XP Problem with Boot

My machine recognizes either two operating systems on one drive/partition (which I don't think is it), or two boot sequences at startup. Here's the boot.ini

Quote:
[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="Windows XP Professional"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


I'm using the one titled "Windows XP Professional", since it works. How do I get rid of the other one, do I just delete the second line, this one:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Could anyone help me?
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  1. *bump* can someone please confirm this by checking their own boot.ini ?
  2. Just delete the one you don't want and it will boot right in w/o that prompt to choose.

    You should make a copy of the boot.ini file and save it someplace you can get to before you make changes, just incase.
  3. same prob just worse
    Asked the same question earlier post no answer.
    I just got back to this
    [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 Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
    C:\="Microsoft Windows
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