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How do I stop the startup menu from appearing?


Dear Sir,

Please tell me how to get my computer to start in the 'normal' mode without having to select 'normal' from the Startup Menu, which shows about 5 different choices? Thank you.


Martin Haynes


This question was answered on May 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To resolve this issue, delete the Wnbootng.sts file in the C:\Windows folder, then restart your computer If this does not resolve the issue, use the following steps:

NOTE: You must have a Windows 98 Startup disk to use the following steps If you do not have a Startup disk, create one before you perform these steps To create a Startup disk, double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, click the Startup Disk tab, and then click Create Disk Remove the disk and restart your computer.

1) At a command prompt, type the following commands, then press ENTER: (Replace 'drive' with your computer's physical boot disk - C?)

attrib -s -h -r drive :\io.sys

ren drive :\io.sys drive :\

2) Insert the Windows 98 Startup disk in drive A.

3) Type the following command, then press the ENTER: (Replace 'drive' with your computer's physical boot disk - C?)

a:\sys drive:

4) Remove the Startup disk, and restart your computer

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Posted by Debbi of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 5, 2002