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2 operating systems on 1 pc

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kevronjoe, Oct 21, 2005.

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  1. kevronjoe

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    How do I combine dual boot into 1 operation system. After downloading Windows XP Service Pack 2 my pc constantly rebooted. I deleted FAT files on partition trying to install and repair. There are now 2 windows xp home editions to choose. The one that allowed access to all my files and settings fails with hard drive configuration message. The other boots up with only the recycle bin visable. How do I fix the errored OS. Help!
     
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  3. I Fix 4 U

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    Also, if it askes which 2 to load, you may need to do a fixmbr or fdisk /mbr. Make sure you have the system in working order first.
     
  4. kevronjoe

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    small partition on Dell pc was FAT file
     
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    Start by booting up from the CD and see what repair options it offers you after the license agreement (F8). That should give some more information about your options. If the option to repair the one that allows you access to your files is there, delete the partition that the other one is on and continue with a repair of the one you want to keep.
     
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    It seems that FAT area on dell was probably the dell diagnostics partition. While not really necessary, it can come in handy.
     
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