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Old 12-22-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
ramaswamyps
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Red face help with windows boot. ini ??


i have 3 entries in my windows boot loader.
2 entries for xp prffessional
1 entry for win2000 pro
one entry of xp does not boot and says some file is missing in the partition.
the other xp entry works alright
i had first installed xp pro in my hda 80gb
and other linux installations of suse10,fc4,fox,mandrake10,knoppix,ubuntu,kanotix,slax,pclinus os.i removed the xp from hda and installed xp in my hdc 40gb which already had win2k, xp and win98.
when i installed xp in hda the xp in hdc died and did not work afterwords.then i deleted the partition and newly installed xp in my win98 partition removing win98.in that the win98 entry in the ntbootloader was removed automatically but the old entry of xp which points to the dead old xp install still remains.
how can i remove this troublesome entry in the boot.ini. i tried deleting it but its refusing to edit that system file.i tried doing it from linux then it deleted but when i booted again that entry shows up.

how can i remove the dead entry in the bootloader
as some of u might have similsr problem working with linux and windows i pose this quetion here.
some one give me an idea
thanks
 
Old 12-22-2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by ramaswamyps
i have 3 entries in my windows boot loader.
2 entries for xp prffessional
1 entry for win2000 pro
one entry of xp does not boot and says some file is missing in the partition.
the other xp entry works alright
i had first installed xp pro in my hda 80gb
and other linux installations of suse10,fc4,fox,mandrake10,knoppix,ubuntu,kanotix,slax,pclinus os.i removed the xp from hda and installed xp in my hdc 40gb which already had win2k, xp and win98.
when i installed xp in hda the xp in hdc died and did not work afterwords.then i deleted the partition and newly installed xp in my win98 partition removing win98.in that the win98 entry in the ntbootloader was removed automatically but the old entry of xp which points to the dead old xp install still remains.
how can i remove this troublesome entry in the boot.ini. i tried deleting it but its refusing to edit that system file.i tried doing it from linux then it deleted but when i booted again that entry shows up.

how can i remove the dead entry in the bootloader
as some of u might have similsr problem working with linux and windows i pose this quetion here.
some one give me an idea
thanks

we need the contents of you boot.ini file
 
Old 12-23-2005, 12:50 AM   #3
ramaswamyps
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i have notetablite installed in my windows 2kpro
with that notepad the file was edted and it showed the partition number to boot from
i did not notice it earlier
now after making the necessary deltion of (3) from the line it worked ok
thanks for a very fast reply



[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect= no execute

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

file after correction
[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect


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


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