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#1 bandaid1968

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 07:53 PM

i jsut installed a second hardrive and when i was trying to intall windows on it there was a problem and i decided to just to reformat the new hardrive and just the use it as extra space ,but when i reboot it gives me 2 choices to resume setup or just to boot up in windows how can i just go back to origimal without choosing to boot up in setup or windows,....................help.

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 10:39 PM

You will need to edit the boot.ini file.
Remove everything under your OS, which should look like this. Save and exit.
XP Home will say Home not Pro.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022

Edited by River_Rat, 11 September 2005 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:07 AM

thanx i did that and now it says
"windows xp home edition"
"windows(default)"
now what do i do????

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:38 AM

This is what mine looks like with on XP Home to boot up


[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect


#5 bandaid1968

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:21 PM

ok this is what mine looks like
[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=c:\$WINDOWS.~bt\BOOTSECT.DAT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\windows="microsoft windows xp home edition"/fastdetect/noexecute=optin

#6 bandaid1968

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:49 PM

SUCESS!!!!!!!!

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thanx guys and ladies for your help i did what you said and it worked ,
i think you created a monster with these helpforums...lol :flowers: :trumpet:
thanx again

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:55 PM

Why did you install Windows on the second (slave) hard drive?
Did you want to create a dual boot machine with two different op systems?

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 09:02 AM

yep

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 09:30 AM

When you do a dual boot I believe Win XP must be on the first hard drive.




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