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Postby music_lover on Wed Nov 12, 2003 4:29 pm

hi there
well i am using a triple boting pc
i.e win 98,2000,xp
so i have to go thru a screen where i get a menu where i can select the appropiate o.s
but somehow i ruined both win 98 as well as 2000 only xp is remaining
so is there any way by which i can now avoid the other non-funtional ones and boot directly to win xp
my friend suggested a format of HDD
but i do not wanna do that
is there any ohet way
please do reply
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Postby David on Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:22 pm

If you are using the boot.ini boot loader for selecting your os you can go to start up and recovery select windows XP as the default os and uncheck display list of operating systems.
If I remember corectly this should do it.
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:27 pm

You can create a Windows 98 boot disk, (yes, Windows 98) then make a new MBR by doing
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fdisk /mbr

That should do it.
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Postby integspec on Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:39 am

Another way to try:
Start-> Run-> msconfig
BOOT.INI Tab move the your XP boot line to top.

or in c:\ type
attrib -r -a -s -h boot.ini
make a backup of boot.ini to a different name
and edit boot.ini
and remove the unnecessary lines.

Make sure you make a bootable disk and /TEST it before doing any of this.

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