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chrisstopher

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I purchased a second hand hard driveor a mate recently that for some reson had and expired version of XP on it. I intalled a fresh copy but I don't think that I deleted the expired version.

Now when I start up it gives me an option of which operating system I would like to run.

How would I go about deleting the expired version so the selection screen doesn't appear.
It's not a big deal but just a bit of a pain.

Thanks.
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Hi chrisstopher! Welcome to G2G!

Please go to START-->RUN and type c:\boot.ini and click OK. Notepad should now open. Please copy and paste the ENTIRE contents into your next post.

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Edited by Fenor, 05 May 2006 - 07:39 PM.

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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="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
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Go to MY COMPUTER and tell me how many Local Disks are showing.

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Hey I Had The Exact Same Prob And That Solved It

Cheers Mates :whistling:
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JohnWilson,

I hope you didn't just go editting the boot.ini file without first verfiying that there wasn't two operating system folders actually on your computer. If you did check and the other folder did not exist, then that is fine. Just make sure that folder isn't there...

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Fenor

What Happend Was, I Freshly Installed Windows XP Then Was Going To Update To Service Pack 2 But Something Went Wrong..

Then When I Boot Windows It Asks Me Which Operating System I Would Like To Use.

Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Setup

-John-
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Fenor

What Happend Was, I Freshly Installed Windows XP Then Was Going To Update To Service Pack 2 But Something Went Wrong..

Then When I Boot Windows It Asks Me Which Operating System I Would Like To Use.

Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Setup

-John-

Gotcha...

For future needs, you might want to check out THIS site, which explains how to integrate SP2 into your Windows XP CD. It makes installing Windows XP alot faster and easier. I do also have links on how to integrate all Windows Updates/Hotfixes into your XP CD, but don't want to overload you too quickly. :whistling: Once you have created the Windows XP CD w/ SP2 and you are interested in integrating the Updates/Hotfixes, then let me know.

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Yeah Its A Good And Helpfull Site, But I Have A Windows XP SP2 CD Now LoL :whistling:
But Hey,Thanks For The Info Really Appreciate It.

-JohnWilson-
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Good to hear. Now if you really want to setup that CD to be the ultimate XP installation CD, let me know. :whistling:

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Edited by Fenor, 06 May 2006 - 10:53 AM.

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LoL :whistling: Ok Mate Lets Go Then .. Explain How Its Done


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Go to MY COMPUTER and tell me how many Local Disks are showing.

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There is only a System (C:)
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Is there a WINDOWS folder AND and WINNT folder in there? If both are not there, please say which one is.

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In the C: there is only a WINDOWS folder.
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Good... Go back to START-->RUN and type C:\boot.ini. In the notepad window that appears, delete ONLY the following line:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect.

Then SAVE and close the window. Reboot your computer and that annoying message about what operating system you want to use will be gone.

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