Well I fixed the problem (No not a reformat
I decided to delete the contents of the boot.ini file, and as expected the system went blank after the BIOS
What to do now?
Option 1. Do a repair install and load all windows updated since SP1
and load Nvidia graphics drivers. (been their a few times!)
Option 2. (which I chose) Invoke the recovery console from booting from the install disk, and choose bootcfg /rebuild.
After a reboot I STILL had the Windows (Default) entry till I added as Abraxas (and my second machine) suggested the
"default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS" After another reboot I only had the 2 OS entries and was able to set either as the default.