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#1 protocell

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:06 AM

we all know that windows xp features the DUAL OS function. it means that you can have to os in one computer. now here is the problem: i have a friend who asked me to reformat her hard disk using my computer. of course i cannot say no so i did reformat her HD. i installed her HD into my PC and then did the process of reformatting and installing an OS.

after that we should see the XP dual OS start up and choose which hard disk should boot up. so i chose if my friend's HD is doing fine and booted it up. it was alright so i was relieved but the real problem starts.

when i removed her HD and try booting up my own hard disk, the XP dual OS start up screen appears even though i had already removed my friend's HD. unfortunately, my OS is the second choice so everytime i had to open my pc, i always had to select it. is there a way of removing this dual OS startup screen or can anyone please help me on how to remove it. please coz it is really a hassle.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:21 AM

It appears that you've chosen your friend's OS as the default OS.

You'll have to edit your boot.ini file in order to fix this. Please post a current copy of your boot.ini file's contents so we can suggest changes to it.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:47 AM

and the files needed to boot her hard drive are probably on yours

this was not a good idea

you could have gone into bios and set her hard drive to boot first and then installed the OS

I only load the OS on a hard drive that is in the computer it's intended for

Edited by DaChew, 21 February 2008 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:48 AM

Click start and select "run"

Type "msconfig" in the run box with NO quotes and hit ok.

In this box that comes up select the Boot.ini tab.

Here, click the button that says "Check all boot paths"

Windows will tell you which entries are invalid and will allow you to remove them from the Boot.ini file

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:59 AM

thanks lowtek_otc , DaChew, usasma for replying.

i already did what lowtek_otc said and deleted the invalid boot path.

to DaChew, don't worry i asked my friend if her hard drive booted up on her pc and she said that it is ok.

after this reply i will now restart the pc if it works.

thanks again lowtek_otc , DaChew, usasma...

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:06 AM

No problem, awaiting your results.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:13 AM

yehey... :thumbsup:

it is alright now...

i can say that this case is CLOSED.

thanks again.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:15 AM

No problem at all, just remember what you did because you may need it in the future... :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:20 AM

Props to lowtech_otc! I wasn't aware of this ability in MSCONFIG! Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:45 AM

Props to lowtech_otc! I wasn't aware of this ability in MSCONFIG! Thanks! :thumbsup:



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