XP Home start up question

  Chris Webster 14:40 19 Mar 2006


A week ago I set up a new computer for a friend(XP Home Edition)when booting it up it went straight to the desktop as it should do.

I've been round today to make sure that everythings still running ok but now on booting up a black screen appears with 2 boot up options 1 - Windows XP Home Edition (which is highlited by default)

2 - Boot to recovery console.

The screen only appears for around 3 to 4 seconds then boots to the desktop as usual, it's more of an annoyance than anything else. Everything other than this is working fine.

Any ideas on how to get it back to how it was when I first set it up?

Cheers Chris.

  DrScott 14:42 19 Mar 2006

Is the CD still in the drive? The recovery console usually boots off the CD ROM

  Chris Webster 14:44 19 Mar 2006


No, the CD drive is empty.

  VoG II 14:45 19 Mar 2006

click here Delete the Recovery Console

  Chris Webster 15:58 19 Mar 2006

I forgot to say that the computer is an HP and it came with NO discs whatsoever. Everything needed to recover the system is loaded on a small partition named 'E' drive (I think)

Cheers Chris.

  Chris Webster 21:05 21 Mar 2006

My friend started his computer the next day and it booted straight to the desktop as it should, and has been ok since.

Cheers Chris.

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