When I boot, I am given a selection of 2 OS to choose from. Number one is the one I want, number two is the one triggered to go at timeout. Number two is missing the HAL file (missing or corrupt blah blah blah) so I have to sit there for a sec and hit the up key to make it boot onto number one. I don't want to do this and don't know how there came to be a number two it just showed up one day after I (R)epaired Windows XP Home from CD due to muffins in my system which is when the number two showed up, after I (R)'d it, choosing, during (R), to repair the MasterBootRecord and redo the table or something. I'm not fooling around though cuz this number two OS in the choice is just really in the way now and the boot.ini file doesn't show it, if I time it out to (0) it default to the number two and I can't (R) that selection with the XP CD as I have no access to it from the Install which I assume is set to (R)epair number one. Okay, so I really don't want to do a Clean install I am sure there's something being left out somewhere preventing me from deleting number two outright...can I do it from cmd while I am booted to number one?