How to get rid of multiple XP log on screens

  Beas-Knees 20:18 20 Dec 2005

A friends botched attempt to install XP has resulted in him been given the choice of "which operating system would you like to start" and given a choice of 3 versions of XP, 1 of these now starts XP properly, 1 leads no where whilst taking the option of the 3rd one starts to take you through setup, what i would like to know is how can he get rid of the 2 "dead" leads and just leave the correct one

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:27 20 Dec 2005

A common complaint after reinstalling XP is the appearance of a boot screen asking the user to select the copy of XP that is to be loaded, even when there is only one copy of XP on the system. The traditional method of removing the invalid entry is to manually edit the boot.ini file, but XP provides an alternative method that eliminates the danger of manual editing by using the System Configuration Utility.

To Remove the Invalid Entry

Click Start > Run

type msconfig and click OK to open System Configuration Utility

Select the tab labeled BOOT.INI

Click the button labeled Check All Boot Paths

A dialog box will open detailing the location of any invalid operating system locations.

Confirm you want to remove the entry and reboot the system.

  Beas-Knees 20:32 20 Dec 2005

Thanks for that, I will pop round tomorrow and sort it out for him, Cheers

  Beas-Knees 21:57 21 Dec 2005

Tried Fruit Bats suggestion and it has half solved the problem as it got rid of the invalid entry but by clicking the option to start the third entry results in windows setup starting, any ideas on how to stop it please

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