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Windows reboot i attempted to reboot my system the other day and it would stop in mid installation tellling me that i had no hard disks installed and that if i had a floppy disk in the A:drive to remove it though i have a laptop with no A: drive. I no longer want to continue installation however every time my computer is turned on it asks if i would like to continue setup and i was wondering how to stop that and just get it to start up without the set up message coming up

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  • rcarrol Aug 22, 2008

    I do have a working system of windows installed though i would like to finish setup its just that the setup wont install.



    What would i select to stop the setup once im in the f8 menu?

  • rcarrol Aug 24, 2008

    i tried to re-install windows OS to eliminate a virus however it would not finish setup because of a stop error coming up as a blue screen and it tells me to restart my computer
    When i restart the computer in the first black loading screen it gives me 5 seconds to either choose to start windows normally or to continue with setup however whenever i choose to continue setup the stop error on the bright blue screen still appears and the cycle continues except if i choose to start normally then the computer works fine so how would i stop the choice of getting the choice to continue setup?

  • rcarrol Aug 25, 2008

    would it be okay to delete the setup from the boot.ini file or would that cause problems for the computer?



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If its a windows setup.. well you can try pressing f8 in the startup. but you need to finish the setup if you don't have a working system installed.

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  • Ekse Aug 22, 2008

    you would select the 2nd working installation of windows and press enter to start it up. but if you don't have a 2nd windows on the list then you don't have another windows which is correctly installed and you can't startup other than the setup.

  • Ekse Aug 24, 2008

    how can i help you?

  • Ekse Aug 24, 2008

    I noticed that I receaved a Inappropriate rating from this solution, how can I help you to solve the problem?

  • Ekse Aug 24, 2008

    If I understood you correctly, you have a fully working windows installed and the setup.



    so start the working windows, press the start button -> run -> type in msconfig open the boot.ini tab



    select the working installation of windows from the available options and click on set as default








    the computer will now automatically start the working copy of windows after the timeout.



    you can change the timeout to a few seconds to speed up the startup.



    optionally you can go into c:\ find the boot.ini file, it is a hidden system file, you need to enable showing of hidden and protected system files.



    open the file in notepad and remove the setup option from the file, this will skip the timeout and will not ask you to boot up the setup as there is only one entry on the list and it will start that automatically.

  • Ekse Aug 25, 2008

    Mind changing the rating?

  • Ekse Aug 26, 2008

    no, it only removes it from the startup list, make sure you only delete the one line, as if you delete the wrong one, you wont be able to start up the working one.

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