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badmonur

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when I stat up my computer before I can actually get to the actual OS, my computer ask me if i want to setup a new OS or continue with my version of windows. How do I stop it from doing this and make it just go to my existing OS :whistling:
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Hey there badmonur.

Do you have any disks inside the cd drive???? Are there any temp windows installtion files on the root directory???

LEt me know, both these things can cause this to happen. So to fix them just take out the disk or delete any temp installation files.

Coool :whistling:
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there arnt any disks in the drive and i porbaly wouldnt know where a temp windows installion directory if I had one.
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Hi badmonur...

Open Computer Management...Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Manage". In the console tree, right-click "Computer Management (Local)", and then select "Properties". On the "Advanced" tab, under "Startup and Recovery", click "Settings".

Under 'System startup", in the "Default operating system" drop down menu, what is lited?

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uhhh...............where is computer managment?
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uhhh...............where is computer managment?
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Go back to my last post and start where it says to right click "My Computer"
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this is what I got

microsoft windows xo professional setup

microsoft windows xo professional/neoexicute=optin fastdetect
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As I thought...there's an incomplete setup on there. Let's take a look at the boot.ini file.

Go back to the window where you found that information and click the "Edit" button under the drop down menu. Copy/Paste the information from the notepad window to your next reply for me.
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heres what I got::::

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"
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Open the boot.ini in notepad...if it isn't still open, delete the text in red below, click "File" on the toolbar, and choose "Save". In the "Default Operating System drop down menu, select "Microsoft Windows XP professional/neoexicute=optin fastdetect", and click "Ok". Click "Apply" then "Ok" in the "System "Properties" dialog window. Close all open windows and reboot.

Better?

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"

Edited by wannabe1, 09 April 2006 - 09:09 PM.

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it says that I cannot change the folder because that it is "read only"; what now?
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Hmmmm...Hidden partition setup files, I'll bet. That would be the only reason that would it be protected.

Click Start, then Run, type msconfig, and click "Ok".

Under the "BOOT.INI" tab, select multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect, and click on the "Set Default" button.

In the "Timeout" box, change the 5 to 0.

Click "Apply" then "Ok". Reboot.

How about now...better?

Edited by wannabe1, 10 April 2006 - 12:41 PM.

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the set default button is unavailable to me, I cant use it.
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Let's see if we can edit it using command prompt.

Click Start, then Run, type cmd, and click "Ok".

At the prompt in the command window, type the following, pressing "Enter" after each one:

bootcfg /default /ID1

bootcfg /timeout0
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