need help with boot ini file

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

  1. alan2273

    alan2273 I love the Penguin

    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

    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

    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

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

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Yeah. Start>Run>notepad C:\boot.ini
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