Hello, I am not sure if anyone will be able to help me as I have asked many people who are not very familiar with this area. Anyway here it goes. I run windows XP on a laptop which was duel booted with Suse(school laptop) and by default it used the windows bootloader to choose between these.
I am still new to linux but feel more comfortable working with Mandrake so wiped the linux partition(s) in Computer Management/Disk Management and installed Mandrake 10.0. I am now using the linux bootloader, Lilo, but the windows bootloader was still coming up after choosing to log into windows so I cleared the boot.ini file. Fortunately this works but it does produce an error (INVALID boot.ini file) which is only up for about a second before it boots into windows.
This error doesn't cause any problems but its still there for that split second and perfectionist in me wants to fix it. So my questions I guess would be what would happen if I delete the boot.ini file? will my windows partition be cooked? I cant use fdisk to get into this to repair the file if it is and will have to get it re-imaged. Are there are series of files that need to be erased/edited? Do I have to change any registry entries?
Anyway thanks for any help someone is able to provide me, I would appreciate it