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Win XP reinstall issue


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marco500

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I recently tried to install Win XP onto a second hard drive in my computer. I was going to move this hard frive to another computer for my kids. During the install it appearde that it was going to overwrite my C drive so I stopped the install. Now at start up it keeps asking me if I want to start in Full XP mode or finish the XP install. How do I get rid of this.

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Johanna

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How did you "tell" XP which hard drive the new install was going to? Is this the same disk that you used to install your version of XP? If you can still boot to your original configuaration, I would run a system restore first.

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samiko

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Win XP amazingly enough can run two XP installation in one partition, but i don't recommend that at all!

boot normally into your Win XP and try the following:

right click on My Computer -> Properties, then select the Advance tab. in the Startup and Recovery select Settings.
In the default operating system, how many selection do you see in the drop down menu?

because you have started installing, it has probably added an entry into your boot.ini file to point into both of your installtions.

let me know what you find out there so i could tell you what to do next.
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marco500

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You are correct there are 2 entires and the install version is marked as default.
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