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Boot select-Remove

by psions5 / September 20, 2004 10:12 PM PDT

I have a boot selection menu with,

1.Windows XP x64 Professional
2.Windows XP Home
3.HP Recovery partition

I have removed windows XP 64 from the system, and the recovery partition can be activated through the BIOS, so how do I disable the selection screen, so it boots straight to XP home?

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Re: Boot select-Remove
by FrankQTran / September 21, 2004 2:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Boot select-Remove

Edit BOOT.INI and remove it or you can change the time of display the Menu to a smaller number (I think the default is 30).

Caution: Back up the BOOT.INI prior to making any change just in case you screwed it up.


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Re: Boot select-Remove
by Cetin Denislam / September 21, 2004 2:50 AM PDT
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Find out the boot.ini file from root c:\ (it's a hidden file).

I agree with Frank regarding the change in boot.ini file and to copy the file in a spare location.

However, maybe it's better to open it with Notepad and copy and paste its content in your reply, just to make sure what's safe to be deleted.

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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Re: Boot select-Remove
by psions5 / September 21, 2004 3:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Boot select-Remove

Thanks guys!

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