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OS menu when restarting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BumontheRun, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. BumontheRun

    BumontheRun Thread Starter

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    Whenever i restart it asks me to pick which operating system i want to use. I only have one though, just a copy of it from when i wanted to change the logon look and everything in Windows XP home. Now how can i delete it and stay with the original?
     
  2. Del

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    Do a search for boot.ini and open it with notepad, then copy and paste it here.
     
  3. BumontheRun

    BumontheRun Thread Starter

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    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Original)" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /KERNEL=kernel1.exe
     
  4. Del

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  5. Tushman

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    Bum, both of those paths (indicated in your boot.ini file) point to the same partition. I don't know how that happened but i'm guessing you tried to install Win XP and aborted in the middle of it and installed it again. Just a guess.

    At any rate, if yoiu change the value to -1 where it says timeout=30, it will automatically load the default OS (default OS is the first one listed). There are other ways to correct this, but in your case, i think just changing the value would be the quickest and easiest.

    Don't change anything else in that boot.ini file.
     
  6. Del

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    Actually you can change things in the boot.ini .
    Example cut and paste to change the order they come up in or if you have one listed twice, you can remove it. Once I had
    windows
    win xp
    win 2000
    win xp
    just removed the second win xp and worked fine.
    But in this case, you'll still get the screen up to choose, I think M$ site fixes that.
     
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