A buddy of mine asked me to help him get his computer running. His orginal OS is Windows XP Home. When you turned on the computer, you saw a quick look at the type of computer and then the screen went black and the cursor was blinking in the upper left-hand corner of the monitor. That was it. You couldn't do anything. I thought maybe a system file went missing or corrupt.
So ran the Windows Repair and when it saw the original OS it said I may lose all kinds of info like Documents and Settings etc... It asked if I would like to set up a Windows folder with a different name. I said "yes" and finished the install. This worked and he can now get on either Os he chooses. What it ended up being was a virus.
Now I have often heard that 2 OS's on 1 partition can make the computer unstable. The other thing that's a pain in the butt, is, it now asks you which OS you want to boot to. The one it's defaulting to is the one he doesn't use. So he has to sit there and wait, and then make the proper choice or it goes into the wrong OS. No big deal, but, it's a pain in the neck.
I am looking for the simplest way to uninstall or remove the secondary OS. Or at the very least would be to change the default of the OS to the one he uses always. Any ideas would be great.
Edited by hamluis, 04 February 2011 - 06:42 PM.
Merged duped posts.