View Full Version : how to get rid of the "select the operating system to boot" error message
06-19-2006, 12:30 PM
so i'm setting up a new dell lappy for my neighbor. i blew away the image and reinstalled windows. deleted all the partitions, set up new ones. installed xp.
now when it boots i get that message. lists win xp media center edition twice. no matter which i pick, it boots. how do i get rid of that message?
06-19-2006, 12:56 PM
Edit the boot.ini file...
Windows Key+Break, Advanced tab, Settings button under Startup and Recovery, Edit button
Mine looks like this, and is as factory-installed:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
06-24-2006, 12:03 PM
in boot.ini, you should remove the extraneous lines under [operating systems] and set timeout=0. That way it will boot right into XP without prompting you.
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