Boot Menu Is Not Displayed and Timeout Value Is Not Used
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 242443 - If you install Windows 2000 on a computer with no other operating system installed, no Boot menu is displayed when you start the computer. Windows 2000 starts automatically without pausing to display any choices. Changing the Timeout value
in the Boot.ini file does not have any effect. (updated 1062000)
Boot.ini File Contains Previous Boot Options
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 225997 After you start your computer with the four Windows 2000 boot floppy disks, delete all the partitions on your hard disk, and reformat the drive, the Boot.ini file displays the previous boot options.
BOOT.INI Not Cleaned Up After Repartitioning
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 141188 The boot menu presented to you at boot up by the Windows NT OS loader is not cleaned up after you repartition your boot drive and the following conditions are met:
BOOT.INI Required for Repair Process w/o Emergency Repair Disk
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 139894 BOOT.INI Required for Repair Process w/o Emergency Repair Disk
Err Msg: Windows NT Could Not Start...
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 162330 This behavior can occur if the arcpath statement in the Boot.ini file uses all uppercase characters. For example:
MULTI(0)DISK(0)RDISK(0)PARTITION(1)\NT40="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"
Max Number of Lines in [Operating Systems] of Boot.ini is 10
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 141707 The maximum number of lines in the [operating systems] section of the Boot.ini file in Windows NT is 10. If you add an 11th line (or more), only lines 1 through 10 will be seen during the boot phase of Windows NT.
Users Group Members Can Modify Boot.ini When Installing Windows 2000 on a FAT Partition
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 227623 - When an ordinary user who is a member of the Users group is installing Windows 2000 on a drive using the FAT file system, that user can edit the Boot.ini file and save the
changes. (updated 10/20/2000)