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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 3:01:04 PM

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I have two hard disks--80 gig and 160 gig. The 80 gig was/is the boot disk. I
recently reformatted the 80 gig drive and reinstalled Win XP Home from an OEM
system disk.

Everything went well--except that in the process I wind up with a dual boot
system, with Win XP Home on both drives. The good stuff is all on the 80 gig
drive (C Drive) with a lot of slop, including apparently a complete
installation of Win XP Home on the 160 gig drive, drive D.

As it stands now, when the dual boot message comes up, I can either hit
enter or let the time run out and the computer boots to the C drive, which is
what I want.

It is my understanding that to get rid of the dual boot, you have to edit
the boot.ini file. When I run msconfig and click on the boot ini tab, I find
my boot.ini file says the following:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
[operating systems]
muti(0)disk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn
muti(0)disk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect

If I click on "Check all boot paths" I get a message that says "It appears
that all BOOT.INI lines for Microsoft operating systems are OK."

What changes should I make to the boot.ini file to boot only to the C drive?
Can I edit it in the msconfig boot.ini window?
How much of a probability is there that I will mess this whole thing up
badly and lose my sox?

Thanks. Gordon Nelson

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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 12:23:47 AM

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

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:003E92E1-1D03-42A4-A685-1D0370B46126@microsoft.com,
Gordon Nelson <Gordon Nelson@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have two hard disks--80 gig and 160 gig. The 80 gig was/is the boot
> disk. I recently reformatted the 80 gig drive and reinstalled Win XP
> Home from an OEM system disk.
>
> Everything went well--except that in the process I wind up with a
> dual boot system, with Win XP Home on both drives. The good stuff is
> all on the 80 gig drive (C Drive) with a lot of slop, including
> apparently a complete installation of Win XP Home on the 160 gig
> drive, drive D.
>
> As it stands now, when the dual boot message comes up, I can either
> hit enter or let the time run out and the computer boots to the C
> drive, which is what I want.
>
> It is my understanding that to get rid of the dual boot, you have to
> edit the boot.ini file. When I run msconfig and click on the boot ini
> tab, I find my boot.ini file says the following:
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
> [operating systems]
> muti(0)disk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
> Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn
> muti(0)disk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
> Edition"/fastdetect
>
> If I click on "Check all boot paths" I get a message that says "It
> appears that all BOOT.INI lines for Microsoft operating systems are
> OK."
>
> What changes should I make to the boot.ini file to boot only to the C
> drive? Can I edit it in the msconfig boot.ini window?
> How much of a probability is there that I will mess this whole thing
> up badly and lose my sox?
>
> Thanks. Gordon Nelson
March 26, 2005 1:34:46 AM

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

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"Gordon Nelson" <Gordon Nelson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:003E92E1-1D03-42A4-A685-1D0370B46126@microsoft.com...
>I have two hard disks--80 gig and 160 gig. The 80 gig was/is the boot disk.
>I
> recently reformatted the 80 gig drive and reinstalled Win XP Home from an
> OEM
> system disk.

you, somehow, haven't reformatted, because you end up with 2 installs.


>
> Everything went well--except that in the process I wind up with a dual
> boot
> system, with Win XP Home on both drives. The good stuff is all on the 80
> gig
> drive (C Drive) with a lot of slop, including apparently a complete
> installation of Win XP Home on the 160 gig drive, drive D.
>
> As it stands now, when the dual boot message comes up, I can either hit
> enter or let the time run out and the computer boots to the C drive, which
> is
> what I want.
>
> It is my understanding that to get rid of the dual boot, you have to edit
> the boot.ini file. When I run msconfig and click on the boot ini tab, I
> find
> my boot.ini file says the following:
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
> [operating systems]
> muti(0)disk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
> Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn
> muti(0)disk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
> Edition"/fastdetect
>
> If I click on "Check all boot paths" I get a message that says "It appears
> that all BOOT.INI lines for Microsoft operating systems are OK."

correct, because both install are there


>
> What changes should I make to the boot.ini file to boot only to the C
> drive?
> Can I edit it in the msconfig boot.ini window?
> How much of a probability is there that I will mess this whole thing up
> badly and lose my sox?
>

the first multi-line refers to your install on c: and the second refers to
the install on d:.
so, if you want to get rid of the install on c:, remove the first line.
next you can startup with your new install (on d:)  and start removing stuff
from your c-drive.
Note. At the very least leave boot.ini, ntldr, ntdetect.com on the drive,
because they are used upon booting yout OS.
You *can* then also remove (delete) your windows folder and documents and
settings folder and program files folder on the c: drive.

hth

george

> Thanks. Gordon Nelson
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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 6:28:46 PM

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Wes--That did it. Thanks very much.

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o xLvcubMFHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> "I have two installations of XP on the same partition........"
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:003E92E1-1D03-42A4-A685-1D0370B46126@microsoft.com,
> Gordon Nelson <Gordon Nelson@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>> I have two hard disks--80 gig and 160 gig. The 80 gig was/is the boot
>> disk. I recently reformatted the 80 gig drive and reinstalled Win XP
>> Home from an OEM system disk.
>>
>> Everything went well--except that in the process I wind up with a
>> dual boot system, with Win XP Home on both drives. The good stuff is
>> all on the 80 gig drive (C Drive) with a lot of slop, including
>> apparently a complete installation of Win XP Home on the 160 gig
>> drive, drive D.
>>
>> As it stands now, when the dual boot message comes up, I can either
>> hit enter or let the time run out and the computer boots to the C
>> drive, which is what I want.
>>
>> It is my understanding that to get rid of the dual boot, you have to
>> edit the boot.ini file. When I run msconfig and click on the boot ini
>> tab, I find my boot.ini file says the following:
>>
>> [boot loader]
>> timeout=30
>> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
>> [operating systems]
>> muti(0)disk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
>> Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn
>> muti(0)disk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
>> Edition"/fastdetect
>>
>> If I click on "Check all boot paths" I get a message that says "It
>> appears that all BOOT.INI lines for Microsoft operating systems are
>> OK."
>>
>> What changes should I make to the boot.ini file to boot only to the C
>> drive? Can I edit it in the msconfig boot.ini window?
>> How much of a probability is there that I will mess this whole thing
>> up badly and lose my sox?
>>
>> Thanks. Gordon Nelson
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 8:17:22 PM

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

Gordon,

Keep having fun! :-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o cf1e.28049$oa6.20115@trnddc07,
Gordon Nelson <popop3@verizon.net> hunted and pecked:
> Wes--That did it. Thanks very much.
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o xLvcubMFHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> "I have two installations of XP on the same partition........"
>> http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:003E92E1-1D03-42A4-A685-1D0370B46126@microsoft.com,
>> Gordon Nelson <Gordon Nelson@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and
>> pecked:
>>> I have two hard disks--80 gig and 160 gig. The 80 gig was/is the
>>> boot disk. I recently reformatted the 80 gig drive and reinstalled
>>> Win XP Home from an OEM system disk.
>>>
>>> Everything went well--except that in the process I wind up with a
>>> dual boot system, with Win XP Home on both drives. The good stuff is
>>> all on the 80 gig drive (C Drive) with a lot of slop, including
>>> apparently a complete installation of Win XP Home on the 160 gig
>>> drive, drive D.
>>>
>>> As it stands now, when the dual boot message comes up, I can either
>>> hit enter or let the time run out and the computer boots to the C
>>> drive, which is what I want.
>>>
>>> It is my understanding that to get rid of the dual boot, you have to
>>> edit the boot.ini file. When I run msconfig and click on the boot
>>> ini tab, I find my boot.ini file says the following:
>>>
>>> [boot loader]
>>> timeout=30
>>> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
>>> [operating systems]
>>> muti(0)disk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
>>> Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn
>>> muti(0)disk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
>>> Edition"/fastdetect
>>>
>>> If I click on "Check all boot paths" I get a message that says "It
>>> appears that all BOOT.INI lines for Microsoft operating systems are
>>> OK."
>>>
>>> What changes should I make to the boot.ini file to boot only to the
>>> C drive? Can I edit it in the msconfig boot.ini window?
>>> How much of a probability is there that I will mess this whole thing
>>> up badly and lose my sox?
>>>
>>> Thanks. Gordon Nelson
!