Root Windows Folder (Duplicated)

  jaycup 11:04 13 Aug 2006

I have just made a fresh install of windows XP Pro to a back up partition on my Hard Drive and have discovered that I have two 'mirror-image' folders for Windows each are size and are identical and they relate to each other exactly, for instance if I move or delete a file from one it also moves or deletes from the other. I cannot delete (a Folder) as it is 'protected by windows'. One folder is named 'WINDOWS' and the other 'Windows'. I would like to solve this problem as I now want to make a Drive Image to a DVD but need to get rid of the additional 2.0Gb. of space. Never had this one before!!.

  VoG II 20:57 13 Aug 2006

You need to edit the boot.ini file click here

  jaycup 22:33 13 Aug 2006

Thanks, this is well worth keeping but not the answer to my problem. the two folders are inextricably linked and cannot be separated or deleted. I decided in the end to format the partition and start again and I have now re-installed Windows afresh and the problem has gone. It means starting all over again and this has meant many hours of work has been lost but it was the only way.
Thanks again for the help offered.

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