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After reformatting getting a dual boot screen?

Discussion in 'Software' started by flopstocks, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. flopstocks

    flopstocks Nibble Poster

    I recently reformatted my frieds packard bell PC (it had one of those recovery particians). But I simply used an xp disk and wiped all particians and reformatted!

    But for some reason now I'm getting a dual boot screen on bootup (only one install of xp works). Nothing major but I would like to correct this if possible!

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  2. ManicMonkey

    ManicMonkey Kilobyte Poster

    Try looking at your hidden boot.ini file in your root diretory where windows is installed.

    That contains a boot list and will potentially have multiple entries. Beware when removing from here though as removing the wrong entry will stop windows from booting :)
    Timeout = how long options stay onscreen
    default = default, no entry detected boot up location
    operating systems = this is the list of your operating systems installed - edit this carefully.

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) = this basically means your first disc, on the first ide channel and partition number 1 (unlike the others 1 in this case means the first)

    \WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" = this is the location and name, on the partition, of your windows installation in this case default windows folder :)
    This is also the name that is displayed on bootup.
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  3. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

    You can safely stop it displaying the dual boot choice by:

    Right click 'My Computer'
    Choose 'Properties'
    Click the 'Advanced' tab
    In 'Start up and Recovery' (third down)
    Click 'Settings'
    Untick 'Time to display list of operating systems'
    Click 'ok'

    Job done!

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  4. flopstocks

    flopstocks Nibble Poster

    Great thanks all sorted now. Should have remembered from my A+ days lol
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