When my computer starts up...the black and white screen gives me 2 choices of windows xp to choose from. I have to tap the "down arrow" for the second one which then logs on to my normal desktop. Prior to my messing about and fiddling around this balck and white screen with the 2 choices never appeared and I would like to get back to that state if anyone can tell me how please?
Thank you Mat. I have tried editing the boot.ini but it hasn't worked. I deleted one of the Microsoft xp lines ...from it...that didn't work and the black and white screen then appeared but with "windows default" I then deleted the other microsoft xp and am now left with 2 windows defaults to choose from...what did I do wrong? By the way I have xp home edition
Right-click 'My Computer' and choose 'Properties' then the 'Advanced' tab. Click the 'Settings' button in the 'Startup and Recovery' section at the bottom. Choose the correct OS from the 'Default operating system' dropdown list at the top. Click OK. Restart the PC to make sure that your correct OS is now the default. If all is correct go back to the same area as above and reduce the value of "time to display list of operating systems" or untick it to remove the menu altogether.
Eric10 - there is nothing at all in the dropdown list. I am still at the same spot but instead of the 2 options reading "microsoft xp operating system" they both now read "windows default" I have to tap the down arrow to log in using the second option...
Ok I have managed to fix this myself! I copied and pasted a new command for windows xp home into the boot.ini file, deleting what was already there first. It has now got rid of the 2 choices at boot up. Thanks everyone for the advice and heading me to the solution.
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