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hulud

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on my laptop when i log in for some reason nothing comes up unless i hit enter. once i hit enter everything loads quickly and properly... but if i don't the load time takes a while for everything to come up. has anyone seen this issue before?

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Edited by hulud, 28 February 2007 - 04:44 PM.

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Please post your boot ini file. It should look something like this.

[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" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

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here it is (i copied this from msconfig):

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Edited by hulud, 01 March 2007 - 10:47 AM.

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I think you have to hit the enter key because you boot ini files says the XP os on a second partition. I wonder if your computer had a dual boot setup that was changed. I have not delt with this and will ask some other techs if they have. Please be patient for a day untill i can get some answers.

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You have to hit the enter key, because there is no partition listed under the [operating systems] heading. In fact, you don't have an [operating systems] heading at all. You need to edit the boot.ini file and delete everything that is currently in there and replace it with the following:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


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Edited by Fenor, 01 March 2007 - 04:19 PM.

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thanks ill give that a try.

when i search the boot.ini doesnt come up... whats teh easiest way to edit it? recovery console?
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Edit the Boot.ini File
To view and edit the Boot.ini file:
1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties OR START-->RUN and type sysdm.cpl and then click OK.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
3. Under System Startup, click Edit.

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