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#1 blueraider

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:52 AM

I decided to reformat my hard drive and reinstall xp, went great or so i thought. Now when i start up the pc i have 2 copies of xp on my pc, how do i go about deleting the one i don't want without messing with the other.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:26 AM

A reformat of the hdd would have eliminated all data on the hard drive. Did you have two partitions? If so delete the the other partition then reboot go into recovery console and do a fixmbr.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:50 PM

Are there 2 Windows folder viewable on your C: partition?

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:47 PM

Open Windows Explorer
In the Tools...View menu, enable the viewing of file extensions, hidden file, and system files
Browse to the root of your system drive (it's usually C:)
Right click on the boot.ini file and select "Edit"

Copy and paste that into your next post and we'll see if we can figure out if it's 2 separate installations, or just 2 entries to the same copy of the OS.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:52 PM

well usama, i can't find the boot.ini i'm pretty sure i looked in the right place, all i found was boot.inicomodo

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:00 PM

Go to tools in any explorer window like My Computer then select Folder Options go to the view tabv and make sure that View Hidden Files is selected.

Also check the root of your active Windows Install.

Edited by cryptodan, 09 September 2008 - 10:02 PM.





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