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How do I remove Windows 2000 bootloader?

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Jan 24, 2002

A friend of mine has this problem:

Originally on his computer he had Windows 98.
Then he tried to install Windows 2000.
But because there was a problem with W2K he decided to go back to W98.

Now every time he boots there is a menu for choosing:

1. Windows 2000
2. Windows 98

eventhough Windows 2000 is not installed. And there is a timer for 30 seconds.

From what I know that is the W2K bootloader. I tried removing it by running "fdisk /mbr" but it didn't work. I guess it is installed in the partition itself.


How do I remove the bootloader so that it boots directly into W98?
If removing is impossible then how can I reduce the timing to zerro seconds?

Thank you !


Jul 6, 2001
Ottawa, Ontario
go into your primary active partition, find the file Boot.ini (it's hidden and read only btw), remove the line with Windows 2000 on it, save it, and reboot


Sep 16, 2001
you can also create a boot disk, boot with it, and, at the A: prompt, type "sys c:".