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Solved: Erronious Dual boot option

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cpscdave, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. cpscdave

    cpscdave Thread Starter

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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 :)
     
  2. Megabite

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    Are they both exactly the same name.........
     
  3. cpscdave

    cpscdave Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Understood....

    Go Start>>Run type msconfig click OK

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

    cpscdave Thread Starter

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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!
     
  6. Megabite

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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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