Dual boot screen

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Tonedeaf, May 9, 2002.

  1. Tonedeaf

    Tonedeaf Guest

    I re-formatted my hard drive and re-installed XP Professional. I now get a screen (look like a DOS screen) that asks me to pick which operating system I want to log into, but I only have XP installed. How do I get rid of that screen, so when I start up I go directly to XP? Thanks
     
  2. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    Open your boot.ini file in Notepad and edit out the second option. Here's what mine looks like:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
    C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    If I only wanted the XP option I would edit out everything after "fastdetect".