I am refurbishing old computers and I have one with an operating system(windows 98) and an XP setup. A boot menu for both obviously shows up each startup, however I can't seem to find the boot.ini in 98 to get rid of this. I know where it is in XP, but it doesn't look like it could be in the same place in the case of 98. Anyone know where I can acces it.
I may be wrong, but I don't believe the pre-NT versions of Windows (ie 95, 98, ME) have a boot.ini file. You're getting that because someone started the Windows XP setup, and I suspect the only way to remove it is to complete the setup and then boot into XP in safe mode and edit the boot.ini from there.
Which is hardly ideal because you'll have Windows XP sitting there.
If i remember right the boot.ini is a hidden system file in root C:. Your going to have to go to the file properties and allow hidden and system files to be viewed.
Bob L. Scrachy;3380235go to the file properties and allow hidden and system files to be viewed.
98 does not "hide" System files... It buries them in system folders.
Try running "FDISK /MBR" from a Win98 installation CD. That should get rid of that screen. (98 does not support XP...).
humm 98 i have put that way along time ago ever since i beta tested windows whistler AKA Windows XP man. but the boot ini would still beint he win98 foder int he C drive. remember to go to tools and show hiden files. then go though the system 32 folder i dont have a 98 system to sift though but i think it is still think the boot ini is in the folder named "sam" in the win98 syste32 folder.