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i recently reinstalled windows xp and now think that i have two copies running. how do i remedy this?
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yeah but try at your own risk do not blame me ok

1.choose the one os which u think is best and then edit the boot.ini file in c:\
First do Mycomputer->tools->folder option-> show os protected files

make a duplicate copy of boot.ini in c:\backup
keep ready the boot disk if some thing goes wrong

then delete the os which u don't need and set boot timeout =1 like here

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"/fastdetect

2.Restart the pc (if everything is fine ) then delete all the files and folder of the
second xp installation say in d:\

3. if xp doesn't starts then boot in MSDOS
a:\>deltree c:\boot.ini
a:\>copy c:\backup\boot.ini c:

That's it system will be restored as it was before

Hope this solves your problem
Did i helped u ,Say "God Bless EveryOne"

Edited by hbkwarez, 28 May 2005 - 03:05 AM.

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