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bobthemailman

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hey um..............
i recenly formated my HD with windows xp pro with the NTFS file system and now when i boot my computer it says i have 2 operating systems both windows xp home and windows xp pro. i had home edition but then i formated my hd so it should have gone bye bye right? also when you select home edition it says that it cant find path. so then if its gone and the comp cant find the right path then y is it detecting home edition?

plz help and thanks for your time :)
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gerryf

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I don't think you formatted it...it is picking up a remnant that is in the boot.ini file.

look for c:\boot.ini

open in notepad

paste contents here
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i am well literate with computers and i have reformated many other computers so i think i did format the hd..... but i could be wrong. and there is no boot.ini file i ran a search for boot.ini and just plane boot and its not there

Edited by bobthemailman, 07 June 2005 - 04:08 PM.

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if it wasn't there, your computer would not boot.

Open MY COMPUTER, choose TOOLS, choose FOLDER OPTIONS, choose VIEW, then check SHOW hidden files and folders and UNCHECK the two HIDE items directly below this setting.
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did that before still dont work :tazz:

Edited by bobthemailman, 07 June 2005 - 04:25 PM.

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Start>Run, Type this:

notepad c:\boot.ini

Paste contents here...

EDIT: No need to show hidden files or anything...

Edited by blsimpson, 07 June 2005 - 06:01 PM.

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bobthemailman

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yey it worked ok here u go :tazz:
[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
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


(i want to become a computer tech so can u plz explain where u learned this and what happended with the whole boot thing) plz
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bobthemailman

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im also guessing i have to get rid of the home line :tazz:
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If you look at your file, you will notice that there are two copys of Windows on your computer:

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

Is Windows XP Professional, on the first partition, and:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

is Windows XP Home, on the second partition.

How this hapend this way, I am not sure, but open My Computer and tell me how many hard drives you have...
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bobthemailman

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ok i definetly only have one hd, however i did have 2 partitions when home was installed but when windows pro loaded i deleated both and created 1 partition and then formated

Edited by bobthemailman, 07 June 2005 - 06:21 PM.

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Howdy:

Go back into boot.ini and delete "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn"

Save the change and reboot..

Murray
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bobthemailman

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what bout other partition? like y did it do this i deleted other parttion do u think i should reinstall again?
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You may have deleted the partition but that didn't edit the boot.ini file..

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k thanks :tazz: ;) ;) :tazz:
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