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Windows Advanced Options Boot Menu Missing at Startup
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This article was previously published under Q249000
NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000)is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
When you attempt to start Windows 2000 in a dual-boot configuration, you may experience any of the following issues:
This problem can occur if you are dual-booting Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and you installed Windows NT 4.0 after you installed Windows 2000, or if you have reinstalled Windows NT 4.0.
This behavior occurs because Windows NT 4.0 is unaware of the additional startup features of Windows 2000 and replaces the shared Windows boot files (Ntldr and Ntdetect.com).
To resolve this issue:
attrib ntdetect.com -r -s -hThis command may also be necessary from within Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000.
attrib ntldr -r -s -h
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