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#1 kboaz2001

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:17 AM

I am working on an XP computer that was really slow. After the XP screen, a screen pops up giving me two options for the O/S to use, XP Pro, or XP Pro.

 

Origionally I thought that there were two XP O/S's on the computer, so I did a clean install with XP Pro, but now the same screen is popping up. How can I fix this?


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:32 AM

You can try the following:  Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm .

 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:28 PM

I have an XP computer that I am working with because it was slow. Before I did anything, I noticed that whne the computer was started, a screen came up telling you to pick 1 0f 2 installations of XP to use as an OS. I suspected that somehow 2 XP OS's were installed on the hard drive, causing it to run slow.

 

I finally did a clean reinstall of XP on the computer, but I still get the same screen coming up. What is my problem, and how can I fix it?



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

1) Multiple installs of the OS would not cause the system to "run slow"

 

2) When you say you did a clean install, you should have formatted first. That would have gotten rid of both installations of the OS. I suggest you do that now, then be sure to install all appropriate drivers (starting with the chipset driver).



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:54 PM

Worked great, Louis. Thank you!



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:21 AM

While you've removed the entry for a second OS from the bootloader, you may still have two installations on your system. In Windows Explorer do you see two Windows folders (one may be named Windows Old)?






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