I have 2 hard drives and had to format one. Somehow I have a O/S on both drives now and it gives me the option on boot-up which to go in. I only want Windows on 1 and the other for files etc. But how do I format it? When I click on the drive 'I am not in' and select format it doesn't do anything. Help please!
Invalid Boot paths The traditional method of removing the invalid entry is to manually edit the boot.ini file, but XP provides an alternative method that eliminates the danger of manual editing by using the System Configuration Utility.
To Remove the Invalid Entry
Click Start > Run
type msconfig and click OK to open System Configuration Utility
Select the tab labeled BOOT.INI
Click the button labeled Check All Boot Paths
A dialog box will open detailing the location of any invalid operating system locations.
Confirm you want to remove the entry and reboot the system.
Now you should beable to format the offending drive.
[boot loader] timeout=1 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect