Boot Manager problem

  Graham. 16:00 16 Apr 08
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After dabbling with Linux some time ago, I have been left with click here at startup. As XP starts after two seconds, I've never bothered with it.

Now I find I can't access my Ghost back-up because the boot manager is over-riding the bios, which I've set to boot from CD.

Is there an easy (and safe) way to correct this?

  Gordon999 16:22 16 Apr 08

Hi have a look at your BOOT.INI file. If you have multiple OS's loaded it is this file that holds the information. Allowing you to choose which OS to load...but I've not seen this before so it may be something completedly different.

There way be a line in here that you need to delete referring to LINUX.

  Graham. 17:00 16 Apr 08

Where is the boot.ini file?

  Graham. 17:06 16 Apr 08

Found it click here. It looks normal to me, I think it's the Linux that's taken over the booting.

  Graham. 17:12 16 Apr 08

Spotted a difference 'partition(2)\WINDOWS', instead of (1).

  Graham. 23:42 13 May 08

If I fit a new hard drive, with the bios still set to boot from CD, and the Ghost CD in the drive, will it load the saved operating system data, but not the troublesome boot data? Or will the boot data be loaded on the new drive>

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