Everytime you see an operating system selection menu on startup . If you typically boot into Windows XP and not the other operating system , you can speed up the dual-boot timeout value so that you do not wait so long for the boot process to select your default operating system and continue with the boot process . The default timeout value is 30 seconds but you can change this setting to 10 . This gives you enough time to select the alternate operating system if you want but also speeds up the boot process .
Follow these steps to do so :
Locate the boot .ini file on your computer . It is a hidden file by default ;
It is usually located in C :|boot .ini .
Open the file with Notepad.
Just change the Timeout value to
Select File/Save and close Notepad .
That' it .You have done it .