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Remove "F8" startup menu (win xp)

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Hi

I need a step by step way to remove the "F8" "Advanced Startup Menu" from windows xp (Pro and Home).

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by:Paul S
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why? i assume it has to do with security or else you would not be in this area. just make sure that the administrator account has a password and you should be ok.
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by:Chris_75
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The_Computer_Guru_777
I have a administrator password but that was not my question.
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by:Paul S
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i know that wasn't your question. that is why i asked why. i want to better understand the problem so that i can help you. have you weight the consequences of removing that menu even if it is possible? how will you get into safe mode if the computer has problems?
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by:Chris_75
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I have ghost and a seperat backup hdd.
If you know any way to do this please inform me.
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by:Paul S
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i think i may have found a way. it is very iffy though. if you replace Ntldr and Ntdetect.com with the same files from Windows NT 4.0 it might work. all of the searching i did came up with nothing else. It may not be possible. maybe you should see if you can find a way to make the computer ignore the keyboard until a certain time in the boot up process.
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by:Paul S
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if you want to do some more research on your own the technical name for the menu you are trying to disable is "Windows Advanced Options Menu"
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by:Chris_75
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The_Computer_Guru_777
Thanks for you help. I will wait a day and if no one has a other way you get the points.
But what do do i need to change other then replace Ntldr and Ntdetect.com from Windows NT 4.0?
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Paul S earned 135 total points
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i got that info from here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=249000

some of the stuff i am just guessing. i thought it was worth a try. sounds life if it doesn't work that it isn't to hard to fix just backup those 2 files.
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