Sorry, take that back - VistaBootPro is my Saviour - everything is exactly
as I want it. Thanks MikeyHS.
"Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for all your help - but nothing worked.
> I can't run the XP setup, it says that I am running a newer version of
> windows and it has to quit.
> I can't set up the recovery console - same reason.
> I can't boot from the windows XP setup disk, it starts by saying "checking
> system configuration", but then goes to a blank screen and hangs for ever.
> There is nothing untoward in my boot.ini
> Is there anything in my registry that tells the system that I am running
> Vista, even though I'm not.
> Could it be something in the registry that kicks off the boot menu.can I
> change a registry key?
> I just want it back to normal XP with no boot up screen. And I don't want
> to have to reformat and start again - any ideas? Pleeeease...