Boot up problem

  wetterfugal™ 18:38 08 Apr 03
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I have recently had an aborted attempt to re install xp, it may have left some files behind, it did ask if it could connect and download the latest setup files, it tried and crashed. On boot up I get the choice of stating "Windows XP" or "Windows Setup". If I don't choose XP within 8 seconds it enters setup and crashes again. The setup is the default and I would like to get rid of it but it is beyond me. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

  powerless 18:42 08 Apr 03

Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Settings (bottom one) > Click "Edit" and make the following change so that the text is as follows...

[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 Home

Because of this site i've had to add a space between each line yours should not have spaces...

So in other words you just delete the "Windows Setup"...

  wetterfugal™ 19:10 08 Apr 03

Thanks for the solution, I made one slight alteration the following line was relevant to my system and I left it in.

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

Thanks again, Regards, Vic A.

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