Removing Dual Boot
I have a Bestbyte Dual Boot computer (on 2 separate hard drives-both XP) that I want to convert to a
single boot and use the second drive for backup.
The bootdrive I want to remove is the "Home Music" drive. To do this, do I just need to remove the
Home Music line (starting from multi(0)) from the boot.ini file below?
Bestbyte Dual Boot Computer (boot ini)
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Music" /noexecute=optin
thanks for any help,
Thanks for the reply!!
I'm a little unsettled with this, since I haven't used the command prompt for over a decade. I believe I use to use a:\sys c: prior to formatting a drive to re-install windows.
A couple of things are a problem for me if the above procedure is the only way I can take out the dual boot.
I don't have a floppy drive bay or a disk with DOS on it.
Another Note: When I'm in the Home Edition drive or Home Music drive, I can't see the extra drive in "my computer". So that makes me think it will need more steps other than changing the boot.ini file.
I want to thank KaptCrunch for the help. I've removed the dual boot and so far
everything seems to be fine. I did run into one problem which was the computer
hanging at bootup and this was because the "Data" Drive (D:) was the listed first
in the BIOS. I changed it to the "Home" drive and it's fine now. The "Home" drive
was "Ch 0" on the motherboard and I found this out by removing the SATA cables of
the two (250 GB) drives (one at a time) and rebooting. After it appeared to be
booting ok, I went into disk management and put drive (F:) on the music hard
drive. It now appears in "my computer". I haven't formatting the drive yet as I
ran out of time, but I shouldn't have any problems with that now.
So once again thanks for your help!
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