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When I start my system Windows boot manager comes up!

By sridhar52
Nov 16, 2011
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  1. When I start my system windows boot manager comes up

    It gives me the following options

    Choose an operating system to start, or press tab to select a tool:

    Earlier version of windows
    Microsoft windows server 2008


    Tools:
    Windows memory diagnostic

    I had given my system to my friend he had installed Microsoft windows server 2008
    which he uninstalled while returning the system back, but its still promoting to choose the os. I am using windows xp, after choosing earlier version of windows it boots windows xp but i do not want the boot manager to come up when i start my system.
    And one more thing, when I go to boot.ini in startup and recovery this is what is shows:

    [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 Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
    and if I type MSCONFIG and go to system configuration utility and then go to boot.ini set as default option is greyed out. I don't know what to do.
    could u please help me...
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,723   +408

    Boot off your XP disk and select recovery console. Select your XP (probably the only one and located at C:\Windows). Then type 'fixmbr' without the 's.
     
  3. sridhar52

    sridhar52 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you. I ll try this solution
     

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