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    I used to have a 2nd HD that had XP. My main HD has ME. When it started to boot, a DOS screen came up asking to select ME or XP. Now i have gotten rid of the 2nd HD w/ XP and it still asks to select which OS i want at start up. How do i get rid fo this so it boots ME like normal? I went into msdos.sys to edit 'bootmulti' back to 0 but its already at 0. Please help.:thumb:

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    Why would you want ME instead of XP:confused: Anyway theres an option somewhere in windows i'll look for it but not sure if i can find it for ya.:cheers:
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    Found it:D :D I think this should work ok go to Control panel - system - advanced - startup and recovery settings. Now there is an option to choose your default operating system i think changin that to ME should work:thumb:
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    boot.ini ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    boot.ini ??
    thats the way to go :thumb:
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    there no boot.ini file in ME.

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    ME is against my religion, so that was just a guess.
    Just trying to help :(

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    If he's got rid of XP and only using ME now, fire up a dos box (start->run->command) and type: fdisk /mbr ... then reboot and see if you are still asked :)

    If you hwoever ditched ME and kept the XP drive, then boot.ini is the file you wanna edit... it's hidden, set system file... so before you edit it manually you have to (again in a dos box) type: attrib -s boot.ini - then - attrib -h boot.ini - then - attrib +a boot.ini - then edit it, remove the other entry for the other drive... then do those three attrib commands in reverse (attrib -a boot.ini - then - attrib +s boot.ini - then - attrib +h boot.ini) reboot and you'll be good to go.
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    boot.ini isn't part of every windows OS? :confused:
    where is the information for booting is stored then?

    i think it should be there and as "Suicide" said...its a hidden and a system file!
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    yeah, I forgot its hidden. I have explorer set to show all files and extensions. So i see all the files.
    Its in C:\boot.ini
    You have to have it.
    go to run>msconfig
    you will have a tab called boot.ini
    if you do you have boot.ini file!!!!!!!!!!!

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