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    boot file (XP Pro SP-2)

    I have just reformatted my laptop and reinstalled XP. Now, when I restart, I get a dos menu asking me if I want to start Win XP or Previous OS on C:
    copy of boot.ini file below:

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    [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="Micros oft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    C:="Previous Operating System on C:"
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    I'm sure I can modify this so that it autimatically starts XP, but i don't know how.

    Can anybody help, please?

    Phil.

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    Re: boot file (XP Pro SP-2)

    I would remove the line

    C:="Previous Operating System on C:"

    Your boot.ini then looks exactly like the standard version for Windows XP Pro.

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    Re: boot file (XP Pro SP-2)

    An alternative to Hans' suggestion is to deselect the 'Time to display list....' as per the attached. Make sure your chosen OS is listed as the default!
    This sets the second line of your boot.ini to
    <code>timeout=0</code>
    and immediately boots to the default.

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    Re: boot file (XP Pro SP-2)

    Excellent!
    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Phil.

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