Solved: Erronious Dual boot option

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cpscdave

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So the story is,
Yesterday morning everything was fine. Then I had a problem w/ my vid card, In order to remove any doubt that it wasn't a driver issue, I used the recovery CD.

First attempt something happened and after doing the installer, it couldn't boot properly to continue the installation process. So I re-installed another time.
This one completed normally and everything is (mostly) fine.

One big thing thats irking me, is when I turn my computer on it asks me what I want to boot into giving me 2 WinXP options. (I havent tried picking the 2nd option)

How can I get rid of it?
Thanks :)
 

cpscdave

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Nope, one is media centre ( the one that I boot successfully into)
The other is XP-pro which is odd cause the recovery disk contains Media Centre.

On a lark I tried booting into the other, and got the same error that occurred when trying to re-install.
 
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Understood....

Go Start>>Run type msconfig click OK

Click on Boot tab.......then check boot paths
 

cpscdave

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Excellent. I was able to fix it via msconfig.

There were 2 entries, the XP-Pro one pointing to a non-existent partition. Clicking on check boot paths confirmed that this link was to a non-valid installation and removed it for me.

Thanks for your help!
 
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No prob....you will still have a folder called windows XP Pro taking some space up....but should be minimal
 
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