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Booting Since being ?fixed? by the Geek Squad, my computer no longer boots correctly, but goes thru a double require selection. ?Boot MRI PE ?? or ?Client OS? (I have to choose the second ? quickly), and then: ?windows default? or ?windows default? (I have to arrow up to the first listing ? quickly). My ?time to display? is already off-checked, and the edit file already reads: [boot loader] timeout=2 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /fastdetect How can I take the system back to its correct booting?

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  • reil Nov 09, 2008

    Thanks for the try. Still get the same boot problem, requiring two selection options in a row.

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The following id taken from my own XP media centre laptop.

line 1 [boot loader]
line 2 timeout=30
line 3 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
line 4 [operating systems]
line 5 multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


ignore the "line 1,2,3 etc" I added them for clarity the formatting in this answer pane messes up the last line.

also before you get to edit the start up file make sure that the default operating system listed is the sae as line 5 starting from the "

hope this helps.

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