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I have two drives C: and D:. I dont understand what you mean. Im using another computer to go on the internet. I cant even get into a windows xp. It says I have to register and that is a screwed up file of XP. Your right the options message doesnt come up, but the computer is loading the wrong copy of XP. HELP!
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Which hard drive do you boot to? The C:\ or D:\ ? Which one has Windows XP installed? Where is Windows currently installed on this computer?

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Edited by Besttechie, 06 February 2005 - 01:13 AM.

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Drive C:\
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Alright, in order for me to get A windows xp going I rebooted into SAFE MODE with the busted copy. I re-added these:

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

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

so now the three options are back but at least I can boot into the good copy. What do I do now?
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Ok, this is what I want you to do. Btw, sorry about the confusion.

When you boot-up which one do you select to boot into the good version of Windows? The top one? middle one? or bottom one? Let me know which is the good version.

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Edited by Besttechie, 06 February 2005 - 01:51 AM.

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The middle one.
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Ok, I should have asked that question in the first place, that was my mistake. Once again, sorry, about that. Now, you say the one in the middle works. Ok, Now I am going to have you remove these two lines. Make sure you leave the middle line alone! That is the line you want to keep. Now, the reason I know this because, it shows them in the order they are listed in the boot.ini, therefore you want to remove these two lines.

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\DATA="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect

Make sure you leave the middle line! That is the line in the boot.ini you want to keep. Only remove the two lines I listed. Then save it, and reboot.

Hope that fixes the problem.

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Edited by Besttechie, 06 February 2005 - 02:15 AM.

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Hi,

After talking to a few people we decided the best thing to probably do is repartition your hard drive. Now, the reason is because the system is seeing 3 OS's on the disk, which means you have three copies of the same OS on there, taking up space on your hard drive. Check out this site to learn how to do a clean install.

How to do a Windows XP clean install
Step by Step directions showing you how to do a clean install of XP.
Note: If you can you might want to print out the directions from that site so you can follow them.

Hope that helps.

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Edited by Besttechie, 06 February 2005 - 08:48 AM.

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OK. I do that.
Thanks.
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No problem, glad to be of some help. :tazz:

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