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Uninstalling BootXP......Help!



Does anyone here know how to uninstall BootXP? I have version 1.9 RC2. There is no option to remove it in add/remove programs. I cannot find any uninstall program for it, or install for that matter on my computer. I have never actually used it as I could only find crap boot screens. Now I'm trying to install Win XP SP1 from Windows Update and it keeps telling me that the kernal has been changed and to uninstall BootXP as this is causing the problem. See here for details: Q327101

TIA for your help.:D

Tabula Rasa

Stranger Than Kindness
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On the desktop, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Under System Startup, click Edit.

The Boot.ini file opens in Notepad.
Locate and then delete the /KERNEL= switch.
Save and then close the Boot.ini file.
Restart your computer.

...it was on the microsoft site...


Thanks Benny, but I've already done that. I got a little farther in the installation of SP1 but then it tells me that installation can not continue and shuts it off again.

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
Try getting a new version of bootxp & install it into the same folder as the old version. You should be able to remove it then through add/remove. Once done make the necessary changes to the booy.ini file.

From memory after I had done the add/remove thing I still had to physically delete the folder.


Benny: yes it's legit, it's on my work computer so it would have to be.

Khayman: I've already done that, still doesn't work.

Hipster: Ok, will try that and let you know.

Thanks Guys! :)


Ok guys, slight problem. I have tried unsuccessfully to download BootXP from numerous different websites and each time the download does not start. There must be a problem with their download section. I have even tried to got to bootxp.net but I get a cannot find server message. Does anyone have a copy of this that they could give me? Please! I presume this is not against forum rules as it is shareware and I would not have to cough up for it anyway as I just plan it install it so I can uninstall it. If it is against the rules then I am sorry, and I did not intend to offend anyone. Thanks again guys for all your help.

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
I just went to bootxp & started a download no problem. Stupid internet. Go figure. It is a bit over 1mb.
Anyway instead of trying that why don't you empty your recycle bin, then put the bootxp folder in it just in case, replace your boot.ini with the original, reboot & see what happens.


Ok Hipster, but before I do I want to check if my boot.ini is back to normal. Is this what it is supposed to say:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

*fingers crossed*


nope, still won't work. I get as far as the setup box and click agree then when I get to the part where it asks if you want to archive your files and click yes is stops and an error box comes up with SP1 installation can not continue or something like that in it. Damn it! :mad: I have tried again to download a newer version of bootxp, but same problem as yesterday, can't get into the site or download it from another site. Hipster, seeing as you were able to start d/ling it yesterday could you possibly d/l it and then e-mail it to me, if it's not too much trouble? If it is, or you don't want strangers knowing your e-mail address I totally understand. Thanks again.

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
I don't think that is your problem then. Have you changed the logon screen? If not something else must be going on. Installing bootxp then removing it will have no effect.

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