Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:33 PM
While troubleshooting an unrelated problem (now solved), I temporarily installed a second instance of Windows XP Pro SP2 on an empty partition of my main hard drive. After solving the problem, I reformatted the partition with Disk Management. Now, when I start up my computer, I have the option of choosing between booting Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Professional Edition. XP Professional Edition refers to my main system, the one that I kept and want to install. XP Professional refers to the temproary system, now completely gone. This wouldn't be much of a problem for me, except that it selects the removed one by default. It attempts to boot from that partition after 30 seconds, unless I manually select the correct one every time. I need a way to either remove the incorrect boot option, or a way to have it select the correct option by default. I've glanced around the Computer Management Device Manager, etc. but haven't seen anything that applies to my problem.
Thanks in advance, help from anybody is greatly appreciated.