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Duplicate Start-up operating systems

By dlridder ·
I am on using Microsoft 2000 profesional as my system. At start-up I have three choices to select. I would like to remove the selections which I am not using so the lone default would load and I would not need to select the middle one.
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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

Without removing the other operating systems, you will be stuck with that list. However, you can set it to default to an OS after a timeout through Win2k control panel. You should be able to find this in the System Control Panel.

Hope This Helps.
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by dlridder In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

The reason it could not work is that I could not locate the Win2k. It may be a similar answer to my 3rd response but was clearer. The response was:
Open ctrl panel, then system applet, choose advanced tab, and then startup and recovery.

at thetop, select "carefully" your default operating system from the drop down list, then UNCHECK "display list of operating systems for ... seconds. close all and reboot.

you will no longer see the list after boot, and will go directly to the default.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

copy the file boot.ini from your root directory and give it another name like bootini.org (if something goes wrong you can rename that file back to boot.ini)
then remove the attributes of boot.ini so you can edit it.
then when you open the file boot.ini remove the lines that you do not want to see (they are at the top of the file in the same sequence that you would see when starting your pc. save the file and give it the same attributes back as before you began.
reboot, and you will see onlythe os line that you want.

regards,

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by dlridder In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

This is probalbly the best way to handle the problem bbut I could not find boot.ini. Is there a way to REMOVE these extra operating systems. I do have it under control as was suggested by the 3rd response that said:
Open ctrl panel, then system applet, choose advanced tab, and then startup and recovery.

at the top, select "carefully" your default operating system from the drop down list, then UNCHECK "display list of operating systems for ... seconds. close all and reboot.

you will no longer see the list after boot, and will go directly to the default.

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

Open ctrl panel, then system applet, choose advanced tab, and then startup and recovery.

at the top, select "carefully" your default operating system from the drop down list, then UNCHECK "display list of operating systems for ... seconds. close all and reboot.

you will no longer see the list after boot, and will go directly to the default.

Have fun...

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

might be helpfull if you give us the list that shows up in the drop down window of this control panel applet....

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by dlridder In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

Very good answer and easy to do. I hope that it helped some other person also

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

2x klik on my computer.
Go to tools
go to folder options
go to view
select " show hidden files and folders"
deselect "hide protected operating system files" and you will see the boot.ini.
Than you can follow the previous solution.

Leopold

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by dlridder In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

I made the check cahnage and found the boot.ini file and made the cahnge as suggested. This worhs very well. Thank you and I hope that it helped others.

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by dlridder In reply to Duplicate Start-up operat ...

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