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OS boot order

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by flex22, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi, I recovered my laptop by using installing XP again onto my C drive.
    The C drive is just a backup drive, whereas the D drive has the OS XP Pro and my data on it.

    Now when I boot, it gives me a choice between 'XP Pro' and 'XP Pro Professional'

    I choose XP Pro Professional, as that's my D drive.

    However it's defaulted at my C drive 'XP Pro'

    Pretty simple, but I've forgotten how you change the boot order interms on which OS it boots to.

    Also when I boot into the D drive it takes quite a while to load into the logon screen.

    Is this because it's not the default, or something else?
     
  2. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    Hi Flex, in answer to your first question, the option you are looking for is

    under:

    start ==> Control Panel ==> System

    Choose the "advanced" tab, and at the bottom there should be a "startup and recovery option" Go into that, and at the top is all your options for booting, such as what OS and how long to wait before continuing.

    As for your second problem, I'm not quite sure, still to early here :gmorning , and far to much to do!!:eyecrazy


    But it may be to do with the boot order. Try changing it and see what happens.

    HTH:D

    Andy
     
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  3. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks punkboy.

    It just failed me where it was set lol, I've never had to set it before I don't think, so that's my excuse :oops:

    I'll try a reboot and see what happens.

    Thanks:!:
     
  4. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    bah
    in my day we had to hard edit the boot.ini file
    bloody youth of today :)
     
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  5. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    lol @ Phoenix :biggrin
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Ah, the joys of playing with boot.ini. I still love it.

    Plus, you can have some mean fun on colleagues' PCs. and they wont have a clue how to fix it :p
     
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  7. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    The OS boot menu is now set correctly.

    However it still takes ages to boot into the logon screen.

    It's the part where the screen is black and the white lines at the bottom of the screen usually wizz past.But the white lines are taking ages to appear.

    I can't have it being this slow all the time.
     

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