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I recently installed XP on my daughters' boyfriend's laptop. The first installation crashed for some reason. I went back and started all over again. The second time that I went to install it everything went smoothly. When I went to reeboot I saw that there are now two operating systems to boot from in the boot menu. One will boot in to windows and there other will boot to the place where the failed install left off. How do I get rid of the failed installation so that it doesn't give options for which Windows to use at boot?
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Hey again dnrflorence.

Do this for me.

Go in system properties in control panel and then go to Advanced. Then under Startup and Recovery click Settings. Then under System Startup click Edit.

Post the text here for me please.

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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
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Hey again.

Which one does not work when you try to access, the top one or the bottom one?
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The bottom one.
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Delete the bottom text. This one to be exact.

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
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Dude! It worked! :whistling: Now he said that he had a friend that had the same thing happen to him. I told him just as you told me. His reads....

[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 /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

He said the second one doesn't work also. Before I told him to delete the second one I wanted you to take a look at it. The first one ends in "NoExecute=OptIn" What does that mean? He said that he has just left it that way for nearly two years. What should I tell him? :blink:
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Ask him which one works.

Does the top one work or the bottom one
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The top one works
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Pretty simple.


Delete the following line from the text:

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

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Is it always the one that does not work then regardless of what the other one says?
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Yeah. The top one works to that top command line will work. The other one does not.
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Kuel man! I'll remember that! Thanks so much! :whistling: Keep slackin dude!
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By the way, all is good with the other dudes computer. As far as I am concerned this is closed! Thanks again.
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You got it :whistling:
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