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Multiple OS choises at boot


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herrdragon

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ok, so i did a bootcfg /rebiuld in the repair console, now it works but i have to go down to the third option and choose windows to start.
i wannt to delete the first two options.

thanks
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wannabe1

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Hello herrdragon...

Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Under the "Advanced" tab, in the "Startup and Recovery" section, click on the "Settings" button. In the window that opens, click on the "Edit" button. A notepad window will open (boot.ini). Copy the contents of that window and paste it in your next reply.

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herrdragon

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this is my boot.ini
boot loader
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk
os
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows="1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows="Microsoft Windows"
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wannabe1

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That's one ugly boot.ini file you got there...

Are you running Home or Pro?
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herrdragon

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:) :) :) is Home
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No worries... :)

One more question and I'll get you fixed up.

From My Computer, open Local Disk C:. Only one Windows folder and it's named simply Windows...correct?
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herrdragon

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yes, that's correct
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Copy the red text below.

In the notepad window (boot.ini), click "Edit" on the toolbar, and choose "Select All"...press the "Delete" key. Right click in the empty window and choose "Paste". Verify that what you see in the notepad window looks just as you see below...if it does, click "File" on the toolbar and choose "Save". Close the boot.ini file window and all other open windows...reboot.


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



Note:This edit is specifically for this machine.
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yep, only one now and start automatically.

thanks a lot wannabe1
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My pleasure... :)
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I wonder what msconfig, "Check all boot paths" button would have done with that boot.ini file?
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