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Outstanding! :whistling:

Now we'll need to edit the boot.ini file.

Click "Start" and then "Control Panel". Double click on the "System" icon. Under the "Advanced" tab, in the "Startup and Recovery" section, click on the "Settings" button. Click on the "Edit" button. Copy/Paste the contents of the notepad window to your next reply.

Edited by wannabe1, 17 April 2006 - 06:48 PM.

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I am not sure but I think its this you are looking for

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Home Edition"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


Also did I choose the right Windows to boot up?
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Sorry for the delay...I having a little trouble loading the site... :whistling:

I need you to take a look at one more thing for me. From the same window that you find the edit button, click on the "Default Operating System" drop down menu, which operating system is listed on top?
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on top I have "Windows XP Home Edition" on bottom I have "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetach/NoExecute/OptIn
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This is kind of an odd entry in the boot.ini...before we edit I want to make double sure we've got it right. I'd like you to reboot and choose the Microsoft Windows option to boot to. Let me know if it boots to that OS...then we'll be ready to finish this off.
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Home Edition"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


looks to be the same to me even though I choose Microsot one this time.

Is it possible for me to get rid of one of these because I dont want to have to choose between them everytime
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That's what we're fixin' to do...I just wanted to make sure to get it right... :whistling:

In the boot.ini file (notepad), delete the line of text I have in red...make sure there is no space between [operating systems] and the next line. Then click on "File" on the toolbar and choose "Save". Close all open windows and Reboot.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Home Edition"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Is everything all better?
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ok everything seems to be working right now thanks for all the help.

Only problem is I think I have this reoccuring because of bad sectors on my HDD any way I can get rid of these without deleting files?
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The only way I know of is to run chkdsk /r from command prompt. The last two stages of the check verify HDD integrity and the overall purpose of chkdsk is to recover information from bad portions of the disk.

Glad we got you fixed up...if you have any further problems, come on back! :whistling:

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Now the same problem came back after I had my PC shut off all night and day. I have the same message and reubilding the bootcfg and expand d file it no longer works :whistling:

Only thing I can find different is that I cannot log in to administarator account it doesnt pop up I just hit 1 and then it goes right to C:\Windows and administrator wont come up. Any idea to get that up if it doesnt come up automatically?

If you have anything else up your sleeve let me know im willing to try anything.

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Are you using Recovery Console and getting the C:\Windows command prompt?
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yep I hit 1 enter and get C:\Windows
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Type chkdsk /r and press "Enter"
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ok this is the results I had after it took a long time

said when it was created, and serial #

CHKDSK checking the volume
CHKDSK performing additional check or recovery (3 times)
CHKDSK found and fixed one or more errors

78140128 KB Total
767284 KG Available

4096 bytes in each unit
19535032 Units on disk
1168210 Units Available on disk
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Did you try to boot to Windows (without the CD) after chkdsk completed?
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