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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by durant125, Aug 28, 2004.

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  1. durant125

    durant125 Thread Starter

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    I reinstalled windows xp pro. Now everytime I start my computer it shows Windows XP on there twice and has me choose one. Plus I think my computer maybe running a little slower because of this. How do I get rid of the one I dont need?
     
  2. PC_Wiz

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    You will need to edit boot.ini and remove the additional entry.

    Your boot.ini will look similar to this one

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

    Check the default (e.g default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS) and delete the other entry. In above case (default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)PARTITION(2)\WINDOWS)

    NOTE: Make a back up of your boot.ini prior to make changes. Making the incorrect changes will prevent your system to boot to windows.
    See:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022

    To view and edit the Boot.ini file:

    In Control Panel, start the Performance and Maintenance tool, and then click System.
    On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
    Under System Startup, click Edit.
     
  3. durant125

    durant125 Thread Starter

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    thanks
    That was pretty simple. Startup still takes a lot longer though. I was wondering if it might have anything to do with the local drive I chose. My local drive is D: instead of C:. I chose that one because it has more space. C is 8gb and D is 27gb. Should I choose to C instead would that make startup quicker? If so, how would I go about doin that?
     
  4. PC_Wiz

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    I think slow boot process has to do more with the startup group items.

    Test the system by booting in safe mode. If the system boots much faster in safe mode, then use use msconfig to disable 3rd party apps at boot. Also clear up the prefetch folder.
     
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