Getting rid of boot loader?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zoey, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. zoey

    zoey Guest

    I want to use a 3dr party boot loader, how do I keep the xp bootloader from showing up? thx
  2. gajef

    gajef OSNN Addict

    By doing 2 things:

    Edit c:\boot.ini (will be a hidden/read only file)
    Take care of changing this with only 1 line with the XP os on it:

    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    Also in this file you can change the value of the timeout (here 5 seconds)

    DONT COPY ABOVE SAMPLE OF boot.ini: edit yours instead:
    the 0's and 1's in between specify the disk/parition etc so that can differ per computer...

    Changing this to a wrong parameter may render your XP unbootable

  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    go to device manager and select the advanced tab, under advanced u will see startup and recovery. open that and untick "time to display list of operating systems" Job done without changing files or registry :)
  4. zoey

    zoey Guest

    So just set to "0"?