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#1 tottenham


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Posted 28 June 2005 - 08:02 PM

ok... i installed SP2 on my windows XP, and when prompted to restart, it would go to the windows loading screen and restart again. I panicked, and reinstalled windows XP in an entirely new folder, to save my documents. After i installed it, it prompted me to choose my operating system, and it turned out to be the SP2 version, working properly. My question is... should i delete the windows i just installed, and if so, how do i go about doing it?

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:58 PM

......you installed windows to a different partition or folder? thats impossible to do through windows xp setup menus.......i would restart in windows xp setup, and delete the partition i installed the second copy of windows on and reamke it to my secondary drive.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:55 AM

I've heard of this before. Was this done through the Recovery Console? I found a couple of solutions that will remove the message at boot about choosing the installation to boot from.

Go to the control panel>system>advanced>startup and recovery settings. Untick "time to display operating systems". Make sure your working XP is first in the list. Otherwise you can edit the 'hidden' boot.ini file on the root of your C drive to get rid of any reference to the second instance of XP.


Go to start>Run type "msconfig" without the quotes, then in the Boot.ini tab, click "Check all boot paths".

As far as removing the second installation, I'm not sure you can do that. Maybe wait for someone else to post a reply.

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