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Windows XP & 2000 installed on same Laptop

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I have a very bad problem with my Dell Latitude C600. I had been
having problems powering on system. Can not remember orginal error that
prompted my fiance to attempt to fix this. Now the problem is worse. It
orginally had Windows XP installed. He installed Windows 2000 in hopes it
would overwrite the XP. Now the problems begin. Now when you power on,
you have the option of choosing which win. program to start. When you
select the first option (win 2000 proffessional) you get your windows
screen like it is starting up, then a blue screen flashes so quick with
writing on it I can not even begin to tell you what is says. Then the
laptop turns itself off and restarts and it will keep doing that over and
over again as long as you allow it to.
>Now when you select Win. XP, you will go directly to a gray screen and
it gives the following message:
>Windows 2000 can no start because the following file is missing or
>\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMd startup options for Windows 2000,
press 8
>You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows 2000 setup
using the orginal setup floppy disk or CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first
screen to start repair.
>However, when I install the windows 2000 cd -rom, nothing happens. It
remains on this screen. It is not the orginal, it is a copy of
the program. I am at a lose of words on this one. I would like to be
able to wipe everything out and start anew. Not sure if that would be my
best option or not. If any help you can recommend, I would appreciate
it. I am not a technical person, but will follow your instructions as
best I can. I do not have the original XP cd rom cause I got this laptop used.
>Thanks so much!
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Gee, thanks for all the help guys.
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