November 20th, 2004, 04:52 PM #1
Multiple OS selection during boot.
I formatted a friend's HP Pavilion ze4125 laptop which was running XP Home. Then I installed XP Pro, but when I boot, there's a screen to select an OS. My choices are either XP Home or XP Pro.
Is there a file I can edit to remove this option and avoid the screen?
Why would the option be there in the first place? Doesn't everything get wiped by a format?
November 20th, 2004, 05:01 PM #2
November 20th, 2004, 05:18 PM #3
Thanks much, doddsy.
The question remains:Originally Posted by Smidley
November 20th, 2004, 05:25 PM #4
i think formatting does not format the MBR, (master boot record) on a hdd.
since bootloaders reside in the mbr (i think.......again) they may get left behind after a format.
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