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#1 klink1956

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:02 AM

hi,
I put in a new hard drive and installed xp pro on it.
Then I put in my old drive for storage (still had o/s on it)
During boot I was given the option to boot to either o/s.
I do not want the xp home on the other drive.
How do I uninstall it? and make the booting option screen go away?

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:04 AM

Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop
Right click on the drive you want to wipe
Choose format
(I suggest NTFS as it works better with XP)

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:31 AM

Once the other XP is wiped, you may still get the options screen. If so, post back and someone will tell you how to edit the boot file on your system.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:41 AM

Hi thanks for the reply,
I just tried to format, here's what I get:

"Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive, and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Then try formatting again"

I shut everything off and disconnected from my network .. no good .. same message again.
Is there possibly a process that has to be shut off that may be monitoring that drive?

Sould I just delete the contents of the drive? Then format?
If I do that will that get rid of the boot nag or do I have to modify the registry?

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:52 AM

Make sure it is not the drive you are booting from.

Are you still using other programs that are installed on the drive you want to wipe?

Reboot into safe mode and be sure you are booting into Pro, then format the drive..

Edited by Enthusiast, 26 September 2006 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:59 AM

I am booting to pro
no not using anything that is on the other drive.
I will try the safe mode boot and attempt to format from there.
Back in a bit.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:18 AM

I'm back,
Formatting from safe mode worked like a charm. Thanks

But .. I still get the o/s option at boot
I'd like to get rid of that
It would not be too bad if pro was first but home is.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:43 AM

run command
press: winKey + r
type: msconfig
press: enter
click: boot.ini
click: check all boot paths
if it finds a boot path that appears to be invalid, it will give you the option of deleting it.

Edited by fleamailman, 26 September 2006 - 09:44 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:20 AM

fleamailman ... thank you so much worked like a charm

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 03:30 PM

I think that Windows does this sometimes. It's sorta like it finds other boot sectors and tries to use them.

In other words, your system is booting off of the old XPHome drive before it switches to the new XPPro drive.

This should not happen if you install XPPro without the old drive in the system. I'd suggest that you physically remove the old drive, and then either repair the MBR/Boot files in Recovery Console - or do another clean install to the new drive when it's the only one in the system.
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