I installed Windows XP Home from usb (used Win to Flash program) to create the bootable usb), the problem is that windows won't boot up without the usb drive. I think its looking for the files at the wrong place. I have WinXP installed in Drive E which has this line in
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
and Drive C & the pen drive has this line
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Is it safe that I just edit the
boot.ini in Drive E to
rdisk(1)partition(3) without the risk of turning it into an unbootable system?
I know how I should edit it by going to My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Settings > Edit
One thing I just noticed is that if I run
msconfig.exe it shows the content of
boot.ini which matches with Drive C and not Drive E. So I guess the OS is using the
boot.ini of drive C. What do you think?
Moreover if I changed something which didn't let me boot even with the pen drive, then I won't be able to edit the boot.ini too