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Daniiel

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Hey,
ive installed windows acouple of times over the past.
I had to install it yesterday again because explorer.exe broke or somthing.
Now when i turn my computer on and just before it starts windows.
It bugs me what windows installation i want to start
I only want the top one.
Is there anyway to make it so it stops asking me?
I know theres a file in windows that controls it but i cant remeber what it is.
thankss
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cmpm

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check to see if

a- you have installed windows into a c:\windows
-if you have then you have 2 windows operating systems on one hard drive

or

b- a different hard drive-like d:\

you may have not formated the c drive completely
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Daniiel

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I have 3 windows folders
Windows
Windows.0
And Windows.1 (which im currently using)
the other two windows folders are empty of all files besies these 2

Windows.0 wont let me delete this flash.ocx
and Windows wont let me delete this Flash8b.ocx
from memory
its kinda coming back to me
i think the boot file is in C drive?
not in the windows folder
im not sure though
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cmpm

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i suggest reinstalling windows xp
chose format drive c
not the quick format
format to ntfs file system

but first run fdisk off of your boot up disk, if you have a floppy 3.5+if you have the drive but not the disk
open my computer right click drive a and select 'make system disk'
that should put fdisk on that disk
put that disk in and boot from it
run fdisk and report how many partitions there are

Edited by cmpm, 27 April 2007 - 03:43 AM.

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Daniiel

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Thanks for your help
but i dont wanna install it again
and format
im pretty sure theres a way to change it
from just this one file
but i cant remeber/cant find how
thanks though


..............................

Sick i just found out how to do it.
if you go into your drive
and go into Boot.ini

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

easy
ill back it up incaes it ruins some thing

Edited by Daniiel, 27 April 2007 - 04:21 AM.

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