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computerchick

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I had to purchase a new hard drive because my old one went bad, so I did everything to setup and reinstall Windows XP Professional. Everything went great, got through setup, even got other programs to load. But now when I startup my computer before Windows even loads, in the dos screen I get the following message:


Please select the operating system.


Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows


then it tells you to use the arrows to select.



how can I get my computer to bypass this. I never had this problem before




I am running an Asus motherboard a7v8x.

Seagate 160gb harddrive

also is there a way to change from Fat32 formatting to NTFS formatting without reinstalling everything all over again.


Any help that anyone can give would be greatly appreciated
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Your PC reckons it has two versions of Windows, if you are not too far in to it, you can change the boot priority to CD ROM and start the PC with the XP CD in then format the drive, use the instructions to delete the partitions, it should format to NTFS by default.
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