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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 5:43:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

In following the suggestions in a KB article about dealing with a dual boot
issue, I was led to a point where I was to open bootcfg.exe. I tried to do so
and got a message which said 'bootcfg' is not recognized as an internal or
external command, operable program, or batch ffile.'

I have searched my computer for a file titled "bootcfg.exe" and find no such
file. Where can I find such a file or will I have to go to my installation
disk?
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 8:06:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

For some reason bootcfg isn't installed on XP Home. With XP Home you have
to start the Recovery Console with the Windows XP CD-ROM.

What are you trying to do?

HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022

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

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

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:B5A23492-637F-4FD4-9A5F-58598CA3A534@microsoft.com,
Gordon Nelson <GordonNelson@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> In following the suggestions in a KB article about dealing with a
> dual boot issue, I was led to a point where I was to open
> bootcfg.exe. I tried to do so and got a message which said 'bootcfg'
> is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
> program, or batch ffile.'
>
> I have searched my computer for a file titled "bootcfg.exe" and find
> no such file. Where can I find such a file or will I have to go to my
> installation disk?
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 8:37:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

I am trying to get rid of a dual boot -- I have Win XP on two drives. I
probably could edit boot.ini in notepad, but from the KB article I read, it
sounds like bootcfg.exe would be a safer and simpler way to go. Thanks for
your interest and if you have any ideas on this subject I'd like to hear them.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> For some reason bootcfg isn't installed on XP Home. With XP Home you have
> to start the Recovery Console with the Windows XP CD-ROM.
>
> What are you trying to do?
>
> HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022
>
> The Purpose of the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314081
>
> Safe-Mode Boot Switches for Windows Boot.ini File
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;239780
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:B5A23492-637F-4FD4-9A5F-58598CA3A534@microsoft.com,
> Gordon Nelson <GordonNelson@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > In following the suggestions in a KB article about dealing with a
> > dual boot issue, I was led to a point where I was to open
> > bootcfg.exe. I tried to do so and got a message which said 'bootcfg'
> > is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
> > program, or batch ffile.'
> >
> > I have searched my computer for a file titled "bootcfg.exe" and find
> > no such file. Where can I find such a file or will I have to go to my
> > installation disk?
>
>
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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 10:06:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Gordon,

Start | Run | Type: sysdm.cpl | Click OK |
Advanced tab | Settings button under Startup and
Recovery | Edit button

or...

Start | Run | Type: C:\boot.ini | Click OK

Remove a Dual Boot
http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#19

"I have two installations of XP on the same partition........"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20

HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:AB8EBBBC-C979-47AA-B5E2-8F5A003BAD87@microsoft.com,
Gordon Nelson <GordonNelson@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I am trying to get rid of a dual boot -- I have Win XP on two drives.
> I probably could edit boot.ini in notepad, but from the KB article I
> read, it sounds like bootcfg.exe would be a safer and simpler way to
> go. Thanks for your interest and if you have any ideas on this
> subject I'd like to hear them.
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> For some reason bootcfg isn't installed on XP Home. With XP Home
>> you have to start the Recovery Console with the Windows XP CD-ROM.
>>
>> What are you trying to do?
>>
>> HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022
>>
>> The Purpose of the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314081
>>
>> Safe-Mode Boot Switches for Windows Boot.ini File
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;239780
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:B5A23492-637F-4FD4-9A5F-58598CA3A534@microsoft.com,
>> Gordon Nelson <GordonNelson@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and
>> pecked:
>>> In following the suggestions in a KB article about dealing with a
>>> dual boot issue, I was led to a point where I was to open
>>> bootcfg.exe. I tried to do so and got a message which said 'bootcfg'
>>> is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
>>> program, or batch ffile.'
>>>
>>> I have searched my computer for a file titled "bootcfg.exe" and find
>>> no such file. Where can I find such a file or will I have to go to
>>> my installation disk?
December 4, 2012 11:53:56 AM

I am repairing an old mini with windows xp on it. Thank you for your posts. I used the
Start | Run | Type: sysdm.cpl | Click OK |
Advanced tab | Settings button under Startup and
Recovery | Edit button

and it worked fine. Thanks again!
!