Removing dual winxp boot?

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Removing dual winxp boot?

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Well... now that I have install xp on my machine on my customer's drive and then remove it, MY machine think it has 2 os and promt me to choose between each other even if I have remove to 2nd drive... is there any way to remove this? i try to find so some in the bios menu but I haven't found anything...?
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You can

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You can do this might be an ok solution for what you need

Solution 1#

right click my computer select properties
click the advance tab
where it says start up and recovery select settings
set time to display list of operating systems to 1 sec


or you can do

Solution 2#

open your c:\ drive or where you have windows installed make sure show hidden files and folders is checked and hide protected operating system files is unchecked you should see a file named boot.ini make a back up of this file open boot.ini up and edit the ini file there will probably be 2 instances of win xp

delete the one you don't want to be listed there

an example of my boot.ini file looks like this

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


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Of course

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Of course if this is not what you meant then please ignore my post

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Post by Nerdz »

Exact! but i found it on google just b4 I look back here... i wanted to past the solution but here what i had:

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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /noexecute=optin
So when window started, it gave me the choice... i just had to replace the 1 by a 0 in the default... right after rdisk to have this result:

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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /noexecute=optin
thx anyway :D
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