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July 19, 2004 2:33:42 PM

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My PC starts with two options - MS Win2k Pro and MS Windows. I don't know
why MS Windows is there. I want to delte from option screen. How do I do
that? Thanks.

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Anonymous
July 20, 2004 1:52:26 AM

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Check out http://support.microsoft.com and query for this article, "Q311578
- How To Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows 2000". The boot.ini file gives
you the startup options of which operating system to boot. Make a backup
of this file and then if you want to get rid of the "MS Windows" option,
just delete that line and save the file.

bc
July 20, 2004 12:02:53 PM

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I appreciate your help.

"Blane Clark" <a-blclar@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Check out http://support.microsoft.com and query for this article,
"Q311578
> - How To Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows 2000". The boot.ini file gives
> you the startup options of which operating system to boot. Make a backup
> of this file and then if you want to get rid of the "MS Windows" option,
> just delete that line and save the file.
>
> bc
>
>
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July 23, 2004 12:10:05 PM

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I couldn't find boot.ini file. Any ideas why? Thanks.

"Blane Clark" <a-blclar@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Lu49yqdbEHA.3748@cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl...
> Check out http://support.microsoft.com and query for this article,
"Q311578
> - How To Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows 2000". The boot.ini file gives
> you the startup options of which operating system to boot. Make a backup
> of this file and then if you want to get rid of the "MS Windows" option,
> just delete that line and save the file.
>
> bc
>
>
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 11:17:21 PM

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Dan <Dan@nospam.com> wrote:
> I couldn't find boot.ini file. Any ideas why? Thanks.

Boot.ini resides in the root directory of you first or only partition. It
normally has the hidden and system attributes set. You won't be able to
see it in Explorer unless you set it to show system files, which are not
displayed by default. In Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View
and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".

If you don't want to do that, you can edit boot.ini by opening a command
prompt, changing to the appropriate drive if necessary, and typing:

attrib -s -h -r boot.ini

Then start notepad: notepad boot.ini
When you're finished and have saved your changes, restore the essential
attributes:

attrib +s +h boot.ini

--
Gary L. Smith gls432@yahoo.com
Columbus, Ohio
July 26, 2004 5:07:47 PM

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Thanks so much, again. I'll take one more look.

"Gary Smith" <bitbucket@example.com> wrote in message
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> Dan <Dan@nospam.com> wrote:
> > I couldn't find boot.ini file. Any ideas why? Thanks.
>
> Boot.ini resides in the root directory of you first or only partition. It
> normally has the hidden and system attributes set. You won't be able to
> see it in Explorer unless you set it to show system files, which are not
> displayed by default. In Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View
> and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".
>
> If you don't want to do that, you can edit boot.ini by opening a command
> prompt, changing to the appropriate drive if necessary, and typing:
>
> attrib -s -h -r boot.ini
>
> Then start notepad: notepad boot.ini
> When you're finished and have saved your changes, restore the essential
> attributes:
>
> attrib +s +h boot.ini
>
> --
> Gary L. Smith gls432@yahoo.com
> Columbus, Ohio
!