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Remove dual operating system prompt

by billyk53 / August 10, 2008 12:17 AM PDT

On booting up, I get a choice of
Windows 2000 Professional (Setup) or
Windows 2000 Professional
If I do not make a selection, the first option is selected automatically and causes an error. (The first option started to appear after I tried to install Win 2000 on a new, second hard disk from the Win 2000 CD. It began to reinstall on C so I aborted as all the updates have been installed)

I have checked the forum and it seems boot.ini needs to be edited. However, the (setup)option is not in my boot.ini which is as follows:
[Boot Loader]
Timeout=665
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional"
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
This means I cannot do an unattended bootup.
Any help appreciated.

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I should have siad
by billyk53 / August 10, 2008 12:25 AM PDT

I should have said that in Startup and Recovery (Control Panel/System) there is only one option in the dropdown OS box which corresponds to the Boot.ini.

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Which is easy to replicate.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: I should have siad

It you start a Windows 2000 install then abort it then you get this. For me I fix this by continuing the install, noting which directory I install the new 2000 to and later edit boot.ini then delete the now unused WINNT2 directory.

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Thanks
by billyk53 / August 13, 2008 10:12 PM PDT

Thanks. I'll give that a try - was afraid of overwriting updated stuff and did not think of installing to another dir.

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