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Mike W
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
OS is Windows XP Home SP 1 and 2.

I have two physical hard drives C and D. D drive has remnants of an earlier
XP installation and now, on booting, it gives me the choice of which
version. I have, from the C: drive, formatted D but it still asks me which
version on boot.

If there was DOS in XP I could delete all the files on D: there are a couple
of files remaining I can't delete.

XP runs fine on C: but this is just a nuisance. Any help would be
appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Go to Start > Run and type: MSCONFIG , and hit enter.
Click on the BOOT.INI tab and then click on "Check All Boot Paths"
to delete incorrect boot paths.

If the above does not work for you, then:

Right-click MY COMPUTER and select:

Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings > Edit

CAREFULLY edit your boot.ini file to remove the SECOND entry.
Your boot.ini file should then look similar to this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect

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"Mike W" wrote:

| OS is Windows XP Home SP 1 and 2.
|
| I have two physical hard drives C and D. D drive has remnants of an earlier
| XP installation and now, on booting, it gives me the choice of which
| version. I have, from the C: drive, formatted D but it still asks me which
| version on boot.
|
| If there was DOS in XP I could delete all the files on D: there are a couple
| of files remaining I can't delete.
|
| XP runs fine on C: but this is just a nuisance. Any help would be
| appreciated.
|
| Thanks,
|
| Mike

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Mike

This is caused, not by files and remnants left on the D drive, but the
content of a file called 'boot.ini'..

Go to this website, print it off for reference, and follow the instructions
carefully..

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;289022

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


"Mike W" <mike@ehb-docks.fsbusiness.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d9eem9$a4j$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
> OS is Windows XP Home SP 1 and 2.
>
> I have two physical hard drives C and D. D drive has remnants of an
> earlier
> XP installation and now, on booting, it gives me the choice of which
> version. I have, from the C: drive, formatted D but it still asks me
> which
> version on boot.
>
> If there was DOS in XP I could delete all the files on D: there are a
> couple
> of files remaining I can't delete.
>
> XP runs fine on C: but this is just a nuisance. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike
>
>

mike w
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Thanks Carey and Mike, you were spot on. When I clicked "Check all boot
paths" it said one was not valid and suggested I deleted it. I did and it
works fine so thanks again.

Mike W

"Mike W" <mike@ehb-docks.fsbusiness.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d9eem9$a4j$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
> OS is Windows XP Home SP 1 and 2.
>
> I have two physical hard drives C and D. D drive has remnants of an
> earlier
> XP installation and now, on booting, it gives me the choice of which
> version. I have, from the C: drive, formatted D but it still asks me
> which
> version on boot.
>
> If there was DOS in XP I could delete all the files on D: there are a
> couple
> of files remaining I can't delete.
>
> XP runs fine on C: but this is just a nuisance. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
You're welcome..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


"mike w" <fidelity2@onetel.com> wrote in message
news:42bb0fe6@212.67.96.135...
> Thanks Carey and Mike, you were spot on. When I clicked "Check all boot
> paths" it said one was not valid and suggested I deleted it. I did and it
> works fine so thanks again.
>
> Mike W
>
> "Mike W" <mike@ehb-docks.fsbusiness.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:d9eem9$a4j$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> OS is Windows XP Home SP 1 and 2.
>>
>> I have two physical hard drives C and D. D drive has remnants of an
>> earlier
>> XP installation and now, on booting, it gives me the choice of which
>> version. I have, from the C: drive, formatted D but it still asks me
>> which
>> version on boot.
>>
>> If there was DOS in XP I could delete all the files on D: there are a
>> couple
>> of files remaining I can't delete.
>>
>> XP runs fine on C: but this is just a nuisance. Any help would be
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mike
>>
>>
>
>


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