Reinstall XP Top of Itself

  axelbrora 22:57 05 Feb 2006

After numerous booting up problems I tried reinstalling XP on top of itself, however what it did was move my original version to my D:drive and reinstall a new bare bones version in my c: drive. This allowed me to get booted up, restore my original version with all my programmes and settings and get back to normal except:

1. I need to select an operating system when I am booting up and make sure I choose the right one.

2. My good, now restored, version with all my programmes and settings is now on my D: drive along with my downloaded and general storage files and my bare bones version, with nothing installed on it, is on my c: drive along with my programme files.

The computer is running great but how do I get rid of the extra bare bones version of XP sitting on my C:drive and get my restored version back to the c: drive where it belongs?

I know I can reformat my hard drive and start from scratch, but this would be very painful!


  VoG II 23:02 05 Feb 2006

Edit the boot.ini fie to show only the OS ypou want to load.

  axelbrora 11:48 06 Feb 2006

>>Edit the boot.ini fie to show only the OS you want to load.<<

Yes, I believe that bit is easy but should not be necessary if I can do the rest.


  MidgetMan 16:42 06 Feb 2006

Change the d drive to become the c drive, all you need to do is change the hds on the ide cable and re jumper them.

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