removing duff windows xp on startup

  terryenfrance 18:22 16 Dec 2008

Hi, I have re-installed XP home after having lots of problems with the original setup. However now on start up there are two options for selecting xp home. the second doesn't work and I have to wait the 29 seconds or select the first.
My question is: How can I remove the sencond XP so it wiil automatically start. Hope someone can help as am a total beginner to this computing lark.
cheers Tel

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:38 16 Dec 2008

Start - Run - type msconfig press OK
Boot.ini tab - Check boot paths - OK

  hiwatt 18:54 16 Dec 2008


  terryenfrance 20:22 16 Dec 2008

Hi again. On checking the above advice it says both partitions do not refer to a valid operating system !! but the first one does start XP. Is it safe to remove the second partion ?
Cheers Tel

  recap 20:30 16 Dec 2008

I do not think the second is on a separate partition. It sound as if an install was started and interrupted and another clean install was completed alongside the first attempt.

Bight the bullet and start over again if this is the case?

  terryenfrance 17:13 17 Dec 2008

many thanks, removed second partition and alls well.

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