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Black screen starts?

By JasperPRK
Sep 12, 2007
  1. When I turn on my computer, the windows XP loads... but then jumps into a black screen that tells me to choose Windows home Edition, or Windows home Edition Safe mode. Now I just want it to jump into the Windows home edition because my brothers use this computer too, and they suck with computers. Anyone have an idea howto fix this?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    This shouldn`t be too difficult to do.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Open mycomputer and double click on your hard drive.

    Right click on the Boot.ini file and select open with. Choose to open it with notepad.

    Copy and paste the contents of the file into your next reply.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. JasperPRK

    JasperPRK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I cant find the boot file anywhere? (Did everything to see hidden files though)
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s odd.

    You did untick "Hide Protected Operating System Files" and click yes/apply/ok didn`t you?

    Edit: Maybe this will help.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. JasperPRK

    JasperPRK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (bootscreen)" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /KERNEL=kernel1.exe
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


    Got this.. now what?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ok, what you need is this.

    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    That should sort your problem out.

    Please see the attached boot.ini file. You will need to extract it, then replace you current boot.ini file.
     
  7. JasperPRK

    JasperPRK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you!
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No problem mate, my pleasure.

    I hope you decide to stick around here.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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