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Hi...

I have a dual OS Win ME (which isn't working) and Win XP which is.

I want to get rid of the Win ME OS without losing all the information in Win XP and I can't get in it right now. I get the error cmdninst is missing.

How would I go about that, Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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Click Start>right click on My Computer>Properties>Advanced>Startup and recovery settings>Edit
and then just delete the entry that is no good in your case the WIN ME entry.
 

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What I got...

Here's what I got and I am not sure what to delete so I didn't delete anything. Will I recover the space that Win ME is taking up? I want to do that and not just delete the OS from the Boot Loader.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


Thanks for your help...

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Boot from the XP CD
Choose "Repair"
Select "Inspect Boot Sector"
Reboot
Edit BOOT.INI and remove old entries
Remove the Windows ME files & folders plus the following files:

MSDOS.SYS
IO.SYS

If the WinME OS was installed on a separate partition you can now easily format that partition without loosing any XP configuration (as long as that partition is NOT the Primary Active partition!)
 
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