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2 xp home on harddrive after install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mikswmn31, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. mikswmn31

    mikswmn31 Thread Starter

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    reformated and reinstalled windows xp. after instalation finished.....i noticed i actually have 2 versions of xp home on my harddrive

    how do i remove one without it effecting the other?

    i did this once before thur the reg ( i think) but i cant remember how.
     
  2. Goku

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    Do you have the two versions on the same hard drive or there is only one version but the other option only appear in the OS Selection screen? Are there actually two versions of XP installed or not? If not, then do the following:

    1 Click on Start.
    2 Select Run....
    3 Type msconfig.
    4 Move to the BOOT.INI tab and click the Check All Boot Paths button.
    5 It will prompt up a message like the following:

    It appears that the following line in the BOOT.INI file does not refer to a valid operating system:

    "XXXXXXX - XXXXXXXX - XXXXXXX - XXXXXXXX"
    ( XXXXXXX stand for the location of the invalid entry )

    Would you like to remove it from the BOOT.INI file?

    Answer Yes to it and click Apply and then Ok.

    6 When prompted, Reboot.

    Try and see if this helps or not. Good Luck.(y)
     
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