Windows Advanced Options Boot Menu Missing at Startup
- The prompt to press F8 to see the Windows Advanced Options menu may be missing.
- The "Starting Windows" progress bar at the bottom of the screen and the Windows 2000 startup graphic may be missing, or may have been replaced by the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 OSLoader screen.
- When you boot Windows 2000, you may be prompted by a Hardware Profile/Configuration Recovery menu to select a hardware profile, even though you are not using hardware profiles. If you select one, Windows 2000 does not boot.
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).
- Boot the computer so that you can gain access to the file system of the boot partition by using one of the following methods:
- Choose another operating system from the Boot menu.
- Boot from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. At the Windows Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows installation. Then, press C to use Recovery Console.
- Use a Windows NT 4.0 boot disk with the Windows 2000 boot files on it.
- Use an MS-DOS boot disk if your boot partition is a basic disk and is formatted with the FAT file system.
- Copy the Ntldr and Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to the root folder of your boot drive (usually drive C).
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Article ID: 249000 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 17:59:07 - Revision: 3.8
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