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(Solved) Boot option screen missing, I lost my windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wanted, Apr 23, 2004.

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  1. wanted

    wanted Thread Starter

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    hi all my frineds her
    i got problem today that cause my xp system disable.
    i got 2 system in my computer win98 and windows xp i change the performance of the system tools and i changed the time to chose win98 or xp from 30 sec to 0 sec. now i can,t enter to xp system becase became fast to chose one
    pleas help me :confused:
     
  2. Davey7549

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    It is kind of frustrating when this happens but the problem can be corrected quite easily. There is a file called Boot.ini which I believe is hidden and read only so you will have to change the attributes before any corrections can be made.
    Go to control panel\folder options and set to show hidden files, click apply then ok.
    Next do a search for boot.ini
    Once found right click it and select properties. Remove the read only check mark and click apply then ok.
    Now right click the boot.ini file again and select open with notepad.
    Once open locate the line that reads:
    timeout=
    This line should currently read 0 (zero) and look like Timeout=0
    Change the zero to whatever amount of seconds you wish the boot loader to appear before timeout. 5 seconds is usually sufficient but you are allowed up to 999.
    After changing it click file up top of notepad and select save.
    Set file attribute back to read only and change the show hidden files back to normal setting.

    Restart system and your menu should appear.

    Let us know if that helps you.

    Dave
     
  3. wanted

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    thankx my frined but i found easier way to do that
    start>run>c:/boot.ini
    thanks
     
  4. Davey7549

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    Yup that way too! :D :D ;)

    Sometimes I take people on the long road since it is less traveled and offers more to learn. :)

    Take care and will consider matter solved.

    Dave
     
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