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#1 gmobcc

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:54 PM

After reinstalling Windows XP Home everytime I boot up I get to either wait 30 seconds or to have to hit the Enter key to get started. It seems that I formated Windows to boot from dual OP systems but the two choices I have are the same= Windows XP Home.

Can anyone show me how to fix this or is it fixable at all.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:59 PM

It sounds like you created a second boot partition thereby creating a dual boot machine instead of reloading the op system.

Go to system restore and see if you have a restore point dated before you altered your system.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:09 PM

I don't think restoring is possible using XP's system restore. I formatted the computer. My choices at formatting were two partitions one FAT32 and another a NTFS, I thought I deleted them both and installed Windows on the remaining one: an NTFS partition close to 40 Gigs in size. Any ideas?
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Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:15 PM

Because of the fact that the initial op system is still resident on your computer, you may not have accomplished the reformat.

Search through the computer and see.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:32 PM

Because of the fact that the initial op system is still resident on your computer, you may not have accomplished the reformat.

Search through the computer and see.

Ok I will check but the system was riddled with spyware and adware, etc. thats why I don't think the old OP system is still there. Besides everything was wiped out. I had to reinstall all programs from scratch. The only thing I can think of is that somehow I created two partitions and installed XP on both, if thats possible
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Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:42 PM

It is possible.

Go to the following website and download Everest Home Edition (the successor to AIDA32) - freeware which will tell you everything that's installed in your computer - both hardware and software.

http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?lang=en

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