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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
      • Model Number:
      • Motherboard:
        Sony Corporation VAIO
      • CPU:
      • Memory:
        8.00 GB Crucial CT2KIT51264BF1339 DDR3 1333
      • Graphics:
      • Sound Card:
        Realtek High Definition Audio/nVidia High Definition Audio
      • Hard Drives:
        TOSHIBA MK5061GSY 500 GB (465 GB actual)
      • Case:
        Laptop black matte case with backlit keyboard
      • Cooling:
        Air cooling via fan and heat exchanger heatsink
      • Display:
        Laptop display
      • Operating System:
        Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

    Windows Shows up More than Once in Boot List (Windows XP)

    Edit the boot.ini File when Microsoft Windows XP Appears Multiple Times at Boot

    1. Boot into Windows.

    2. Click Start Menu.

    3. Click All Programs.

    4. Click Accessories.

    5. Click Command Prompt.

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    6. Change directories to the root of the system drive.

      cd \
      • There is a space between cd and \ in the command.

    7. Remove the following attributes from boot.ini so it can be backed up and then edited:

      1. Hidden

      2. System

      3. Read Only

        attrib -h -s -r boot.ini
    8. Backup boot.ini and edit it.

      copy boot.ini boot.ini.bak2
      notepad boot.ini

    9. Delete the old versions of Microsoft Windows XP that are no longer needed.

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    10. Remove the timeout value and set it to 0.

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    11. Make sure the default matches one of the remaining operating systems

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    12. Set up the boot.ini attributes again and exit the Control Panel.

      attrib +h +s +r boot.ini
    Last edited by writhziden; 07-07-2017 at 08:03 AM.

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