BootXP & XP SP1

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Powerchordpunk, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. So can I have modified boot screens with boot xp? if I need to get rid of boot xp, what does a xp home edition boot.ini look like? Thanks.
     
  2. whoops. check out www.bootxp.net BUT I STILL NEED NORMAL XP HOME EDITION BOOT.INI
     
  3. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    when you uninstall it you'll get win.ini as normal.
     
  4. engel59

    engel59 Guest

    I've got Windows XP Home with SP1 installed and 1 partition.

    I did a search for boot.ini on my system. All I came up with was boot.ini.backup, which was in the C:\Windows\pss directory. It was backed up in May.

    Here is what was in it:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Instead of deleting bootxp open it up, go to options & restore your boot.ini backup. Choose option 1 if you have not added an operating system. Then go to my computer\properties\advanced\startup & recovery\settings\edit boot.ini. Your boot.ini needs to look like the above. Remove everything after /fastdetect. Save it. Reboot & the original is back. At Windows Bootxp will still pop up wanting to be installed again. Click cancel till you are ready to use it again.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Octopus posted this earlier>

    you'll have to unistall bootxp and other 3rd party programs.
    here is what M$ says in its :
    Windows XP Service Pack 1 Known Issues-Beta Technology Support:

    "Customers will receive this message when trying to install SP1 if they have
    installed BootXP, Windows Theme applications or other applications that
    replace the Windows kernel. This application replaces the NTOSKRNL.EXE
    boot file. Customers may see this same behavior with other theme applications
    as well such a Windows Blinds and StyleXP.
    Resolution:
    Uninstall 3rd party theme program from Control Panel > Add/Remove
    Programs. Attempt to reinstall the service pack. If SP1 still fails to reinstall
    follow steps 4 – 10 in Q327101. Attempt to install the service pack once you
    have completed those steps.""

    Looks like it might be best to uninstall bootxp & other similar apps.
     
  7. look what it says over at bootxp.net
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    OK will do. :D