Editibg the boot.ini file in XP

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Can anyone outline the procedure for removing the alternate boot entry
the boot.ini file in XP?

I have tried editing it from instructions on the internet but when it
restarts the alternate boot line still shows up.

Thanks
 
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Have you been here? It is pretty straight ahead.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022

"EB" <eb@news.net> wrote in message
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> Can anyone outline the procedure for removing the
> alternate boot entry the boot.ini file in XP?
>
> I have tried editing it from instructions on the internet
> but when it restarts the alternate boot line still shows
> up.
>
> Thanks
 
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Not knowing what you've already tried, nor what version of XP you have (Home
or Pro), this is how you would do it in XP Pro.

Control Panel
System
Advanced
Startup and Recovery
Settings
edit


"EB" <eb@news.net> wrote in message
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> Can anyone outline the procedure for removing the alternate boot entry the
> boot.ini file in XP?
>
> I have tried editing it from instructions on the internet but when it
> restarts the alternate boot line still shows up.
>
> Thanks
 
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EB <eb@news.net> wrote in news:anIWe.11039$4P5.3494
@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:

> Can anyone outline the procedure for removing the alternate boot entry
> the boot.ini file in XP?
>
> I have tried editing it from instructions on the internet but when it
> restarts the alternate boot line still shows up.
>
> Thanks

You have to remove the read-only attribute BEFORE editing it. Otherwise,
the edits you've made won't save.

- FM -
 
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"Timothy Drouillard" <timdrouillard@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Not knowing what you've already tried, nor what version of XP you have
> (Home or Pro), this is how you would do it in XP Pro.
>
> Control Panel
> System
> Advanced
> Startup and Recovery
> Settings
> edit
>
>


I suppose a warning to be careful or you'll risk hosing the file and being
unable to boot to your OS goes without saying.....

:)

Stew
 

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Would you post the contents of your boot.ini file. Should be an easy fix.

Woody

"EB" <eb@news.net> wrote in message
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> Can anyone outline the procedure for removing the alternate boot entry the
> boot.ini file in XP?
>
> I have tried editing it from instructions on the internet but when it
> restarts the alternate boot line still shows up.
>
> Thanks
 
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Editing in BartPE is easy. No need to change attributes here.




"EB" <eb@news.net> wrote in message
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> Can anyone outline the procedure for removing the alternate boot entry the
> boot.ini file in XP?
>
> I have tried editing it from instructions on the internet but when it
> restarts the alternate boot line still shows up.
>
> Thanks
 

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Brian K wrote:
> Editing in BartPE is easy. No need to change attributes here.
>
>
>
>
> "EB" <eb@news.net> wrote in message
> news:anIWe.11039$4P5.3494@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>
>>Can anyone outline the procedure for removing the alternate boot entry the
>>boot.ini file in XP?
>>
>>I have tried editing it from instructions on the internet but when it
>>restarts the alternate boot line still shows up.
>>
>>Thanks
>
>
>
Thanks to all. I was able to remove the Read-Only and then edited OK.
 

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