Windows XP Boot Menu

  leemgilbert 21:01 15 Oct 2003

Can anyone tell me how to edit my boot record.

When I boot it askes me to select a operating system I want this menu deleted so it automactically boots into XP

  hugh-265156 22:26 15 Oct 2003

start/control panel/performance and maintenance/system/adavnced/stsrt up and recovery/settings

untick the box that says "time to display list of OS"

  LastChip 22:39 15 Oct 2003

First. Do you have more than one operating system?

If so, DO NOT carry out the following. You need to check your default operating system first.

So, open Windows Explorer and click on Tools; Folder Options; View; and SELECT "Show hidden files and folders". DESELECT, "Hide protected system operating files".

Now open C: drive, and in the root you will find a "Boot" file. Open this with Notepad or Wordpad and you will see a line like this;


Change this to;


Save the file and exit.

DO NOT change any other data.

WARNING. If you change any other parameter in this file, your system could fail to boot up. Therefore, you may like to make a copy of this file prior to making the change (just in case...!)

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