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How to remove annoying screen on start-up of Windows XP.

by Eugen6 / June 23, 2011 1:14 AM PDT

I had Windows 2000 installed on my computer.Than I made a quick format and installed Windows XP Sp3 Professional.After that when I switch on my computer an annoying screen appears at start-up asking me to choose between:
1:Windows XP Professional
2:Windows 2000 Professional
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this nag screen that appears.I have heard about editing boot.ini but I don't know how and where it's located.

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You could edit BOOT.INI to your liking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2011 1:18 AM PDT

There is a wealth of information about how to control this with BOOT.INI on

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More explanation.
by Eugen6 / June 23, 2011 1:25 AM PDT

I forgot to mention that I have formated the free partition.The partition with Windows 2000 professional is unformated and still contains the files of Windows 2000 Professional.I tried to delete these files but was impossible.I tried also to load Windows 2000 but it failed.Can anyone help me?

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Re; unformatted
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 23, 2011 1:36 AM PDT
In reply to: More explanation.

Unformatted partitions can't contain files, because they don't have a file system. There's no need to delete something that doesn't exist.
Without more (and better) info it's impossible to help.


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Format The W2000 Partition From Windows XP...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 23, 2011 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: More explanation.

"Disk Management" (Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\Disk Management) should allow you to format the other partition and use it as free space afterward.

Combine that with editing of boot.ini and it should accomplish your goal.

Hope this helps.


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Re; boot.ini
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 23, 2011 1:34 AM PDT
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