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Share the BOOT.INI file here.
Please tell us which one works...
While you will need to provide info ...
from your boot.ini to remove the menu option you can easily discover the working installation directory (folder) which would make the remaining one the one to simply delete.
Boot into your OS then open a command prompt (Start | Run then type CMD) when the command prompt opens type the following and after pressing the enter/return key the working installation will be named:
How to remove extra operating system in computer
Hi, I also have 2 extra windows 2000 operating systems on my hp pavilion. I installed msconfig and know which one to keep. I'm confused a bit on your explanation to keep the right one and how to delete the other ones I was hoping I could do it from boot.ini on msconfig. Do I type in the ones I want to delete and rename them or do I rename the good one. I'm not very computer savvy so I really appreciate your help. Brad Hawkins
Share your BOOT.INI
You could have followed my tip and saved one back and forth. What I do is edit the boot.ini just a little in a safe way so I can be absolutely sure. But since you didn't share I have to wait for it.
share your boot.ini
What do you mean I didn't share? I would like your help but I'm not sure what kind of info you need. I use windows 2000 my processor AMD athion 800mhz, hard drive 40gb, memory 256md sdram. Is this what you need or my boot.ini info? Thanks for help Brad Hawkins
Yes, the BOOT.INI content would finish this off fast.
Using your BOOT.INI as an example I would share a SAFE change so you can be 100% certain of the line to remove. Your choice if you want to do this. But if not, just say so and I'll unsubscribe.
deleting extra OS from your system
write click on my computer, then choose advance, on start up and recovery, choose settings, then a notepad will appear, chose the last ones, usually the last ones are the ones which are not currently running, then click on edit at the menu toolbar and choose delete, remeber to make sure you are deleting the correct one otherwise you will loose lots and always buck up before this step.
deleting extra OS
I tried your instructions and it deleted the wrong OS system. It showes
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition"/fastdetect
but it is starting in the Windows XP Professional which was the one I deleted. Can you tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it.
For XP I would have used our XP forum but let's look
At the recovery console. It has this neat command called BOOTCFG
Use this command for boot configuration and recovery. This command has the following options:
bootcfg /redirect [portbaudrate] | [useBiosSettings] "
That /scan option looks good to me.
removing extra operating systems