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Deleting other copy of XP


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#1 Gedalneil

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 11:29 AM

I recently had a corrupt version of XP on my system. So, I installed the new one in another directory (just to be safe). The new one works perfectly, fingers crossed, but I still have the old one on the system.

When I boot up it asks me which XP I would like to run.

How do I get rid of the old one, if I do not know which directory the old one is in?

Many thanks.

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 02:30 PM

Hi, do you have more than one partition?

Can you launch windows explorer and look in the C:\ drive for a file called Boot.ini (this is a hidden file so you will have to go into Tool-Folder Options-View tab and show hidden files and folder. Also untick Hide protected system files)

Open it up in Notepad and copy and paste the content here.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 03:55 PM

Thank you very much. Is this what you are looking for?

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINXP
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINXP="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect




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