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e&jemerson

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i recently installed a new xp home disk when it was through i had some files missing so i put it in again hoping to repair it. now when i boot up i have 2 choices the completed install and a setup in the same partition how do i get rid of the 1 i dont want??????? :tazz:
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The first option is a complete Install, it will totally overwrite everything on the harddrive
While the Second option is to make a partition on your hardrive and install Windows to that partition. A partition is basically spliting your hardrive into different segments.

Whew...
Now which one don't you want?

Also you won't be able to get rid of the options because they are options, the options will only ever appear when you install windows.

If you haven't got anything on the hardrive i suggest a Complete Install
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i do have 1 complete install i just stopped the other one whenever i saw i was doing another complete install instead of a repair like i wanted. thanks
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start > run
notepad c:\boot.ini
<enter>

post the results here so someone can tell you what to remove
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ok this is what came up:
[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=c:\$win_nt$.~bt\bootsect.dat
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="microsoft windows xp home
c:\$win_nt$.~bt\bootsect.dat="windows xp setup"


this is all greek to me you know, what is it by the way????????thanks
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it is the file windows uses to create your boot menu

OK, first FILE > SAVE AS boot.bak (put it in the c:\ directory)

Now, delete the contents of the file, then cut and paste the following

[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 home"

Reboot, you should go right into windows

Finally, delete the folder

c:\$win_nt$.~bt
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ok please tell me how to that in a lttle detail please im still wet behind the ears!!!!!!
thanks
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not sure what you mean....how to do what?
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i tryed everything you said but with no luck kept telling me could not find file must have done something wrong?????thanks
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