need help with boot ini file

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by alan2273, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. alan2273

    alan2273 I love the Penguin

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    I have just put windows XP Home on a friends computer.
    He wanted a small partition and a large partition on the main drive, which I did with no problem.
    When I installed XP I put it on the small partition(E) instead of the main partition(C).
    When I realised what I had done I reinstalled it to the C partition and in Disk management I formatted the E partition.
    When I boot up now I have 2 XP installs to choose from.
    I know the Boot ini file can be edited in notepad but I have forgotten how :suprised:
    Also how do I find out which entry is on which partition as deleting the wrong entry would mess it up.
    Regards Alan.
     
  2. Blue Jack

    Blue Jack OSNN Addict

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    Right click on My computer from desktop.
    Properties/advanced/startup and recovery -> settings.

    In the top you will see your start up string, under that is an edit button that opens boot.ini in notepad.
     
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  3. alan2273

    alan2273 I love the Penguin

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    Thanks for that Blue Jack.
    All done now.
    I just took a guess at which one to delete and chose the right one. :)
     
  4. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

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    Is there a boot.ini for Pro? becuase I am having a similar problem.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah. Start>Run>notepad C:\boot.ini
     
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