hi my wife as just got a time pc from a friend but when i start it up i get to menu telling me to press 1 for normal windows 98 startup or 2 for games options do anyone know how to stop this so it will load windows without the menu. thanks
Easiest way is probably to click the Start button and then click on Run. Type "Notepad c:\config.sys" without the quotes and making sure to leave a space after Notepad then click the button to run the command. Config.sys should now be visible in the Notepad window. The first line should be:
Under this will be lines starting with "menuitem=" which will relate to "normal windows start" and "Games start". This won't be the exact wording but you should be able to recognise them from this. Next should come the line "menudefault=" and the rest of the line should be the name of the default startup option then a comma followed by the time in seconds that the menu will be displayed for. This is usually 30 which means "display the menu for 30 seconds and then accept the default". Delete the 3 from the 30 so that you are left with 0. If the line was originally
it should now read
Click File then Save, and the next time you reboot, the menu shouldn't appear.
If you don't want to remove the menu altogether you could just change the 30 to a lower figure such as 5 and the menu would show for 5 seconds only.