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Startup menu error

Posted on 2000-04-12
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Whenever I boot up, the dreaded startup menu appears (Safe mode, comand prompt, bootlog) etc.

Even if I shut down correctly the menu still appears, if I select Normal mode, it loads windows fine without any errors. Why is it doing this and how can I stop it?
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Question by:StuartB_99
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gooberis earned 50 total points
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something has switched the bootmenu option in your msdos.sys program by the sounds of it.

here is how to fix it: (TAKE EXTREME CARE)
open up your msdos.sys file in your favorite flat text editor (notepad, edit) and look for an entry called: BootMenu=1

change it to BootMenu=0

now be carefull, this is a crucial system file!! but the problem should be as I indicated.
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by:gooberis
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here is a website that might give you a better insight of what msdos.sys can do for you:  http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q118/5/79.asp?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0
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by:StuartB_99
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Cheers mate,

Im pretty careful because Im a programmer, but having said that I knew there was a flag somewhere but I didnt know where or what it was called.

Thanks for your help

Stu
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by:gooberis
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glad I could be of assistance,  thank you for the points
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by:StuartB_99
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Youre welcome, thanks for the quick response
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