Two operating systems on 'C' drive

  missjosy 20:08 08 Jan 2009

O S XP Home SP2

I reinstalled XP on my laptop, and after a glitch on the first attempt, I did it again. All appears well …BUT, when I boot up, a window appears with the option of two XP operating systems!!
Using the installation CD, I tried format, but was unable to proceed.
Can I delete or remove one of OS’s so that I do have the option to select an operating system every time I start up?

  missjosy 20:25 08 Jan 2009

I forgot to add that I have installed the drivers, and as the Latop is getting a bit, I do not want mess about with too much.
Ta, Jo

  brundle 20:26 08 Jan 2009
  missjosy 20:33 08 Jan 2009

Hi brundle.

I am obliged to you....
Will have a go at link...Ta

  missjosy 20:42 08 Jan 2009

Oh dear!

Blue message.. OS cannot be found.
Will try another reinstall and see what happens!!

  brundle 20:45 08 Jan 2009

Keep hitting F8 when starting, it will give the list of OS's again, you can choose the new one. No need to re-install.

  brundle 20:46 08 Jan 2009

Once you are into Windows, go to start menu/run and type

Notepad c:\boot.ini

press return

Paste the text into a post here

  brundle 20:48 08 Jan 2009

Or read this; click here

  missjosy 20:51 08 Jan 2009

Hi brundle.... Sorry, I'm a bit too quick of the mark!
I am trying REPAIR with installation CD
If no joy, I shall start you advice as above..

  missjosy 21:05 08 Jan 2009

Hi brundle.... The REPAIR option has now passed the former 'glitch', and is now on a 35 min countdown ...perhaps another installation!!

At least I can use your info above if that is the case, so that only one of them will open.

  brundle 21:09 08 Jan 2009

Yes, it's another install....

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