Booting XP

  Windsor 13:05 19 Jul 2010

I have recently had to completely re-instal XP and now when it boots up now I get an entry twice 'Miscosoft Windows XP Professional'

Hoe can I get rid of these entries?


  recap 14:39 19 Jul 2010

It sounds like you have installed XP twice. Try the following:

Right click on my computer.
click properties.
on the advanced tab click the settings button on the startup and recovery option.
set your default operating system at the top and set the time to show as 2 seconds.
Click apply and ok your way out.
restart and it will start in the OS that you want and only delay for 2 seconds.

  gengiscant 14:54 19 Jul 2010

Friend has just dropped a PC in which he believes is infected,my problem is that I cannot get to the desktop.
I get a POST but do not see the desktop, I have ruled out a graphics card problem as I have tried an alternative HDD with xp on and although it does not boot all the way due to driver issues obviously but I can see the windows logo and the moving blue bars.
I need to get in to run a scan or scans.
Suggestions wanted.

  gengiscant 14:56 19 Jul 2010

Sorry dont know how I managed to post my problem here.

  johndrew 15:01 19 Jul 2010

Download and use the AVG Rescue CD click here. You can boot from it and do a full scan.

  Windsor 10:58 20 Jul 2010

Thanks RECAP - your suggestion did the trick.
But I still don't know what caused it!


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