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Xp Installed On 2 Partitions-

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#1 wizardofaus


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Posted 15 April 2007 - 07:13 AM

I picked up a second hand Dell computer from my wife's work. It had all the usual dell stuff and symantec stuff and more rubbish than you could poke a stick at. There is a load of stuff I cannot get rid of, one of them being the symantec warnings and various other bits, like folders where parts can't be found, so I can't delete them, etc etc etc.

It did, however, have a completely empty partition. I did a clean install on SP2 on the new partition, wanting to delete the original XP from the first partition. Everything is running nicely on the new partition, but I have to chose which OS to load when I boot. Is there way to either delete XP from the first drive, or make the system invisible to the boot routine - or anything similar? I know I could format the old partition, but this would involve having to reload a heap of software which is running quite nicely,

Apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere, but I did do a search - honest!!

Edited by wizardofaus, 15 April 2007 - 07:14 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:00 AM

You need to edit the boot.ini file.

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:56 AM

I tried "How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP" bitit wasnt playing for me:

so I booted from the CD and formatted the c: drive -

That worked!


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