Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-05-2005, 01:07 AM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 32
Question At start up it asks me to Select An Operating System...

I used my computer to install WinXP onto a slave drive. I took the slave out (put it back in its own case) and now on the PC that I used as the master, it asks me at startup to select an operating system. Either WinXP Pro or WinXP Pro. I selected the first one, but its says the boot path is not correct, so i restarted and selected the second one. Which booted my C drive. How can I configure it to stop displaying that message and boot staright to my C drive?
__________________

lukey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default Re: At start up it asks me to Select An Operating System...

Right click "My Computer" "Advanced Tab" "Startup and recovery" button.

Select your default OS you want to boot.
Then uncheck the:
"Time to display list of operating systems"

Apply and ok everything
__________________

__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 01:51 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,275
Send a message via ICQ to DJ Stephen Send a message via AIM to DJ Stephen Send a message via MSN to DJ Stephen Send a message via Yahoo to DJ Stephen
Default Re: At start up it asks me to Select An Operating System...

Just to confirm, thats correct, or otherwise delete the other one from the boot.ini, i dont reccomend this though,
DJ Stephen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 05:04 PM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default Re: At start up it asks me to Select An Operating System...

My answers need comformation now? j/k

if there is no 2nd OS. and this one he selected is the correct one, you can then delete the other one if it bothers you..

now.. if you select the wrong one, and you reboot you'll get a notice that there is no OS like it said before..

For this case, boot with floopy or another boot cd..
I recommend EBCD
In the root directory c:\ look for boot.ini remove the time selection or add some seconds.

Can't find the boot.ini? cause it's hidden....
type this:
attrib -h boot.ini
attrib -r boot.ini
attrib -s boot.ini.

to edit the file type this:
edit boot.ini

an editor will load up and you can remove the bad one or add the boot timer on again.
save and close,,
then run the three commands to unhide the file but this time dont use the - use + like +h

reboot.
__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 09:27 PM   #5
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 32
Default Re: At start up it asks me to Select An Operating System...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuzzStPoint
Right click "My Computer" "Advanced Tab" "Startup and recovery" button.

Select your default OS you want to boot.
Then uncheck the:
"Time to display list of operating systems"

Apply and ok everything

This worked like a dream. Thanks so much for your help. It was so annoying! Ha ha.
lukey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 09:29 PM   #6
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 32
Talking Re: At start up it asks me to Select An Operating System...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuzzStPoint
if there is no 2nd OS. and this one he selected is the correct one, you can then delete the other one if it bothers you..
When you say "he" are you refering to me? Lmao, coz I'm a she
Lukey = nickname for Luca
__________________

lukey83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0