OS menu when restarting

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BumontheRun

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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?
 

Del

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

BumontheRun

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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
 

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.
 

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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