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Thank you that is fine. The malware tech can take a look at that and see if there is something I have missed. :thumbsup:

Btw how do I get rid of the 2nd parallel version of windows? Is it possible to just delete?
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Yep it is pretty easy.



Please do the following in the exact steps. Failure to do so could make the boot.ini damaged and cause unstable or unusable results with your system.:

Save a Backup Copy of Boot.ini

1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl and then click OK.
2. Click on the Advanced tab, and then click Settings
3. In the Startup and Recovery area at the bottom click Settings.
4. Under System Startup click Edit. This opens the Boot.ini file in Notepad ready for editing.
5. In Notepad, click File on the Menu bar, and then click Save As.
6. First in here change the location in the top white drop down box to Desktop. Then in the file name change to Boot.old and save as Text Document(*.txt) and save it to your Desktop and then click Save



Please copy and paste all the lines from your Boot.ini file in your next reply.


Now you can repeat the steps to get back to step Number 4
I will reply with the Fix to do. Once the fix has been applied then Save and Close the file.
Reboot and let me know if this takes care of your problem


Below you will see a sample of a Windows Professional boot.ini file. Yours will look the same except it may say Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Sample Boot.ini File


[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 Professional" /fastdetect
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I don't fully understand what I'm doing. I understand how to open up the ini and save as another txt file so that I can copy and paste whats in there to ya. The 2nd half of your post I'm sorta lost.


[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS1
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS1="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Edited by cmislin, 01 November 2012 - 06:25 PM.

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When you boot up does it go to the old installation if you don't click on anything?
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It does to newer one that doesn't boot (if I forgot to select the correct one)
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Please do the following in the exact steps. Failure to do so could make the boot.ini damaged and cause unstable or unusable results with your system.:

Save a Backup Copy of Boot.ini

1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl and then click OK.
2. Click on the Advanced tab, and then click Settings
3. In the Startup and Recovery area at the bottom click Settings.
4. Under System Startup click Edit. This opens the Boot.ini file in Notepad ready for editing.






Now you can repeat the steps to get back to step Number 4




Ok, so lets repair it.
  • Right click on My Computer and choose Properties
  • In the Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.
  • In the Startup and Recovery section, click on the Settings button.
  • In the window that opens, click on the Edit button...a notepad window will open (boot.ini)
    Remove the following line:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS1="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Then change the Default to this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS


Once done then make sure to Save then Exit
Reboot the system and you should not get the choice and the system should boot to your original OS then.
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Ok so it should look like this? Ok once that is done next step to remove the bad install?

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
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Exactly as you have and below should be the correct boot.ini now.

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
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Exactly as you have and below should be the correct boot.ini now.

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

Ok that done all ok now how do I remove the bad installation?
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Have you rebooted to verify everything is working right now?
Once verified then go into Windows Explorer and look for this folder in the left list and delete it.

WINDOWS1
Parallel installation should now be gone completely. :thumbsup:
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Have you rebooted to verify everything is working right now?
Once verified then go into Windows Explorer and look for this folder in the left list and delete it.

WINDOWS1
Parallel installation should now be gone completely. :thumbsup:

Yes I rebooted thats how I made should atleast the boot choice was gone since the ini takes care of that part. Ok done on the delete of the windows1 folder.

Edited by cmislin, 02 November 2012 - 01:11 PM.

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Ok update us when you have completed the Windows1 deletion.
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That is done I just typed it out poorly last post
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OK good and now I am just waiting for the malware tech to join and ask for a log to go through.
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ok np thanks
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