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    I have a 40GB Hard Disk partitioned into two 20GB virtual Hard Disks. On C: drive I have WinXP Pro installed and on the second drive, drive D: I have W2k installed. I installed W2k after WinXP but I don't need W2k anymore so myquestion is if there is anything special I would have to do other than format the drive with W2k on it. Thanks for the help in advance.

  • #2
    Depends on what you mean by special...

    Are you wanting to make your whole hard drive 40 gb? or do you still want to leave it partitioned into two separate hard drives?

    If you want to leave the hard drive into two separate partitions then no, there is nothing special you have to do.

    But if you want to make one 40 gb hard drive again...then technically you have to reformat and lose all saved data, but with partition magic you can put it all back together without losing the data on the xp partition. so that's what I would suggest doing.

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    • #3
      Remove W2K

      He can also merge the two partitions using Partition Magic for example.
      But my personal solution would be to reinstall all to have a very clean environment.

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      • #4
        Actually I want to leave them partitioned into 2, but if I format the drive with W2k will it still ask me to pick an OS on the start up? Because if it does I would like to know how to get rid of that.

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        • #5
          edit the boot.ini.
          Marcel
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          • #6
            What exacley do I have to take out of the boot.ini ??

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            • #7
              post your boot.ini so i can see what's wrong with it..
              Marcel
              Technical Consultant
              Netherlands
              http://www.phetios.com
              http://blog.nessus.nl

              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
              "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

              "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
              "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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              • #8
                Here is my boot.ini:

                [boot loader]
                timeout=3
                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 Professional" /fastdetect
                multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microso ft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

                I am not sure but i think i would have to take out the part that i made red.

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                • #9
                  youre right..
                  remove the red line and he won't ask you anymore witch os you want to select...
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Ok thanx for all the help.

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                    • #11
                      Im unable to delete that line and its not red at all

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                      • #12
                        In Windows XP, go to My Computer --> Properties --> Advanced
                        Click on the "Startup and Recovery SETTINGS button then click on the EDIT button

                        Remove the line shown in red (it will be black in Notepad) and go to FILE-->SAVE

                        this will do the trick

                        Tom
                        Tom Jones
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                        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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                        Ossian Ltd
                        Scotland

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