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Solved: Help me get rid of this screen (see picture)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lightenrod, Oct 10, 2009.

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  1. lightenrod

    lightenrod Thread Starter

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    I recently uninstalled W7 on my computer that I was dual booting with Windows Media Edition. I went by the instructions and all went well except I still get this screen (Picture #1) ("select an earlier version of Windows") during boot up. It stays up for 30 seconds. I would like to eliminate this screen and go directly to the regular screen (picture #2).

    There is no mention of W7 in the boot .ini and in the "Startup and recovery", Windows Media is listed as the default OS, and again, W7 is not listed.

    My question: How do I elininate the screen in picture #1.

    I've Googled, Binged, and Yahoo'd but can't find any references to this.

    Any suggestions appreciated.
     

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  2. Callum_Dawson

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    Go on msconfig(.exe) and click the Boot tab. From there you can delete booting options. You must have an OS installed to use msconfig though.
     
  3. lightenrod

    lightenrod Thread Starter

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    Thanks Callum for the response. I had looked at that but wasn't sure what to delete. Maybe you can help me there. Here's my options:

    ;
    ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
    ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
    ;
    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
    c:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /CMDCONS
     
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  5. lightenrod

    lightenrod Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys
    I ran the recovery console from the XP Cd and the problem seems to be resolved.

    Thanks again
     
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