Windows 2000 and Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mal42985, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Mal42985

    Mal42985 Guest

    I just recently updated my windows 2000 to xp. When I did this I tried to format my computer but it didn't work. I didn't really care that much so I installed xp. Now when I start the computer it gives me a choice of loading xp, 2000, or windows. How can I get rid of this? I don't want 2000 on my computer anymore. When I turn on my computer I want my log-in screen to come on.
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    If you're using ntfs, you'll need to use fdisk to delete the 'non-dos' partitions and recreate them. Beings you tried to format I'm guessing backing up isn't a problem. Does it boot into 2k, or is it just a messed up bootloader? If you want an absolutely clean installation then I'd suggest the fdisk route.
     
  3. Mal42985

    Mal42985 Guest

    Well the thing is that I like the way xp is running and everything is fine. It just boots to a choice at the beginning of one of the 3. I was just wondering if I could get rid of that without re-installing xp and everything else which would be really annoying.
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Yeah you can. Go to control panel> system> 'advanced' tab> startup and recovery 'settings' button. At the top of the that page is your bootloader options. You can edit your bootloader file (boot.ini) and delete the references in there. If you're not comforatable with that, just highlight the XP installation so it's selected as the default os and set the 'time to display list of operating systems' to zero.