Deleting a second copy of Windows XP

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I reformatted, and installed XP again. However, I have the option to boot to 2 windows XP systems when I start my computer. The first one, the freshly installed one (which I want to keep) is fine. But, there are about 4 gigs of harddrive space unaccounted for in my C:// Drive, counting the pagefile and everything on my hard drive. Along with the prompt for the second windows at the startup, this makes me think I have 2 sets of windows installed.

However, there is no other windows folders or anything in my C:// folder. The entire contents of my C:// folder is about 5 gigs and right clicking on that shows it as 9 gigs being used. However, when I try to delete the other partition using the Windows XP CD and the reformat process, I see that there is one 9 gig partition.

So, if there are 2 operating systems installed on the same partition, but no evdience of a second operating system beyond the 4 gigs harddrive space missing. I had a lot more than 4 gigs being used before I reformatted, but I can't boot to the 2nd operating system (my old one), which makes me think that maybe it was incompletely deleted.

My question is: How do I find this phantom operating system taking up 4 gigs of space, and delete it? I know how to hide it from the boot up choices using the boot.ini, but I want my 4 gigs back!
 
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By the looks off it, i suggset wipe everything and start again, seems like you did not do the partition process properly
 
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