PLEASE HELP! WinXP took over my PC
Help! Have a big problem. Installed a new HD as slave drive D. Normal boot drive is C: with Windows ME and I want to keep ME as the default OS [do not ask me why as I have legit reasons]. After installation of new HD, installed a copy of WinXPPro as a new install on drive D: hoping to create a DUAL BOOT situation. This did not happen. Instead, WinXP has now taken over the PC and PC now boots automatically into WinXP. I cannot figure how to edit BOOT.INI on C: to include WINME and make WINME the default BOOT OS. If I simply format the WinXP D: drive, BOOT.INI will still be resident on the C: Drive and I probably will be in a worse situation as BOOT.INI will now be set and pointing to the WinXP OS which will now be deleted. How can I regain WINME as the default OS? Or how can I completely remove WinXPPro and restore system back to original state with WINME as the sole OS installed on C: drive. PLEASE HELP AS THIS IS RATHER URGENT!! Have been all over MS Knowledge Base and have found no help. tia, bruin70
Have you tried doing this in BOOT.INI:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Millenium Edition"
multi(1)disk(1)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
note: the part where it says, "Microsoft Windows Millenium Edition", can be either that or "Microsoft Windows ME".
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kioria on 10/09/03 06:56 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
it would be less typing if you
But i think he did the upgrade, so there will not be an option to do that, even you will edit da thing.
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