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choose btween two xp install on boot

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by NuTz, 25 Jul 2006.

  1. NuTz

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Sep 2003

    Posts: 172

    Location: Hertfordshire - UK

    Hi all,
    wonder if you can help, i had some hard drives troubles over the weekend and ended up installing xp onto a spare drive and formatting/reinstalling xp on the drive i broke.

    I have no disconnected the old drive but it still asks me to choose between two xp installs when i boot and im not quite sure how to amend it, I have looked under the boot tab in msconfig and the are 2 entries under operating systems but i cant 'delete' the one i dont want.

    Is it a text file i have to amend somewhere or something completely different? :confused:
     
  2. Hxc

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,502

    Location: London

    Right click on My Computer > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings > Click edit, then you can delete the bit ou don't want, my file looks like this for reference

    [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 Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
     
  3. NuTz

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Sep 2003

    Posts: 172

    Location: Hertfordshire - UK

    cheers
     
  4. Nem

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,595

    Location: Mansfield, Notts.

    Easier and safer to do start > run > msconfig > boot.ini tab > check all boot paths > remove undeeded one it finds.

    Nick