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Heres the situation:

I re-installed windows last night but ran into a slight problem.. I have 3 hard drives, and last night I accidentaly installed windows on my "back up" drive. I realized this after windows was installed, so I went back and installed it on my main drive, but windows installed a boot loader or something so everytime I restart it askes me which windows I want to boot, the one on back up, and the one(which i want) on my main drive.

how do i get rid of the boot loader so the main drive boots and I don't have to select it..

I've erased the windows installation on my back up drive, but the stupid loader still asks if I want to boot off it...

thanks guys!
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- Control Panel
- System
- Advanced tab
- "Startup and Recovery" settings button
- You might just get rid of the problem by unchecking the "Time to display list of operating systems" checkbox. If that works, then you're done.
Otherwise, continue:

- Click EDIT to show BOOT.INI
- SAVE boot.ini under a different name for back up
- return to boot.ini and remove the entry for the missing OS. Make sure you know which one to delete! The likely one to keep is the one that's the same as the one listed as default (this is true if your boot defaults to your working windows).

Mine looks like this:

Quote:
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\\WINDO WS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\\WINDOWS="Micr osoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Hope this helps. The problem likely was that when you installed the second time, Windows Setup recognized an existing installation on your second drive, hence the boot loader (even if you deleted the windows folder on that drive, there still were system files in the root).
    
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thanks man! doing it right now! rep fo you!!!!!!!!
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