Two XP Homes on comp: one corrupted

  hatrickj 17:31 15 Apr 2010
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Whilst cleaning my computer of data prior to disposal XP became corrupted by a missing file. I used the manufacturer's recovery disk, and now when booting up two versions of XP appear, one corrupted as before.

I understand from elsewhere that I need to edit boot.ini. is that right. From msconfig>boot.ini I get these screen details
[boot loader]
time out=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
operating system

multi(0)disk(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=XP Home Edition/fast detect/NoExecute=OptIn

multi(0)disk(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0=XP Home Edition/fast detect

I hope someone can guide me how to correct boot.ini to unisntall the corrupt version.Please!

  howard64 17:49 15 Apr 2010

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and
Recovery -> select the OS you want to use and uncheck the box just below it.

  hatrickj 18:28 15 Apr 2010

Thanks. All seems OK now. (B)

  ronalddonald 11:09 16 Apr 2010

use linux instead

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