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just replaced hard drive, having problems with dual boot


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Hello, I just replaced my old hard drive and I am trying to figure out why every time I start up it asked me if I would like to start "Windows (default)" or "Windows (default). I copied all my old stuff to the new HD completely but I never had two installations of Windows before.

Any ideas? thanks
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Hey there Walker,

Goto:
> My Computer
> Goto the root drive (Defualt C:\)
> In the address bar type in "C:\boot.ini"
> Select all (Right-Click, Select All)
> Copy and post the contents in your next reply

Cool, i will be awaiting your reply. :whistling:
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows
[operating systems]
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mmm, is that the only boot.ini you have... Please also try and get the one from the D:\ drive. That may be your new root drive since you installed a new hard drive. Or do you only have one drive?

Cool :whistling:
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only one hard drive, replaced my c:
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Ok then walker, open your boot.ini file again and copy and paste the text in the code box into your boot.ini file.

[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" /fastdetect

Save the boot.ini file and restartthe computer. Let me know if you still having problems.

Cool :whistling:
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