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Thank you very much for your help thus far!
Ok so I followed the instructions and when I click on "check all boot paths the msg I get is "it appears that all BOOT.INI lines for microsoft operating systems are ok" but I can see the actual line and the way it reads is this (typing this out since I cannot copy the line)
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP HomeEdition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=C:$WIN_NT$\BOOTSECT.DAT=Microsoft Windows XP Setup"

So am I right at guessing that the way it is set up now is that if I don't make a selection it is just going to go into the XP set up that I am trying to get rid of? Is there another approach to change this?
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Is there only one line?
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oh no, sorry
prior to that line there is following:
[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[Operating Systems]
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What disc did you use and which version of XP was originally installed?
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I believe it was a Win XP Home Retail Edition (not certain as I already gave it back). My original version is an OEM Win XP SP2 Home edition that came with the Sony Vaio.
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Any suggestions for clearing up my start up issue?
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You probably need to complete the repair install, using the XP Home CD and your product key
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ok, I'll have to get back that copy of the cd

Thanks again for your help
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