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#1 superqaz

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 04:54 AM

hi

 

in xp pro i cant delete the OS boot choice called "default". when editing registry i only see "xp pro" as a choice, which is correct. unfortunatly thats not the one the machine autumaticaly boots to

 

thanks if anyone can  help

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:43 AM

This may be in your boot.ini file. See this page. Be careful editing your boot.ini file.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:07 PM

thanks John, as im soon moving to win 7 i will leave this problem, i looked at that page and its lots of learning 4 me

 

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:40 PM

No problem. Best to leave things alone then, especially the registry.  I was just curious. If you got to Start > Run and type Msconfig do you see the default entry under the boot.ini tab?



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:55 PM

i only see the xp pro one.

 

of more concern right  now is that a well known malware scanner offered to fix system restore but actually broke it even more. so now i get SR not able to protect ur computer pls restart computer and run it again

 

any ideas

 

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:11 PM

The only thing I can think of is to check that the System Restore Service has started and is set to automatic.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:18 PM

how would i check that?



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:21 PM

Right click Computer > Manage > Service and Applications > Services. Look in Services for System Restore Service. It should be started and set to Automatic. If not double click the service and start it. In the dropdown box select Automatic then Apply.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:33 PM

yes its set to automatic

 

i also tried to start it and got error 126 the specified module not be found



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:36 PM

So the service was stopped and you tried to start it thus getting the 126 error?



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:46 PM

sorry, no it was already on automatic. i just felt curious and pressed start



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 03:19 PM

I am not sure what else to try. Do you have a XP install disk with the same SP as what is on the computer? If you do, you can open a command prompt and type

 

sfc /scannow

 

This will look for any missing or damaged system files.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:06 PM

thanks... ill try that but it will be a few days. will post results here

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:33 PM

Boot into working Windows XP.

 

Try the following:  Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm .  Follow the instructions for Check All Boot Paths.

 

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:46 PM

hi

 

in xp pro i cant delete the OS boot choice called "default". when editing registry i only see "xp pro" as a choice, which is correct. unfortunatly thats not the one the machine autumaticaly boots to

 

thanks if anyone can  help

 

Why are you messing about in the Registry??

Just insert the disc & run Start Up Repair.  The BMgr is corrupt, has to be repaired. boot.ini is on the disc. 

 

It'll take nothing to break stuff in XP.  It's long done.  Not a place to put time or energy, anymore.

What is listed under the Boot tab in msconfig?
 

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Edited by Drew1903, 26 June 2015 - 10:51 PM.





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