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By computab ·
This is a new PC with 1300MHz Duron processor, 256MB RAM, 30GB hard disk, Windows XP home. When it starts, it gives the menu
"Please select the operating system to start
1. Microsoft XP
2. Previous operating system on C
There is no previuos operating system. So we want to load Windows XP immediately. Does XP have the attribute utility to be able to read and edit the MSDOS.SYS file?. Prercisely what do we remove from the file (I realise that this could prevent the PC booting, so we must backup the file first.

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by larryhyman In reply to Startup problem

1. Start up Xp
2. windows explorer, navigate to drive c (or proper boot drive)
3. locate boot.ini
4. open it with notepad
5. change the delay time from 30 to 1 second
6. save the file and reboot
7. done

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by computab In reply to

I have enable display of all files, but I cant see the file.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Startup problem

Start up Xp
windows explorer, go to tools, folder options, view, and show hidden files, and uncheck hide file extensons for know file types
navigate to drive c (or proper boot drive)
locate boot.ini
r-click on on and note the properties (readonly, system, hidden.
uncheck the readonly.
open it with notepad
you will see 2 lines; the ms xp and the previous os one.
remove the one of the previos os.
save the file
r-click on the file, and check the readonly mark again.
and reboot


or go easier, go r-klick on my computer, properties, advance, startup and recovery,
a: uncheck the option display list for x seconds, or make the x seconds 0.


Success

Leopold

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by computab In reply to

The second solution did it thanks.

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by JackOfAllTech In reply to Startup problem

Please ignore the other answers. While technically, correct, they are much too complicated.

Right-click on My Computer
Click on Properties
Select Advanced tab
Click on Settings in Startup and Recovery frame
Uncheck both 'time to display...' options.
Click OK
Click OK again


Ralph

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by computab In reply to

The second solution did it thanks.

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