Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


start up options

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 toffeymen23


  • Members
  • 17 posts
  • Local time:06:16 PM

Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:13 AM

hi all, when starting my father in laws pc it always comes up with 2 options.........1 start windows xp pro 2 start windows xp home is there any way of removing this option so his pc will just load up without having to choose one of these options. thanks for looking

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 joseibarra


  • Members
  • 1,261 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Downstairs
  • Local time:01:16 PM

Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:43 AM

Which option do you want and you then you can make it the default. If you do nothing, the highlighted one will load in 30 seconds or less. Is that the one you want?

Do both work?

Here is an article that describes the process, why the options are there and what to do about them:


If you are not sure what to do:

In Explorer, navigate to Local Disk (C:), click Tools, Folder Options, View, select Show hidden files..., uncheck Hide extensions...

This will reveal the hidden boot.ini file.

Open the boot.ini file with notepad, copy and paste the contents here for analysis.

Edited by joseibarra, 06 September 2009 - 10:43 AM.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.

#3 stage2


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:01:16 AM

Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:50 AM

does each option open what they list? winxp pro opens pro and winxp home opens home? If so which one do you want to open?

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users