Can you help me?

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by Shashank007, May 23, 2005.

  1. Shashank007

    Shashank007 Extremist

    :nw: I have a dual boot system.MY windows XP was been infected by virus, therefore I formated the drive on which it was installed.
    Now the ploblem is that I am Still getting Windows XP as an option in the OS selection menu. How to remove it.
     
  2. tejas

    tejas ..........

    You still get an option, but if you choose that one, nothing happens right?? Its nothing that affects your system. You can remove that option by editing a file in the registry. I don't know much about this, so i cant explain, but the experts will surely help you out.
     
  3. sachoo

    sachoo drenched in my pain again

    Yaar there is a .ini file from where u can remove the other (removed) OS name. You can open this file in notepad. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of this file. You have to search this bit.
     
  4. zoomingrocket

    zoomingrocket TeChNiCaL AdMiNiStRaToR

    In your root drive, i.e. C-Drive.. there is a hidden file called BOOT.INI
    Give me its content...

    Generally, it should contain the following line:
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    Just remove that and that option would vanish, and you wont get any MENU.. but direct loading of the root operating system installed!

    Following is my boot.ini contents:

    So paste your similar boot.ini contents here, so that i cant tell exactly what to remove, otherwise, you would mess the entire system!

    REgards,
    Zooom..!!
     
  5. akkyy21

    akkyy21 #%@!$&

    YEah,... even if u remove the "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" walla line from that format,... it would work fine!!
     
  6. silent_dragon

    silent_dragon Immortal guitarist

    yo dude whatever u do with the boot.ini file don't forget to make a backup of it b'fore making any changes!!!!
     
  7. Shashank007

    Shashank007 Extremist

    Thank's Guys You all helped me a Lot.
     
  8. Shashank007

    Shashank007 Extremist

    Hey Zoomingrocket As you said-
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    C:\="Microsoft Windows"
     
  9. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    Why do people just format their computer to remove a virus??? Use Antiviruses to remove them or if you can't quarantine it and ask pros like Zoom on how to remove it. That's better than losing all your files.
     
  10. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    andy , sometimes there is no choice left other then formatting ur system , some of the viruses can be really stubborn !!
     
  11. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    nice info zommmy
     
  12. zoomingrocket

    zoomingrocket TeChNiCaL AdMiNiStRaToR


    Oops.. i forgot about this thread... Sorry....

    You got to remove this line from your boot.ini
    Save it and then after reboot.. u wont see any BOOT menu.. it would be directly Win 9x!
    And yes.. for safety.. before making changes, copy your boot.ini file in some other folder...

    REgards,
    Zooom..!!
     
  13. 6string_addict

    6string_addict * Addicted Guitarist * <img src="http://www.indian

    As far as i know you will continue getting xp in os menu......but if you reinstall xp again , then the newer xp will overwrite the old xp in the os menu....
     

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