If you can get to the Recovery Console by hitting F8, or through the CD,
Use the bootcfg command for boot configuration and recovery (boot.ini for
The bootcfg command with the parameters listed below is only available when
you are using the Recovery Console. The bootcfg command with different
parameters is available from the command prompt.
Set the default boot entry.
Add a Windows installation to the boot list.
Iterate through all Windows installations and allow the user to choose which
a.. You should first make a backup copy of your boot.ini file by using
bootcfg /copy before using bootcfg /rebuild.
Scan all disks for Windows installations and display the results.
a.. These results are stored statically for this session. If the disk
configuration changes during this session, in order to get an updated scan,
you must first reboot the computer and then rescan the disks.
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP
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> I had a dualboot windows XP Pro and windows 2000. then I
> use partition magic 7 to remove the windows 2000 partition
> and only have win XP, however when I then restart the comp
> it stops starting up immediately after trying to boot from
> the CDrom and 5 small boxes appear on the screen. and I
> can't do anything, I try to reinstall and it does the same
> after the first restart!
> anyone got any solutions?
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