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Old 06-03-2007, 12:06 AM   #11
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Sounds like its got a dual boot setup to me. Have you tried installing XP again at some point?
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:58 AM   #12
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Yeah, don't go messing around with your motherboard, or jumpers..

There are a few ways around this..

You need to delete the OS you don't want, because it does sound like there are two installed operating system, or at least attempts at it..

To look at the boot.ini file, in which the listed operating systems can be configured, is found at Start> Run> sysdm.cpl (Advanced Tab)>startup and recovery Settings> Then press EDIT
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This is a sample of a default Boot.ini file from a Windows XP Professional computer.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect


This is a sample of the above Boot.ini file with a previous installation of Windows 2000 on a separate partition.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windo ws XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect


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To modify the boot.ini file, you need to Start> run> CMD> bootcfg /?

This will display all the parameters and subsections of the bootcfg command. You will probably want to use bootcfg /delete then the ID number of the OS you would like to delete..

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Or, just set the default OS.. I.E; the one you choose when that menu displays..

At the command prompt, (Start> CMD) type:

bootcfg /default /ID#

Where # specifies the boot entry id in the operating systems section of the BOOT.INI file to be made the default operating system.
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