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3 copies of Windows XP on start up


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#1 pamom1991

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:46 AM

When I turn on my computer, I get 3 copies of Windows to click on to start. In the past 3 years I had to reinstall windows d/t viruses.
When I click on either on the last 2, I get an error reading. When I click on the 1st one, Windows loads up.
How do I get rid of the 2 bum copies?
Thanks!
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:18 PM

Try this: Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

hamluis is absolutly correct. Boot.ini can be a bugger at times. I had the same problem last week and removing the entries, which didn't refer to anything, put my computer back into play.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:09 AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have had this annoyance for a few years and in less than a minute, it was gone!
Everytime I have a problem, I realize how much I don't know!
Thanks friends at bleepingcomputer, for helping those of us without computer knowledge!
Bless you!
Lisa W.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:48 AM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

Louis




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