XP installed twice!

  dalglish 21:47 22 Feb 05
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Hi all

When I discovered a system file was corrupt and syetem restore failed to work, I re-installed XP Home believing it would overwrite the existing XP installation and repair the file.
However, on boot-up, I am presented with choosing between both installations.
Would Partition magic be worth trying to erase one of the OS installations?

Any help welcome- thanks

Steve

  Zeppelyn 21:57 22 Feb 05

Steve,

Partition Magic can do it but so can XP. Go Start>right click My Computer and select Manage. From there select Disk Management. Also make sure you copy NTLDR an NTDETECT.COM to floppy just in case you delete them. They will be in root of C:\. Hope this helps

  dalglish 22:11 22 Feb 05

thanks Zeppelin.
Have tried Disk Management but it does not list out the two OS' only that the disk is healthy and has 38Gb free- should the OS installation be visible?

  alan227 23:12 22 Feb 05

You can do it by editing the Boot INI file.

click here;EN-US;q289022

  alan227 23:13 22 Feb 05

click here;EN-US;q289022

  alan227 23:15 22 Feb 05

The links do not work.
If you put Edit boot ini file into google it is the first link at the top.

  octal 23:16 22 Feb 05

Is this the one you're trying:

click here

  alan227 23:20 22 Feb 05

Yes thanks octal.

  SANTOS7 23:22 22 Feb 05

The links do not work alan227 because they have to be lets say edited slightly a knowledge based article after the .com forward slash has to be> ?kbid=123456 the number being the number relative to the article,i hope that makes sence.........

  octal 23:23 22 Feb 05

Or use tinyurl :-)

  temp003 04:28 23 Feb 05

You might want to open your c:\boot.ini file, then copy and paste the contents here, for someone to look at where the 2 copies of XP are installed. Then you can have a better idea of what to remove.

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