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Win XP, 2 installs

By cyberghost_1 ·
I recently change a HDD for a friend. The new HDD has Win XP, I wouldn?t let me boot up, so I tried Repairing XP with no success, I reinstalled XP into a diferent folder.. C:/windows2. I still can?t load up into the origional version of Xp, how can I repair it and boot into the 1st version? Since that is the version with all the programs installed into it...etc...

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by willcomp In reply to Win XP, 2 installs

I assume by "repairing XP" you mean a repair installation of XP. If not, you will need to do a repair install. How-to-do is at link below:

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxphome/installxpcdrepair/

If a repair install did not make XP installation bootable, I don't hve any suggestions other than to try again and see what happens.

Dalton

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Editing boot.ini to include original XP installation will not help if that installation will not boot.

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by cyberghost_1 In reply to

Thanks, got it...

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by TxTopgun In reply to Win XP, 2 installs

You should be able to edit the boot.ini file to include the second instance of XP.

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by cyberghost_1 In reply to Win XP, 2 installs

I managed to repair the 1st (origional version) of Win XP. Now, how do I delete the second OS of Win XP Windows2? I went to boot.ini in msconfig and I cant change it to where the second OS installation of XP can be deleted or keep it from loading. In a nutshell I want to delete the second installation of Win XP...

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by cyberghost_1 In reply to Win XP, 2 installs

Point value changed by question poster.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Win XP, 2 installs

you are almost home. you need to modify boot.ini and not with msconfig. instructions for how:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;289022
basically, boot.ini is a hidden, system, readonly fie. you must remove those attrributes (use attrib at command prompt) then you can edit with any text editor.

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by cyberghost_1 In reply to

got it thanks...

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