Some how I managed to install 2 copies of XP Home--one on the C drive and one on the D drive. So now when I boot the machine it asks which one to use. How do I get rid of the copy on the D drive?
Thanks for any help with this
1. On D: you need to delete the Windows partition. The 2nd copy will then be gone.
2. On C: you need to edit c:\boot.ini and remove the reference to the 2nd copy or else it will annoy you with a choice screen every time you start up. Boot.ini is hidden and read-only so you'll need to change those long enough to make the edit (notepad is fine for that) and then change them back.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
I am a little paranoid about removing anything, afraid it might not boot again? And on the "D" drive you say delete the Windows partition--do I just delete the Windows folder?
Edit--I fixed the boot.ini file by removing the last line--still need to know how to remove the Windows from the D drive? Thanks
Last edited by Genestoy; 12th October 2003 at 21:28.
Yes it placed Documents and Settings, Program Files, and the Windows directory. I have changed all the folder names and added a "1" just to see if everything else booted and ran fine and it did, so nothing is using these files now. Thought I would just delete them? What do you think? I really don't want to format the whole D drive as I have stuff on there.