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Remove dual boot prompt?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 19, 2005 4:45:12 PM

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I have reformatted a laptop and installed WindowsXP, however I get a
dual boot prompt at startup.
1. Start Windows XP
2 Start Windows

How do I remove this text message so that the computer boots directly to
XP?

Thanks
Doug
June 19, 2005 4:45:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Doug McKean wrote:

> I have reformatted a laptop and installed WindowsXP, however I get a
> dual boot prompt at startup.
> 1. Start Windows XP
> 2 Start Windows
>
> How do I remove this text message so that the computer boots directly to
> XP?
>
> Thanks
> Doug

Start | Run | msconfig | Enter. On the boot.ini click the "Check All
Boot Paths" button. It will offer to delete the invalid entry.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 19, 2005 4:45:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Isn't there a countdown so that if you leave it alone one or the other will
boot? If so that's your ticket. In boot.ini a hidden system file on your
root. You set the deafult OS to be Windows XP and you set the countdown
time to 0. This can actually be done right from a GUI.

Right-click My Computer | Properties | Advanced | Startup and Recovery |
Settings |

Default operating systems: Windows XP
Time to display Operating Systems 0

or you can click Edit and do it manually.

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George Hester
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"Doug McKean" <dougmckean@iinet.net.au> wrote in message
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> I have reformatted a laptop and installed WindowsXP, however I get a
> dual boot prompt at startup.
> 1. Start Windows XP
> 2 Start Windows
>
> How do I remove this text message so that the computer boots directly to
> XP?
>
> Thanks
> Doug
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