|I have recently installed a fresh copy of Windows XP on a Toshiba Laptop computer. Works fine, but when I first turn the computer on I get a message that says,|
Please select the operating system to start:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Press ENTER to choose.
This message is in DOS format and shows prior to any Windows/XP program loading. Very similar to the "Safe Mode" screen that shows from time to time to ask you how you want to load.
I've tried both choices and they load the same system. No differences. But getting prompted to this screen every time I turn the computer on is a problem I don't want to live with.
Please help. How can I bypass this screen? OR how can I set it to load one of the other automatically?
(For background; my laptop doesn't have a disk drive so I had to take some interesting steps to get XP loaded. I erased the hard drive, loaded DOS on the hard drive and then copied the I386 file from the XP disk. After that when I first turned on the computer, DOS loaded and from there I was able to get Windows XP to install from the I386 file. This was the suggested way to handle things when the laptop doesn't have a disk drive.
Maybe this extra bit of info will help in solving my current problem.)