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Select Run from startmenu and type msconfig you will able to access boot options from there.

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When editing the BIOS if you go into the BOOT ORDER menu, it is possible that the network card is not showing as an option. In order to get this option to display, go into the "integrated devices (legacyselect options)" and then select the network interface controller. Edit that even if it is On and change it to On w/PXE. After saving the changes to the BIOS, you need to power the computer off then on and then go into BIOS again, and the "integrated NIC" option should be available in the BOOT ORDER menu. Set this to be the first boot device in order to use PXE.

Apr 10, 2014 | Dell Dimension Computers & Internet

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How to remove Multiboot Option in Windows


If under various circumstances you had to install a second Windows OS on the same system, you should have already met the dual boot option. It will pop up before booting the system permitting the user to select which OS will boot.

Boot.ini, the house of the dual boot option Boot.ini is a system file found in the system root. Because it has a major importance for the booting process.so we have to edit this boot.ini file to remove multiboot popups.

How to edit Boot.ini

1.Go to Start Click on Run
2.Type msconfig.

Once the system configuration window pops up, you will notice that Boot.ini has its own tab. Select that tab and where you see "timeout," set it to a lower or higher value. Remove/Add Operating Systems in the dual boot menuThis is the main issue.

Step 1:Right click on My Computer icon and select Properties.

Step 2:From the properties window go to Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings.

Here, you can both edit the timeout value and modify the Boot.ini file by clicking Edit. If you remove the second operating system from Boot.ini, the dual boot option won't appear before booting.

For more details information visit How to Remove Multiboot Option in Windows XP

on Jan 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Dual Boot


You may have overwritten your boot.ini file.

  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
  • On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
  • Under System startup, in the Default operating system list, click the operating system that you want to start when you turn on or restart your computer.
  • Select the Display list of operating systems for check box, and then type the number of seconds for which you want the list displayed before the default operating system starts automatically.

    To manually edit the boot options file, click Edit. Microsoft strongly recommends that you do not modify the boot options file (Boot.ini), because doing so may render your computer unusable.

If both OS's are the same, you should be able to copy and paste the line for XP and simply change the drive letter to the location of the second OS.

Jul 10, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How to reformat the computer?


To reformat the windows vista.There are two options to approach the reformat:
  • Option #1: Boot from the Windows Vista DVD. This is more complicated to do, but it destroys all data and partitions.
  • Option #2: Re-install Vista without leaving the desktop. This preserves the previous installation in a folder called Windows.old. Not all info is wiped, however, and you can't destroy your partitions.
First, restart your system. When the computer starts to boot, look for an option before you get to the Windows screen that reads: “Setup” “CMOS,” or “Bios”. This varies between manufacturers. For example, on the boot screen, it says:
“F2 =Setup”.
The option will flash by quickly so be ready for it and react quickly. You may need to reboot a few times to catch it.
Once in the BIOS, look for a setting that says "Boot" or "Boot Sequence". You might have to dig through the menus with your keyboard’s arrow keys to locate the setting. In the listed as Boot Sequence. And to navigate to Startup, then Boot, and then Boot Priority Setting.
When you find the setting, change your DVD drive so that it occupies the top of the list. The hard drive that contains Windows Vista should be listed as second in the boot list.
And put the Windows Vista installation disc in the designated drive. Now, select the Save Changes and Exit option in the BIOS. The computer will restart and will attempt to read the optical drive you just assigned as the first bootable drive.
The system will use the Windows Vista disc to boot and the reformat and reinstall process will start. But You will need to reinstall any programs that are not bundled with Windows Vista and reinstate your preferences and personal files after reformatting the computer and reinstalling Vista.
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition upgrade Click here.This downloadable version of Windows Vista is an upgrade only. Users can upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium from Windows XP Home or Windows Media Center edition.


All the Best!


Sep 05, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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How to boot windows xp home edition


insert it into your cd. restart the pc. when prompted press f2 or f11 for the boot options and select Boot from cd rom

Jul 31, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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When i turn my computer on, it ask me to pick xp home edition or it will pick the first one on the list. I wan to know why it is doing this


This will occurs when the Computer did not shut down properly or restart automatically or a dual Operating System installed in the Computer.

To resolve this:

1. Click on Start -> Control Panel -> System.

Or, Click on Start, right click on the My Computer option and select the option Properties.

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2. In the System Properties option click on Advance tab.

3. In the Advance, click on Setting option under Startup and Recovery option.

4. Under Startup and Recovery option un-check the boxes:

a. Time to display list of Operating Systems.
b. Time to display list of Recovery options when needed.

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5. Then, Click OK, then Apply and OK in the System Properties window.

6. Restart the Computer.

This should resolve the issue.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I recently had a bankerfox.a virus and tried to repair it using a download and now the computer will not boot and keeps powering down when I try to boot from the selection screen. Is this problem...


You could boot, press the F8 while booting, and "IF" the option for 'boot to last known good configuration' option is there, use it.
This should boot as normal, then download and install either AVG free edition, or Avast free edition, run and remove the virus that way.
I hope this helps, but note, not all systems allow the boot to last good option.

Jul 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

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Acer Aspire 5100 wont boot, and I'mnow on this "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS" screen... It's seems that if I knew what to type in I could Undo whatever the issue is. Can someone please help me figure out what I do...


edit boot options is the order in which your computer will reboot... select hard drive... if it does not successfully boot up... reboot and tap the F8 key.... boot to last known good configuration... if that doesn't work... reboot... F8 the safe mode... if it will boot to safe mode reboot normally... should be fine

Dec 18, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Booting slow in os


You need to edit the Boot.ini file to do that.

Here's a link that will guide you on how to remove those extra boot options:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

Nov 20, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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