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Microsoft KB Archive/253896

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Boot.ini File Contains Previous Boot Options

Q253896



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server





SUMMARY

After you start your computer with the four Windows 2000 boot floppy disks, delete all the partitions on your hard disk, and reformat the drive, the Boot.ini file displays the previous boot options.



MORE INFORMATION

This behavior has existed since Microsoft Windows NT 3.5 and has not changed. This precaution is taken to keep from accidentally deleting access to existing operating systems.

To remove previous options, open the Boot.ini file in a text editor and modify it to contain only the appropriate options.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbenv kbsetup KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology : kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000DataServ kbwin2000DataServSearch kbwin2000Serv kbwin2000ServSearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro kbWinAdvServSearch kbWinDataServSearch


Last Reviewed: October 24, 2000
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