How to remove OS from OS selection boot screen.

Posted: 07-21-2003, 02:18 AM
For a while I had a dual boot situation going with two WinXP installations
on different hard drives. I now only have one yet I still get the OS
selection screen when booting up and have to select between the valid XP
installation and the invalid XP installation that doesn't even exist. How do
I disable the invalid selection and do away with the screen entirely? (I
assume if only one OS selection is present the screen will probably not
appear)

Thanks!

Charles Tomaras
Seattle, WA



How to remove OS from OS selection boot screen.


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Nicholas
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Re: How to remove OS from OS selection boot screen.
Posted: 07-21-2003, 02:22 AM
Go to Start > Run and type: MSCONFIG , and hit enter.
Click on the BOOT.INI tab and then click on "Check All Boot Paths"
to delete incorrect boot paths.

If the above does not work for you:

Right-click MY COMPUTER and select:

Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings > Edit

CAREFULLY edit your boot.ini file to remove the SECOND entry.
Your boot.ini file should then look similar to this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect



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"Charles Tomaras" <[email protected]> wrote in message:
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| For a while I had a dual boot situation going with two WinXP installations
| on different hard drives. I now only have one yet I still get the OS
| selection screen when booting up and have to select between the valid XP
| installation and the invalid XP installation that doesn't even exist. How do
| I disable the invalid selection and do away with the screen entirely? (I
| assume if only one OS selection is present the screen will probably not
| appear)
|
| Thanks!
|
| Charles Tomaras
| Seattle, WA

Charles Tomaras
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Re: How to remove OS from OS selection boot screen.
Posted: 07-21-2003, 02:32 AM

"Nicholas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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Go to Start > Run and type: MSCONFIG , and hit enter.
Click on the BOOT.INI tab and then click on "Check All Boot Paths"
to delete incorrect boot paths.

Worked like a charm...thanks!



Nicholas
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Re: How to remove OS from OS selection boot screen.
Posted: 07-21-2003, 02:43 AM
My cat wanted a spanky........

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"Charles Tomaras" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..

| Even though your fix worked for me Nicholas...why did it take you a full 4
| minutes to solve my problem and post? I'm sick of these slow and tired
| newsgroups....wish I had spent $35 on an MS tech support call instead.
|

Charles Tomaras
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Re: How to remove OS from OS selection boot screen.
Posted: 07-21-2003, 02:56 AM

"Nicholas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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My cat wanted a spanky........

OK, because I'm an animal lover, you are forgiven this time.


 
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