Q. How can I stop the computer from offering me a choice at startup as to which Operating System to boot to.
have two hard drives one fixed and one removable. The fixed drive had Win XP pro
on it and I wanted to install a Second Operating System on the removable drive.
The fixed drive is the C drive and the removable drive is the E drive.
Now when I boot into windows even with the removable drive out it gives an
option which op system to boot from and the screen is very fast and I have to
choose very quickly.
The option that boots which was the op system on the hard drive that is fixed and not removable. What I want to do is to remove this second option that is offered at start up as it is there when the removable drive is out. I have to deduce from this that something has been put on the hard drive that is fixed to say there is two op systems. I was putting Win XP on the removable drive to then take this drive and use it on another pc I have. How can I stop the computer from offering me a choice at start up as my intention was not to have two op systems on the same pc. I hope you understand what I am trying to say. Basically as far as I can deduce is that there has been some file downloaded on the hard drive some where to say there is now two op systems on my pc even when one of the drives is removed.
The boot menu that prompts you for which
operating system to log into is built
based on information in the
boot.ini file, which is located in the C: directory.
However, it is best to not directly edit the boot.ini file. There is a utility
that you can use to do what you need to do. The first thing that you should do,
though, is to make a backup of the boot.ini file, just in case something goes
wrong while you are trying to go through these steps.
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