Solved: Windows XP problem (dont know what to call it)

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Shortys748

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ok this just recently started happening, when i start Windows instead of giogn straight to windows i get a message saying "Pick Os to run" giving me the choices of "Windows XP pro) or Windows XP backup this never came up before anyone know how to make it boot straight to windows without getting this problem?
 

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start/run/notepad "C:\boot.ini"

copy & paste the contents of the file into this forum
 

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[boot loader]
timeout=3
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" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /TUTag=RD3OPK /Kernel=TUKernel.exe
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (TuneUp Backup)" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /TUTag=RD3OPK-BAK




Is that what you mean?
 

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yes it looks like you are using tune up! and has modified your boot.ini to include a backup of the kernal it has created I guess to bootup faster.

you could do this:

start/run/cmd
attrib -S -H -R C:\boot.ini
exit

start/run/notepad "C:\boot.ini"
copy over text with this(wipe out what is in it already) becauful of extra spaces!:
[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" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
 

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Afterward reset atributes back
start/run/cmd
attrib +S +H +R C:\boot.ini
exit
 

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Try this go to Start/Run and type in msconfig,then click on start up and untick anything you can see to do with Tune up then on apply at the bottom reeboot and see if that screen still appears .....
 
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shortys: Right click "my computer">click "properties">select "advanced tab>click "settings" in "startup and recovery">reduce "time to display list of operating systems" to zero. That should fix your problem of showing more than one OS on bootup.

pjblevin
 

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pjblevin said:
shortys: Right click "my computer">click "properties">select "advanced tab>click "settings" in "startup and recovery">reduce "time to display list of operating systems" to zero. That should fix your problem of showing more than one OS on bootup.

pjblevin
Sure he won't see it but it will still be there
 

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Shortys748 said:
ok this just recently started happening, when i start Windows instead of giogn straight to windows i get a message saying "Pick Os to run" giving me the choices of "Windows XP pro) or Windows XP backup this never came up before anyone know how to make it boot straight to windows without getting this problem?
Also you boot.ini states that you have Windows XP Home. Was the statement above a typeo or should your boot.ini state "Windows XP Professional"
 

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pjblevin said:
shortys: Right click "my computer">click "properties">select "advanced tab>click "settings" in "startup and recovery">reduce "time to display list of operating systems" to zero. That should fix your problem of showing more than one OS on bootup.

pjblevin


yes that did cover it up but i would like it gone.......i want it to boot straight to windows Xp home
 
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