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tomr8368a

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I got a problem. In attempting to repair Win xp, I installed two copies of a new installation, in addition to the old one. How do I remove them???? And keep only my old one?
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Windows will only let one Operating System reside on the same volume. Unless you have another hard drive or another partition on the same drive that you have accidentally installed windows on too, there will only be one installation of windows on your system. The second installation reformats and installs windows on a clean volume.

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Jonny R
When the computer first is turned on, there is a screen asking which of three WinXP installations I weant to run. The third one is my old one. I guess there's a partition???
Anyway, I want to delete the two "new" ones. How is that done?
Many thanks, Tom
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Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System, Advanced Tab, Click the "settings" button near the bottom in the "Startup and Recovery" section, Click the "edit" button near the top of the new window. This will bring up your Boot.ini file in notepad, remove the lines that tell the startup process to give you choices between operating systems that you don't want and leave the one that is installed now. You can also set the countdown timer to 0. That is the timer that counts down and automatically loads the default os when you are prompted to pick an os at startup.

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JonnyR:
Well, there's genius under that Mohawk Cut...many thanks for the help, it worked (as if I didn't know it would). I copied the advice for my "screw up" file so I'll know what to do next time I do it.
Tom <_<
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Thank you kind sir. Glad everythings workin.

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dude that will only tell windows to stop asking you which windows to boot from, but it would actually get rid of your main problem, actually ur in a big problem . iv been seeing these kind of problem solving all over this site, all this does is temporarily fix the annoying pop up from your bios. ul either need to use the recovery console from a windows cd or part pe, google it up, coz its too much info, btw partition is a drive haz bin split into 2, virtually
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Please don't bump topics that are over 4 years old
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