders will be derivatives of Windows or Winnt. >>> >>> From System Properties [Winkey+Pause/Break] > Advanced Tab > Statup and >>> Recovery > Settings > Edit. >>> Select the Edit button and from notepad, first backup boot.ini, by going >>> to File; Save As and rename boot.ini. to something like boot.inibak. >>> >>> Remove the line referencing the installation not chosen; you made note >>> of in step one. >>> Set timeout=0 so the system boots directly into Win XP (you will not get >>> the boot menu). >>> Save As boot.ini & Exit. >>> >>> Reboot. >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> All the Best, >>> Kelly (MS-MVP) >>> >>> Troubleshooting Windows XP >>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com >>> >>> >>> "Burgy" <email@example.com> wrote in message >>> news:ScdQd.26101$XY5.firstname.lastname@example.org... >>>>I built a new system. I bought XP Pro b4 hand, but decided to go to a >>>>more powerful system because 98 an my old system were not up to video >>>>stuff. When I first installed XP to the new hard drive, it sukked. >>>>Seemed like it wasn't all there. After fighting it for a couple of days, >>>>thought I'd try to reinstall over the top like you used to do with 98. >>>>Seemed to go well and worked like a charm. Never noticed that it had >>>>created a dual boot situation. The 'working well installation' is on D >>>>drive, where as the crappy junk installation is on C drive. When I boot >>>>up. I always get the choose screen. Xp Pro one or the other. >>>> Naturally, only the one actually will boot. I renamed the Windows >>>> directory on C drive to see if everything would work ok withou it. That >>>> was a few months ago. I guess i can just delete that whole directory >>>> and not hurt anything. I was just wondering if there is a proper way of >>>> doing it ?? Really not a big deal, just bugs me. I know I probably >>>> missed something and caused it, and if I ever really have to reinstall, >>>> I'll see what I did wrong. But It's working so well, I don't want to >>>> start from scratch at this point. I'll prolly just delete the XP on C, >>>> and wait 'Til something makes me start over. >>>> Thanks for any reply. >>>> >>> >>> >> > >