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Old 08-25-2006, 03:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Now, whenever i boot up windows; I get a choice between whether i should boot up with windows xp home, or windows xp home (no thats not a typo) the default is the second winxp home, so i go w/ that. This doesn't really negatively affect me, but its annoying and worrying.

what i have done to incure this:

I installed a second SATA HDD; and using some western digital software; i transfered the contents of my origional HDD to my second, newer, larger HDD. Then, I switched the SATA cables around.

I installed Ubuntu linux on the second HDD, which included a format. However, (ive done the linux install twice) whenever i do that, GRUB (the multiple OS loader whatchamacallit) shows up (as expected) but i get erros if i pick linux or windows. so i go into recovery console (on the windows xp cd) and type


and that fixes my problem ; leaving me with the initial "problem" outlined at this post's beginning.

Thank you for any help; i hope this doesn't belong in the 'nix section instead.

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Old 08-25-2006, 05:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Run msconfig, and go to the boot ini tab. and click the check all boot paths, and it will ask you to remove the dead boot path.

With all due respect John, I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority. If you type "Google" into Google, you can break the Internet. So please, no one try it, even for a joke.........It's not a laughing matter. You can break the Internet.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nothing happens when i run msconfig. this is weird; ive done it before.
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try booting into safemode and running msconfig in safemode. or you can edit the boot.ini by start > right click my computer > properties > advanced tab > startup and recovery > and edit to adjust the boot.ini

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