XP Installation help

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Post 3+ Months Ago

"i just installed Windows Xp"
i having problem, during my restarting some messege always come up


Please select the operating system to start:
Microsoft windows xp professional
Microsoft windows xp professional
Microsoft windows xp professional

use the up and down arrow keys to move the highligh to your choice Press enter to choose

fpr trobleshooting and advanced startup options for windows press F8


i select the first one to enter every time enter window, if i select 2nd or 3 rd it will reinstall window again


please help me... thx
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I'm pretty sure you have to modify your BOOT.INI file in the root of C: , you will have to change the attributes of the file from read only and system to a regular file. Edit the file and find where it mentions the part about pick a version of XP to load. Since you said the first one works then I would remove the second two options from the BOOT.ini file. Before you start make sure you have a boot disk and make a copy of the BOOT.INI after you have changed the attributes (ex. BOOT.OLD = backup copy of BOOT.INI) Then proceed as I explained earlier about finding the place were it gives you a choice about which XP to load. Don't forget after you save your modified BOOT.INI to change the attributes back to read-only and system. Then you have to reboot the system and it shouldn't ask you to pick a version of XP to load. If your system locks up completely reboot it and stick the boot disk in and change the BOOT.OLD back to the BOOT.INI and reboot and you'll be back to were you started, Enjoy :D
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i dont understand. i cant find the boot.ini
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go start run type cmd then you will be in a command prompt then type cd \ then type dir /a:h you should see the boot.ini file then. Then you can type attrib -h -s boot.ini and then make a copy of the file, type copy boot.ini boot.old then type edit boot.ini edit out the lines that I told you to look for in the previous post and then save the file exit the editor. Then type attrib +h +s boot.ini then reboot your system. Enjoy :D
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thx alot
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do you actually get to boot into windows with the first one? becuase if
you can get to the desktop and boot into windows you can do it
with just a few clicks as well.
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hollaback04 wrote:
thx alot


So I'm assuming it work correctly for you?

yes UNFLUX he could have done it in windows with a few mouse clicks but I like DOS commands they make you feel better :D
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oh i use dos as much as i can too, but in some cases it's not worth the
hassle of it when you say click here :P
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:D
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my computer runs fine now thx guys

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