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Get the answer AnonymousJun 21, 2005, 9:23 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)"Ray" wrote:>I just bought a very nice used HP Pavilion ze5375us laptop and discovered >that Windows XP You can remove the second entry from this, but BE CAREFUL and don't remove the one that works. And the problem is, I still wind up with TWO drives -- C and D. You'll be able to ask any tech support questions, or chat with the community and help others. news

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CNET Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? thanx in advance for any help Jan 8, 2005 #1 MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492 The hidden file C:\boot.ini contains the settings for bootup. It's as if I have two computers in the same case.I have a hunch this has something to do with "partitioned" hard disc -- something which has always mystified me.Actually, it http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-appears-to-be-installed-twice-now-i-have-a-dual-booting-screen.19289/

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All Rights Reserved. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. I have XP home Installed twice Started by nickyboy1 , Sep 29 2005 06:44 AM Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Please log in to reply #1 nickyboy1 Posted 29 dig this Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?

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Then when I tried to boot, there are 2 Windows XPs to choose from- The new one and the original one that wouldn't boot. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50733-45-windows-installed-twice multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect it is only a boot record that is stored not the old os, you now wont get the prompt for the corrupt installation hope it I just deleted that second line in my boot.ini file and everything went well. LouisXP FAQ, Two XP Installs On Same Partition - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20 Using The REPORT Button BC Forum Rules Malware Removal Logs Forum Am I Infected Forum Before You Post About A Problem

Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT navigate to this website My question is how I can delete the original XP install from my computer. have i caused any damage on my laptop or taken >up memory? It has SP3 on it and I definitely do not want that, so I just want to get rid of it.

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The time now is 09:18 PM. temp003 11:54 26 Jul 03 First make sure you know which one is the one that works, and whether it is the default one (the one which is highlighted on the Remember the folder that is opened.

Ken Ju-On 11:24 27 Jul 03 Thanks temp003 and crx1600 for your suggestions.

If it is not on its own partition, then you did not actually do it. (cant install 2 os on the same partition.) If you did install on a second partition, Help installed windows 7 twice Windows 2k installed twice and reinstalling windows I downloaded windows xp twice. Just format the partition that the unwanted install is on. Both installations are running fine as far as i can tell but i would like to uninstall/remove the second one.

TechSpot is a registered trademark. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Solved XP home was installed twice in same partition, can 2nd OS be uninstalled safely? http://internetpasswordpro.com/win-xp/win-xp-home-sp2-rundll32-exe.html have i caused any damage on my laptop or taken up memory?

Username or email: I've forgotten my password Forum Password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Community Forum and now trying to get rid of one installation..... Make sure there is a tick in the box next to "Use the welcome screen" and if you are the only person to be using this machine, see that there is Let us know.WesMS-MVP Windows Shell/UserIn news:[email protected],Ray hunted and pecked:> I just bought a very nice used HP Pavilion ze5375us laptop and discovered> that Windows XP Home seems to be installed

I actually found my Recovery disc in a folder tucked away in a cabinet in a drawer, so I just installed that one onto the computer as well, so I removed