I have a new installation of Windows XP Home, and recently thought I had problem with it. I embarked on a repair via the Setup disk but abandoned it when I got to a point where I did not know what to do next. The problem was eventually solved by other means. The problem now is that whenever I start up I am faced with a choice of starting the original installation or running Setup, with Setup being the default. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of this option, please?
I'm not sure if this is what you want. "Help" says boot.ini is root C:\ but "boot config settings" is all I could find.
Here it is
[Boot Loader] Timeout=5 Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT [Operating Systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Setup"
Make sure that the default operating system is XP home edition (ie it is highlighted in the box). Then untick the "Time to display Operating systems" as mattyc_92 said. OK out and reboot. It should now boot straight into XP.
Well, I got there in the end, although not, perhaps, in the way I was meant to. After my last post I realised I had unticked the wrong box. I went back and unticked the right one and this time the PC booted straight into Setup and I had no option but to let it go through its whole repair routine. It's OK now thought so thanks to everyone for pointing me in the right direction.
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