Unwanted choice on boot up XP Pro

  emmandelo1 20:00 23 Apr 05
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The other day my daughter started to install XP Pro onto an external hard drive but she cancelled it before it was complete. Now when I turn on my machine I get the option to boot into XP Pro as normal or to launch XP Pro setup. The default is the launch setup. How do I clear this so that when I turn the computer on it just goes straight into XP Pro like it used to?

  stalion 20:05 23 Apr 05

go to run type msconfig,startup and see if the option is listed if so untick it

  stalion 20:06 23 Apr 05

sorry forgot to say boot in to safe mode keep pressing f8 on boot up

  emmandelo1 20:12 23 Apr 05

Thanks stalion, I've tried that and it's not there.

  mattyc_92 20:15 23 Apr 05

You need to edit your "boot.ini" file (located in c:\)

  bremner 20:18 23 Apr 05

Follow the instruction here click here;EN-US;q289022 on how to remove a boot option from the Boot.ini file

  bremner 20:19 23 Apr 05

Soory forgot about MS links

http: // support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022

Remove the space each side of the // and paste into browser address window

  emmandelo1 20:25 23 Apr 05

Thanks bremner, have had a look at that and will give it a try now.

  emmandelo1 22:15 23 Apr 05

Sorted. Thanks for the link bremner. Couple of hiccups but eventually got it right. Once again this forum proves it worth. Cheers!

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