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    I changed my bootskin on my computer. Now I have a problem. Everything works fine. Windows loads, no problem. But at bootup it acts like the bootskin is a whole different OS. (You know, like when you've got 2 versions of windows installed it prompts you to choose the one you want)

    So I have to select the bootskin windows.

    What's up with thta and how do I make it go right to the bootskin version?
    Here it is! My carputer install! 1997 BMW M3

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    Open boot.ini on your active partition, normaly c:\
    The file is hidden but can be opened in an explorer like this c:\boot.ini

    modify the file.. but be aware, it's a very dagerous action if you don't know what you're doing.. mini looks like this..

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TheKingPlaza
      Open boot.ini on your active partition, normaly c:\
      The file is hidden but can be opened in an explorer like this c:\boot.ini

      modify the file.. but be aware, it's a very dagerous action if you don't know what you're doing.. mini looks like this..

      [boot loader]
      timeout=30
      default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
      [operating systems]
      multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
      Right. That's what the bootskin program does is modify the boot.ini file. I don't know how to alter it myself to make it do what I want.

      Can someone break down what the relevant steps in the process are?

      And I've screwed up the boot.ini file before and learned the hard way to save it before you change anything. That's a hell of a good safety tip TheKingPlaza gives.
      Here it is! My carputer install! 1997 BMW M3

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