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I deleted both duplicate entries, and then typed /sbin/lilo and now everything works fine, with Windows as the default :-)
Since you have been so good at helping me solve this problem, I don't want to push my luck, but I do have 2 other Linux queries at this stage - hope you don't mind me posting them in here:
1. What are failsafe and linux-enterpris, and can they safely be deleted from the list?
2. Sometimes, when I click Logout Damian, it brings up a box with Reboot or Halt options, and sometimes it brings up a box with the dragon in, and 3 options (log out, shut down or reboot, I think). How can I make it so that the dragon box always comes up, and not just sometimes?
Personaly - I would just leave the entries for Failsafe and Enterprise alone.
Failsafe mode just enables you to go into Graphical,text,maintennance modes, check bootlogs etc - I would suggest you just leave it - Enterprise presumably is a more enhanced kernel/version offered on the Powerpack edition.
Again - just leave it now youve got your computer sorted.
If you really do want to delete these entries just go into your expert tab and delete the whole entry for Failsafe and the whole entry for Enterprise - then just click on apply.