2 XP OS on same HD

March 31, 2010 at 05:20:09
Specs: Windows XP
I was able to change the time provisions from 30 seconds to zero, but will this stop my computer from rebooting to the wrong OS (XP) whenever I have widows updates? Often in the morning, after receiving an auto update my computer reboots to the secondary XP choice. I'd like to remove the secondary OS which is actually the first option when asked to reboot the system.

Here is the boot ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


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#1
March 31, 2010 at 07:18:20
confusing post. Is it
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)
or
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) that is the problem?

your default, which is for EVERY reboot is
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)

If default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1) is the problem change the default to
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)


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#2
March 31, 2010 at 10:31:43
sorry for the confusion...I was running out the door and didn't have time to edit. Here is the situation:

When I boot up my computer I'm given two identical XP choices. I manually have to boot to the second choice because it has all my files/programs etc. If the system boots itself it chooses the first choice which basically has zip. I want to be sure that I delete or edit the right command in the boot ini file which in my case should be the line that has rdisk (1) since that is the command the system defaults to correct? Thanks,

Bob


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#3
March 31, 2010 at 11:02:59
change it to this:

[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


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#4
March 31, 2010 at 12:37:48
Thank you for your patience and guidance...it worked like a charm!!

Bob


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#5
March 31, 2010 at 16:27:05
Glad to help and thanks for posting back

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