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Fri 04/02/05 at 11:28
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"You fail in life!"
Posts: 557
Ok, I haven't been on in a while, busy and all that but please pardon my cheek if I ask for a bit of help.

Last night I decided I would take a look at my granda's pc, it hasn't been able to run a few older programs because of the lack of a certain ms-dos file that has been removed or corrupted, so after we tried everything we could think of we opted for a re-install of windows xp home (due to the fact that the os disc doesn't come with a repair option).

As you can expect everything was running fine until the re-install had finshed, upon restarting the pc lo and behold there were two OS's to choose from! Both are identical in every way !

Now I now how to remove one from sight but I don't know how to permanently remove it safely, also, the other OS that was running before the re-install is apparently still there but it is hidden, how do I access this and/or remove it? I want the files of it (if it's possible, they aren't important) and then remove it but I don't want to have format the drive.

Is there anyway any of you guys and gals could help?

Much appreciated, cheers.
Fri 04/02/05 at 12:06
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"bing bang bong"
Posts: 3,040
It's likely that both installation records are actually pointing to the same Windows installation. If you post the contents of your C:\boot.ini file here, then we will be able to tell for you. You may need to unhide OS files in your Explorer preferences for it to appear, though.
Fri 04/02/05 at 11:28
Regular
"You fail in life!"
Posts: 557
Ok, I haven't been on in a while, busy and all that but please pardon my cheek if I ask for a bit of help.

Last night I decided I would take a look at my granda's pc, it hasn't been able to run a few older programs because of the lack of a certain ms-dos file that has been removed or corrupted, so after we tried everything we could think of we opted for a re-install of windows xp home (due to the fact that the os disc doesn't come with a repair option).

As you can expect everything was running fine until the re-install had finshed, upon restarting the pc lo and behold there were two OS's to choose from! Both are identical in every way !

Now I now how to remove one from sight but I don't know how to permanently remove it safely, also, the other OS that was running before the re-install is apparently still there but it is hidden, how do I access this and/or remove it? I want the files of it (if it's possible, they aren't important) and then remove it but I don't want to have format the drive.

Is there anyway any of you guys and gals could help?

Much appreciated, cheers.

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