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joesquire

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Hello
When I turn my computer on, I get a duel boot menu like iv'e installed 2 operating systems, but the thing is I haven't.
In the list it is:
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Professional (Original)

I was wondering how do I get rid of "Windows XP Professional (Original)"

Because I use the otherone and it is really anoying because if i did go on the "Original" one, it is exactly the same as the other one.

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Hi joesquire!

You need to edit the boot.ini file to remove the other option in your boot menu.

To view and edit the Boot.ini file:
1.) Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2.) Click on the ADVANCED tab in the new window that appears.
3.) Click the SETTINGS Button under Startup and Recovery.
4.) Under System Startup, click Edit.

Now what you should see is something like the following:
[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 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional (Original)" /fastdetect


Please COPY & PASTE in your reply what is listed and I will tell you what you need to remove.

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this is what is in the notepad doc:


[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(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Original)" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
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Okay, reopen it using my directions from above and remove the BOLDED line ONLY. Then click OK and close all windows, clicking APPLY when necessary or yes if asked if you want to save changes. Then reboot your computer and you should no longer be given the option of what OS to boot into.

[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(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Original)" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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i am left with:

[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


is this right now?

thanks
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Yes, sorry for the delay but I had to drive home from work. :whistling:

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haha its alright

thanks for your help!!
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Also, try to find that folder and delete by looking in C:\ (C represents the letter of your drive)
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Also, try to find that folder and delete by looking in C:\ (C represents the letter of your drive)


what folder am i tryin to find? wot will it likely be?
and c: is my drive :whistling:
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There is no folder you need to delete. Both the entries in your boot.ini related to the same installation of windows. The 2nd one was probably added when you did a bootcfg /rebuild from the recovery console or did a repair installation of Windows.

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yeha it makes sense, when it appeared i wasnt too sure how to format hard drives. i know now that hehe
cheers!!
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Glad we could help :whistling:
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