Dual boot cancellation



peterk
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
I did this once before but I cant quite remember how.
I have ME on an EIDE drive labeled C(fat32) with XP on a SATA drive labeled
D(ntfs)
This dual boot stopped functioning after I converted D to NTFS...I now know
why
I know all of the boot files,etc are on the C drive and I wish to undo dual
boot and reformat the C drive...if I can if not I will just delete ME from
the drive.
Which files to I need to keep or copy to D in order to boot from D.
OR is it easier to just keep C as the bootable drive and delete what???

peter

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Hi Peter,

How you proceed depends on what you want to end up with. Also, if the boot
files are on C, then converting D to NTFS should not have presented a
problem. If you plan on leaving the C drive in place, just delete the WinME
system files from it and alter boot.ini.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
news:uzW3S6%23XFHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I did this once before but I cant quite remember how.
> I have ME on an EIDE drive labeled C(fat32) with XP on a SATA drive
> labeled D(ntfs)
> This dual boot stopped functioning after I converted D to NTFS...I now
> know why
> I know all of the boot files,etc are on the C drive and I wish to undo
> dual boot and reformat the C drive...if I can if not I will just delete ME
> from the drive.
> Which files to I need to keep or copy to D in order to boot from D.
> OR is it easier to just keep C as the bootable drive and delete what???
>
> peter
>
> --
> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
> safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
> sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
> used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
>

peterk
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the reply
I already changed the Boot.ini and boot directly into XP.
I aim to delete ME but am not sure about files to keep in the root of C in
order for the system to still boot to D
After deleting ME and leaving just the necesary boot files I aim to
partition C drive into 2...one partition holding those files needed for
booting and the other will be used for saved data.
thanks again
peterk

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uPBMw%23$XFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi Peter,
>
> How you proceed depends on what you want to end up with. Also, if the
> boot files are on C, then converting D to NTFS should not have presented a
> problem. If you plan on leaving the C drive in place, just delete the
> WinME system files from it and alter boot.ini.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
> news:uzW3S6%23XFHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>I did this once before but I cant quite remember how.
>> I have ME on an EIDE drive labeled C(fat32) with XP on a SATA drive
>> labeled D(ntfs)
>> This dual boot stopped functioning after I converted D to NTFS...I now
>> know why
>> I know all of the boot files,etc are on the C drive and I wish to undo
>> dual boot and reformat the C drive...if I can if not I will just delete
>> ME from the drive.
>> Which files to I need to keep or copy to D in order to boot from D.
>> OR is it easier to just keep C as the bootable drive and delete what???
>>
>> peter
>>
>> --
>> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
>> safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
>> sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
>> used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
>>
>
>

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Peterk, the file you need to keep on C: are ntldr, boot.ini,
bootsect.dos and ntdetect.com. In order to see these files
you have to from Windows Explorer select Tools>Folder Options>View>
Check Show hidden files and folders and Uncheck Hide protected
operating system files. Do you have a third party utility like
Partition Magic to create other partitions on C:
"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
news:uzW3S6%23XFHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I did this once before but I cant quite remember how.
> I have ME on an EIDE drive labeled C(fat32) with XP on a SATA drive
> labeled D(ntfs)
> This dual boot stopped functioning after I converted D to NTFS...I now
> know why
> I know all of the boot files,etc are on the C drive and I wish to undo
> dual boot and reformat the C drive...if I can if not I will just delete ME
> from the drive.
> Which files to I need to keep or copy to D in order to boot from D.
> OR is it easier to just keep C as the bootable drive and delete what???
>
> peter
>
> --
> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
> safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
> sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
> used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
>

Ron Sommer
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
C:\ntldr
C:\boot.ini
C:\ntdetect.com
These are hidden files.

You will not be able to make C: into two partitions.
If you do, then the XP partition will become E: which will mess up the XP
Registry.
The XP boot files are in the root of the partition, so they will be affected
by folders that you make to hold data.
--
Ron Sommer

"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
news:ubmJJMAYFHA.4032@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the reply
> I already changed the Boot.ini and boot directly into XP.
> I aim to delete ME but am not sure about files to keep in the root of C in
> order for the system to still boot to D
> After deleting ME and leaving just the necesary boot files I aim to
> partition C drive into 2...one partition holding those files needed for
> booting and the other will be used for saved data.
> thanks again
> peterk
>
> --
> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
> safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
> sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
> used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uPBMw%23$XFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Peter,
>>
>> How you proceed depends on what you want to end up with. Also, if the
>> boot files are on C, then converting D to NTFS should not have presented
>> a problem. If you plan on leaving the C drive in place, just delete the
>> WinME system files from it and alter boot.ini.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
>> news:uzW3S6%23XFHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>I did this once before but I cant quite remember how.
>>> I have ME on an EIDE drive labeled C(fat32) with XP on a SATA drive
>>> labeled D(ntfs)
>>> This dual boot stopped functioning after I converted D to NTFS...I now
>>> know why
>>> I know all of the boot files,etc are on the C drive and I wish to undo
>>> dual boot and reformat the C drive...if I can if not I will just delete
>>> ME from the drive.
>>> Which files to I need to keep or copy to D in order to boot from D.
>>> OR is it easier to just keep C as the bootable drive and delete what???
>>>
>>> peter
>>>
>>> --
>>> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
>>> arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to
>>> skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body
>>> thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a
>>> ride!"
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Bill Blanton
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
XP keeps track of currently assigned volumes' drive letters , so adding
another partition to hd0 shouldn't affect the letter already assigned
to the %system% volume on the second drive.


"Ron Sommer" <rsommer@nospam.ktis.net> wrote in message news:OVs54kAYFHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> C:\ntldr
> C:\boot.ini
> C:\ntdetect.com
> These are hidden files.
>
> You will not be able to make C: into two partitions.
> If you do, then the XP partition will become E: which will mess up the XP Registry.
> The XP boot files are in the root of the partition, so they will be affected by folders that you make to hold data.

> "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message news:ubmJJMAYFHA.4032@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks for the reply
>> I already changed the Boot.ini and boot directly into XP.
>> I aim to delete ME but am not sure about files to keep in the root of C in order for the system to still boot to D
>> After deleting ME and leaving just the necesary boot files I aim to partition C drive into 2...one partition holding those files
>> needed for booting and the other will be used for saved data.
>> thanks again
>> peterk

peterk
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Thank you for your time
I deleted all files except the ones you mentioned.Well OK I couldn't get
myself to delete IO.sys,command.com nor MSDOS.sys.Old ways die hard.
rebooted and all was fine
I deleted the ME folder
I used Bootitng to create another partition leaving a boot partition of
600mb
I formatted the new partition
rebooted and went directly into XP

thanks to all for advice
peterk


"Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:iowke.34065$ya2.26261@tornado.socal.rr.com...
> Peterk, the file you need to keep on C: are ntldr, boot.ini,
> bootsect.dos and ntdetect.com. In order to see these files
> you have to from Windows Explorer select Tools>Folder Options>View>
> Check Show hidden files and folders and Uncheck Hide protected
> operating system files. Do you have a third party utility like
> Partition Magic to create other partitions on C:

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Correct, the new volume would receive the next available drive letter
designation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Bill Blanton" <bblanton@REMOVEmagicnet.net> wrote in message
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> XP keeps track of currently assigned volumes' drive letters , so adding
> another partition to hd0 shouldn't affect the letter already assigned
> to the %system% volume on the second drive.
>
>
> "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@nospam.ktis.net> wrote in message
> news:OVs54kAYFHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> C:\ntldr
>> C:\boot.ini
>> C:\ntdetect.com
>> These are hidden files.
>>
>> You will not be able to make C: into two partitions.
>> If you do, then the XP partition will become E: which will mess up the XP
>> Registry.
>> The XP boot files are in the root of the partition, so they will be
>> affected by folders that you make to hold data.
>
>> "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
>> news:ubmJJMAYFHA.4032@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Thanks for the reply
>>> I already changed the Boot.ini and boot directly into XP.
>>> I aim to delete ME but am not sure about files to keep in the root of C
>>> in order for the system to still boot to D
>>> After deleting ME and leaving just the necesary boot files I aim to
>>> partition C drive into 2...one partition holding those files needed for
>>> booting and the other will be used for saved data.
>>> thanks again
>>> peterk
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Glad to hear all is well Peter.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
news:Oe7nJTBYFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Thank you for your time
> I deleted all files except the ones you mentioned.Well OK I couldn't get
> myself to delete IO.sys,command.com nor MSDOS.sys.Old ways die hard.
> rebooted and all was fine
> I deleted the ME folder
> I used Bootitng to create another partition leaving a boot partition of
> 600mb
> I formatted the new partition
> rebooted and went directly into XP
>
> thanks to all for advice
> peterk
>
>
> "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:iowke.34065$ya2.26261@tornado.socal.rr.com...
>> Peterk, the file you need to keep on C: are ntldr, boot.ini,
>> bootsect.dos and ntdetect.com. In order to see these files
>> you have to from Windows Explorer select Tools>Folder Options>View>
>> Check Show hidden files and folders and Uncheck Hide protected
>> operating system files. Do you have a third party utility like
>> Partition Magic to create other partitions on C:
>
>


Dual boot cancellation