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LiaoGoren

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Ok, I added a second HD. My first thought was since it was bigger to make it my main drive, so I tried to just copy all the files directly over... that didnt work.

So then I tried to install XP on the new HD and just reload all the files (cause I just formated the smaller one yesterday!)

Well I decided to just keep the XP running as I already have it and use the bigger HD as the backup/file storage. So I reformatted the new HD and left the old one alone.

Now whenever I restart the computer it shows 2 xps for me to chose from. If I pick the top one it tells me that there is missing files and to reinstall them. So I have to pay active attention and chose the second one.

So How to I get the boot-up to forget that I installed the second XP???
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Click Start then Run, type msconfig then press enter

Click on the BOOT.INI tab

Click on Check All Boot Paths

If Windows finds a corrupt or additional install of XP, it will ask you if it's okay to delete the entry for the unused/older/corrupt version. Click Yes / OK and then reboot
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as usual... I have learned something new and the geeks have shown that they are wiser than myself...lol

Keep it up keith...
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