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oopsDIDitAGAIN

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when i boot up it shows all the decices,well i have 2 hdds a westrn digi 20 gb,and the other is a special edition 8 gig from a xbox<that is ntsf?>,well anyways after all that it gives me the option of wich xp to boot ..one is good, i is crap,brand new settings....
the only version of xp is a updaye yo home version,<i think anyways??>


HOW DO I GET RID OFF THE crappy xp setting,so i can use the 8 giger for storage only.total noob i am sorry for the lame post,i think they may be on the same disk though<c:>
xp home edittion
64 ram
233 proccesser
old peice of crap!!!!!!!!
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I was with you all the way to this:
"updaye yo home version"

I don't ask for good grammar, but give a poor old english major a break, man. Throw me a bone.

next post in English please.

If you could, post a copy of your boot.ini file
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I HAVE CORRECTED BY BAD ENGRISH.........................................................................................................





when i boot up it shows all the decices,well i have 2 hdds a westrn digi 20 gb,and the other is a special edition 8 gig from a xbox<that is ntsf?>,well anyways after all that it gives me the option of wich xp to boot ..one is good, i is crap,brand new settings....
the only version of xp is a upgrade home version,<i think anyways??>


HOW DO I GET RID OFF THE crappy xp setting,so i can use the 8 giger for storage only.total noob i am sorry for the lame post,i think they may be on the same disk though<c:>
xp home edittion
64 ram
233 proccesser
old peice of crap!!!!!!!!
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AND I ASKED

If you could, post a copy of your boot.ini file

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SURE HOW DO I DO THAT..
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in lower case preferably.

Two ways:
open c:\boot.ini in notepad

or

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose START UP AND RECOVERY settings button, hit EDIT
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[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 Home Edition" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
;) :tazz:
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OK, this is what you've got going on.

The part I've bolded is the Windows installation that loads if you do absolutely nothing, but wait out the 30 second menu

This OS installation is located on the first ide adapter, on the first disk, on the first partition

The non-bolded choice is located on the first IDE adapter, second disk, first partition

So, which one do you want to delete? I am unsure what you consider the "crappy" one.

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

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drive c is da good one, drive d is the crappy one(when booting i use the first xp and not the second one,i have the option to run wichever

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

that the one<crappy aka disk d: right,so how do i dump it,i was told that wester digi has a reformater for the hdd,if i were to that,would it ruin xp booting

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Here is how to dump the "Crappy One" as you call it.

Click "Start" and then "Run". Type "MSCONFIG" and press "Enter".

Click the "Boot.ini" tab at the top of the window that opens.

Remove the check from the box next to "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect".

Reboot the computer. By removing the check, you're telling the PC to forget about that XP installation during the boot process. After rebooting, you may get a message in a pop up window that states that you are using selective startup. If by chance you get this message, just click "Don't show this message" at the bottom of the window and then click "Close". The message is simply letting you know that changes were made to your boot process and/or startup options. We know about the change because we just made it ourselves so you shouldn't be bothered with that message.

Hope this helps.
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Oh my goodness, I have you disabling the wrong Operating System. In my post above, the box to be unchecked should be the crappy one - "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect".

Sorry about that. :tazz:
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thank you very much,i havent done it yet but plan on it today,so if there are any other advice thnk you..

1 more question after i do this dump,will there still be 2 program files,pretty much 2 of everything needed....


one more thing please,when i disable the 2nd hdd<D:>the crappy one..pull the power and the ide cable from it it says that cant find OS..is that cusae i have a 2hdd ide cable or is there an error..
come to thimk of it ,it doesnt even read the drives.(i think,too much brain abuse lately,10 mnth old son)WOW

Edited by oopsDIDitAGAIN, 24 April 2005 - 12:17 PM.

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