In the summer I attempted to install Windows Vista only to find that my exact type of laptop has BIOS issues with Vista that let it start to install, but on the first restart the computer comes up with a BSoD that says that the BIOS is not ACPI compliant (when the BIOS is fully ACPI compliant).
Now, whenever I bootup or restart my computer the first thing that happens si the normal Toshiba logo screen comes up, but then a black screen with gray text makes me choose if I want to "Continue Installation" or "Revert back to previous OS" or something along those lines. This basically means "Finish Vista Installation" or "Boot XP." All traces of the Vista installation were removed long ago, but I have been getting this screen ever since. This wouldn't be a problem but I have exactly one second to press the up arrow before it automatically boots into the Vista installation, which just comes up with that BSoD.
I want to know how to get rid of this screen and have it just automatically boot XP, and I am willing to pay 1 million points for a good way that is also safe and that doe snot include losing all my data, such as formatting.