WinXP installation delete

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I had a few problems with computer and decided to format the c drive. For some reason I had a lot of troubles doing so since I have XP installed, so I decided to install WinXP on the d drive and then use it from there to format it when in XP.

Strangely enough it worked.. only I can't seem to be able to get rid of the option of which operating system do I want to use. I formatted the d drive so there is nothing on it now.

Warm thanks to anyone still reading

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There's 2 ways to do it actually --

1. Right-click My Computer, select Properties. Click the Advanced Tab,
then under the section Startup and Recovery, click Settings. On that
screen you can change the amount of time it shows the menu, so change
it to 0 or 1.

2. Go to c:\boot.ini and edit the file. you will have a couple lines that say:
Code: [ Select ]
[boot loader]
timeout=30
  1. [boot loader]
  2. timeout=30
Simply change the 30 to a 1 or 0.

hint: under the Settings of Startup and Recovery, if you click Edit the
boot.ini file opens anyway. ;) Hope this helps. :)
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The first example worked just fine. Thank you again for your help Unflux.

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UNFLUX wrote:
There's 2 ways to do it actually --

1. Right-click My Computer, select Properties. Click the Advanced Tab,
then under the section Startup and Recovery, click Settings. On that
screen you can change the amount of time it shows the menu, so change
it to 0 or 1.

2. Go to c:\boot.ini and edit the file. you will have a couple lines that say:
Code: [ Select ]
[boot loader]
timeout=30
  1. [boot loader]
  2. timeout=30
Simply change the 30 to a 1 or 0.

hint: under the Settings of Startup and Recovery, if you click Edit the
boot.ini file opens anyway. ;) Hope this helps. :)



Your very smart with things like that, good for you :D I would like to learn more about all that side of things as I am really quite hopeless!
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Acyla wrote:
The first example worked just fine. Thank you again for your help Unflux.

Acyla
happy to help. glad it's what you needed. :D

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