I have a minor annoyance whenever I start my computer. The message screen states, "Select Operating System to Start" and since I have Windows XP it always has that twice as my only option to choose and the countdown goes from 25 seconds. If I do nothing it will automotically start once the 25 seconds elapse, or if I manually click on one of the two OS's.
Now, I did some digging not too long ago and found that if I go to Start>Control Panel>System>Advanced>Startup and Recover>Settings>Under System Startup>Defaul Operating System>Windows XP Professional>Uncheck "Time to display list of operating systems" and have it set to zero it will (temporarily) fix the problem and bypass the screen, thus speeding up the startup time.
But, after a week it seems to revert back to the 25 second countdown and the box is automatically checked again and I have to go back and uncheck it and set it back to zero seconds. Why does this happen? Why aren't the changes saved permanently? Is this just some minor glitch? I don't think it's a virus or spyware as I run checks consistently and haven't found anything at all.
Thank you for reading and offering any suggestions!