Originally posted by Lone Wolf
You probably didn't change the timeout value. When you set it to a value of -1, the PC will boot straight up w/out displaying the menu; when you set it to 0, it will display it for a split second and boot straight into Win2K/XP.
Just to be on the safe side, if I were you, I would make a backup copy of hte original boot.ini file onto a floppy diskette. Copy and paste the contents of your original boot.ini file (from your first posting) and save it w/ Notepad - give it a name of boot.ini.bak.
Okay, I did change the timeout value, and after I tried it and rebooted, and the same thing happened, I checked my boot.ini and IT was exactly how you said for it to be, so I changhed it back to the original because the same thing happened.
Originally posted by TheMajor
change it according to spoofing's post.
Well, I did try that as well, but no luck.
Luckily, I tried some other things and came apon a solution, I'll post it below for if anyone else has problems:::
Okay, this could solve a variety of boot problems as I understand, and it isn't very hard to do. Simply find your XP disk, and put that in the drive. Reboot your computer, and in the BIOS have it boot to the drive with the CD in it.
When it prompts, boot to the CD. After you do, wait for what may seem a long time, and then after everything is loaded, press 'R'. (For recovery Console).
When this happens, you are shown the operating systems you have installed, with a number next to each, select the number by which system you want to install, and press enter.
After this it asks for the password for the Admin, simply type in the password. Next it asks for the OS identification, type:
Microsoft XP Home Edition
or Microsoft XP Professional Edition, depending on which you have.
Then you have the prompt with "C:\Windows". Type 'bootcfg /rebuild".
After it does its work, type 'exit' to quit the console. Your computer will reboot into windows, "hopefully the correct way". If not, continue:
Log in, right click 'My Computer', and click propeties.
Click the 'Advanced' tab, And then the 'Settings' Button under 'Startup and Recovery'.Not, under 'Default Operating system', if your computer was not fixed after the last reboot, you should be able to choose between how many operating systems you have installed, plus 1
. Simply select the correct one, and save, then reboot and it should work fine.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT, MUCH APPRECIATED!!