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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 10:52 am:   

I am currently reinstalling a Windows 2000 Pro OS onto a laptop and I repartitioned the 32GB HD. I had to reinstall it twice since it first installed W2k onto me 3rd (smallest) partition and I had to direct it to my primary C: drive.
Everything is fine except that I get a screen that wants me to select which OS I want to boot with and also a countdown timer. I know this screen is for multi-OS systems, but I think that there are remnants to the first reinstall in some boot file that causes this option screen to appear.
Both options are for the same OS and the second choice, if selected, indicates that it cannot boot because the ...kernal is missing and I need to copy that file to the system.

1-Is there any way that I can remove that second OS option screen...remove the remnant files from previous installs?

2-At least change the countdown timer to ZERO

3-I don't mind re-installing the entire system again, but can anyone tell me how I can DEFINITELY erase all files so that I don't get the same thing again. I converted the FAT32 to NTFS on the C: Drive during SETUP and I thought that would erase everything on the C: Drive.

Posted on Friday, August 3, 2001 - 5:43 pm:   

Right click my computer, click on properties. Click on the advanced tab. Click the startup and recovery button. Either remove the check in display list of operating system for X seconds, or change the number to zero.

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