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I've gotten a clean bill of health from the Malware folks. I believe I'm ready to proceed. I'm thinking the next step is to remove the second windows OS?
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OK so now is the new installation completely working with all your programs and data?

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS0
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS0="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect


You need to go back to the boot.ini file like before and the highlighted entry above needs to be deleted.
This will make it so that there is only one bootable windows.
Until you have all the data moved over and made sure the programs are working correctly in the new installation we can't delete the old windows.
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Okay. So I should reinstall all my old software/programs and use them to be sure they are working and then delete the highlighted portion, correct?

Edited by NWkee, 20 February 2010 - 02:40 PM.

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That is correct. You want to be sure that the "new" windows and programs are running correctly.
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So after about a week of using the machine, it looks like everything is working. Should I now go ahead and delete the unneeded OS as instructed in the previous post?
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Yes and once you have deleted the entry in the boot.ini you will still need to find the original Windows folder on your drive and delete it also.
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I have deleted the entry in the boot.ini, but I'm not able to delete the old Windows folder. I'm getting the following message

"Cannot delete Flash10d.ocx: Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use"

This must be running somewhere in the background, but I'm not certain what this program is.

The machine did reboot without a problem.
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Try booting to safe mode and seeing if it will delete then.
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No luck. Still will not delete the folder. I did find the individual file, but I'm unable to delete it individually either. I don't find it running under task manager either.
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Download and install Revo Uninstaller
  • Double click the Revo Uninstaller icon on your desktop to start the program
  • Scroll through the listed programs and Right Click on the program you wish to uninstall
  • From the pop out menu choose Uninstall
  • Click Yes to the confirmation dialogue
  • In the next window select the Advanced mode
  • Click Next to start uninstalling the program
  • Answer Yes to confirm the uninstall
  • When the program has completed the four steps, click Next to allow the program to search for leftovers
  • Once complete, click Next, then Finish
  • Repeat the above steps for any other programs you wish to remove.

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But what's the program I want to uninstall. Is it the Windows folder or is it the Flash file that's causing the problem?
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Is it the uninstaller Pro version, or is there a "free" version I should see?
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Free and the file causing the problem
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Adobe.com > How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control
http://kb2.adobe.com...1/tn_14157.html

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If that fails, manual instructions can be found here:

How to remove the Flash Player ActiveX control
http://kb2.adobe.com...7/tn_12727.html

Edited by SpywareDr, 09 March 2010 - 03:51 AM.

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I've been unsuccessful in removing teh Flash10d.ocx file using any of the methods above. Even Revo doesn't seem to work. Therefore, I've been unable to remove the Windows program.

What is the risk of just leaving the Windows folder? Will it cause some problems down the road?
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