Yikes! I had to do a re-install yesterday (using my re-set disc)because I made an absolute mess of my pc with some trial software (I know.I know shouldn't have done it).Everything backed up to another H.D so no problems there but now when I switch on my pc I get a choice of booting to one of two operating systems so it looks like I made a mess of that as well.
Question is how do I get rid of the spare O/S which appears to be the original messed up one?
If you go to Startup and Recovery in My Comp properties, you'll find the ability to select a default OS and the ability to reduce the wait time to zero - it will usually set at 3 secs, but that's quick enough. You can also edit your boot.ini from here, if you're brave enough!
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.2 [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.2="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.1="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn