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    my dilema....................

    i was screwin around, yea boredom gets the best of me sometimes. anyways...i was tryin to reformat with my win xp pro cd. welllllll, i screwed up an dl'd it into my D: drive, wiping out my acer recovery option, yep i know i'm a genius every now an then, hehe.

    luckily it didn't bother my C: drive so my winxp home is still intact an doing fine now. my problem is when i first boot it pops up the options of which OS i wanna use. xp home is the first one so it starts loading after a few seconds but can i make this quit popping up? i have win 2k as the second an then theres xp pro as 3rd choice. any ideas or can anybody even understand my ramblin? hahaha.

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    Yha its quite easy.

    Properites of my computer ->/ Advanced tab -> Start up and Recovery

    Options are there, You can edit the boot.ini file with the edit button.

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    how'd i know you'd know how to fix it? hahahahaha.....

    haven't been able to check yet cause my son's myspac'n it, lol.

    i changed the timeout in which to choose OS's from 5 to 0. if theres sumthin else, i'll hafta do it tomorrow.

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    You can remove the other ones by the edit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb
    You can remove the other ones by the edit.
    he's gone boardin........i'm on it.

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    help!!!!!!!!! delete everything but the default???????????????

    [Boot Loader]
    Timeout=0
    Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
    [Operating Systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Microso ft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
    C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"

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    [Boot Loader]
    Timeout=0
    Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
    [Operating Systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    Should be it...

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    ok, i'm lost......

    tryin to reformat??????????

    dl'd windriver ghost, my drivers..driver magician lite. they find my drivers, say save on comp. an d/l after reformat. if i reformat....everythings gone, even drivers saved by these devices.

    if i could at least get online after reformat, i'm good but it don't recognize my dsl modem or nuthin.

    oh yea, i'm putting on winxp professional over winxp home. got 2 cd's. when they come up theres nothing on the desktop but recycle bin, no internetty.

    if i could save a couple like my internet connection and sound, i believe most everything else works.
    Last edited by rollin64; 01-13-2008 at 08:26 PM.

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    Reformatting removes everything......... XP should get 90% or more going on your computer. Just did it today actually...

    I'm not a dsl guy, so.. ha ha, but i guess if you d/l to a flashdrive you'd be good.

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    lemme try that an see what happens. all i need really is my internet connection to get goin, i can handle it from there.

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