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Unwanted Multiple Boot Choice

By TheNose ·
I just upgraded my Toshiba A45's (laptop) hard drive from a 40 gig to an 80 gig. I had to use an external drive box to hook up the new 80 to copy files over. I used Max Blast to copy the files over after I had the drive initialized. I then put the new drive in the laptop. But now when Windows boots it waits and gives me a two choices to either boot "windows" or "windows". Is there some utility out there that would fix this real easy? Or am doomed to either live with the problem or to reformat and try again?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Unwanted Multiple Boot Ch ...

Hi

Have a look at these:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022/en-us (XP)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311578/en-us (2000)

Also, this might apply:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/160899/en-us

Good luck

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by TheNose In reply to Unwanted Multiple Boot Ch ...

Thanks That put me on the right track. I figured it was something simple.

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by lopsa84 In reply to Unwanted Multiple Boot Ch ...

Right click my computer select propities then click Advance tab in advance tab click settings from the Startup and recovery once done that click the edit button. you will see something like This:
[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

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Below the [operating systems]erase one of them like this one and just leave one. that shoud take care of the problem.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

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by mcgrath.b In reply to Unwanted Multiple Boot Ch ...

you can edit the boot.ini file

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