removing WIN 2000

This is a discussion on removing WIN 2000 within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I am running a dual boot machine with WIN95 and WIN NT4. I tried to upgrade the WIN NT4 OS ...

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    Exclamation removing WIN 2000

    I am running a dual boot machine with WIN95 and WIN NT4. I tried to upgrade the WIN NT4 OS to WIN2000 to make a triple boot machine. I now have a problem with WIN 2000 and one of my sound cards, because WIN2000 crashes to a blue screen when the OS tries to boot.

    I removed the sound card and WIN2000 booted fine, but the moment I put the sound back in the computer - I get blue screened.

    I now want to remove the WIN2000 OS section from the boot segment. The question is - how do I do it, without destroying my WIN95 and WIN NT4 partitions. Also note, WIN2000 is installed on a separate harddrive, so I could delete the WIN2000 folder, but I also want to remove the WIN2000 option from the initial loader screen.

    Thanks

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    You could easily just put in a Windows boot disk and use fdisk to get rid of the partition that Windows 2000. Then just open the bootloader file (boot.ini) and delete the entry for Windows 2000.
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    okay

    OKay, I will try later tonite.

    Thanks




    I hope this works. Also, would the boot.ini file only appear on dual boot machines? I don't find it on a single OS machine.

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    the boot.ini file

    Here is a copy of my boot.ini file... Are there any second opinions before I delete any part of this file??? I hope there are. Thanks....


    [boot loader]
    timeout=1
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINNT_ 2
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINNT_2="Micro soft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
    C:\="Microsoft Windows"



    I am thinking that I should delete:


    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINNT_2="Micro soft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

    and change:

    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINNT_ 2

    to:

    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT


    Any input is accepted by the way, I have WIN2000 installed in folder called WINNT2. I can delete that once I get this file straighted out....

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