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Removeing Duel Boot?

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Due to problems with FS I recently reinstalled Win 98SE as a duel boot with XP to see if it would solve my problem. I solved it so all works great in XP and I would like to remove the duel boot and Win98SE without having to reinstall XP. I once heard there is a comand line that will change the master boot record and accomplish this. Does anyone know if this is true and what it is?Thanks,K

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Ken,Change your folder options to show hidden files. Run a search for boot.ini Change the boot.ini so it looks a little something like this. Replace the { and } with square brackets.{boot loader}timeout=30default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS{operating systems}multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetectHope this helps :)Oh and I am not responsible for any damange of loss of data that may result in changing the system files.

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John,Thanks for your reply.My existing boot.ini looks exactly like your example except the end of the last line says; /fastdetectC:="Microsoft Windows" The C:="Microsoft Windows is added on my file. Will deleting this make the difference? I put Win98SE on my F drive, XP on the C drive.I want to be sure before I jump.K

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Ken,Well since Win XP is on your primary drive, I can't see any problems with replacing your current boot.ini file with the entries I posted. I am pretty sure it'll work fine, but I will ask around for you on some other forums I browse just to make sure 100% :)Edit: Oh also, does it boot to Win98 or XP as first option?Edit2: I just thought, you're probably running the home edition of XP, no? So adding the "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" might not be wise :D Have you formatted Win98 from your system yet?

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John,XP is the first optionI have XP ProNo, Win 98 is still there, I haven't changed anything yet for fear of being unable to boot. This happened to me once with NT and a duel boot when fiddling around with the boot ini.I changed the time to 1 second so the delay is minimal, but it would be nice to get rid of it.

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