When I start my PC it keeps giving me a choice on which operating system I would like to log onto WINDOWS XP Home or Windows (Default) I get about 5 seconds to choose if I dont choose XP Home it uses default however default starts Windows XP setup and keeps going throught the process of an install I have tried using the recovery console with the CHKDSK /R command but everytime the PC starts I get a choice and like I say if I'm not quick enough it goes through the process of a full install its very annoying and sometimes takes me 3 to 4 tries to get on I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo PC with the rcovery disk any help would be appreciated thanks!!!
You can edit the boot.ini file to read (copy it fist and save as boot.old)
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Do not change the partition or drive letters if different for you PC just leave the line as it is
Any other lines apart from what you see above delete and it should then boot to home
Thanks for your help I'm a muppet all I had to do was click set as default and apply thats sorted it. Cheers i would never have thought of using msconfig i've seen the boot.ini file in there and never really took the time to see what it done but cheers my problems solved Thanks!!!
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