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Remove Duplicate Os In Xp

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#1 huckubus


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:47 AM

I mistakley installed Xp drivers on my c drive one runs perfict but the half install will only show a list of drivers and freezes I am afraid to mess with registry have tryed many options and am not wanting to hear "clean install" any coments are welcome and I would like to hear of any freeware I can try

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:06 AM

Use Windows Explorer to go into the root (base) of your C:\ drive. There'll be a hidden, read only file named boot.ini there. Open it and copy the contents to your next post here.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:58 PM

John please post the details thank you

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 04:46 AM

To set your system to show all files.
Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types
Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.

While you are in My Computer, open up C Drive there should be the boot.ini open this file and then right click on the text and select the select all option. Then post it here. It should look something like

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


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Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:36 PM

Another reference: How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;289022


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