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Old 05-12-2005, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fresh install - now I have a boot menu. WHY?

Hello all,

I reformatted my firends laptop HDD and reinstalled Windows XP. Now that XP is installed, I get an OS boot menu at startup. When the computer boots, it asks me which OS I want to load, but BOTH choices are Windows XP.

I checked the hard drive and there's only one partition and one installation of Win XP.

During the reinstall I deleted the existing partition and created a new one, then formatted it with NTFS.

So...ONE partition, ONE WIN XP install, but TWO OS choices at boot up, both of which are WINDOWS XP.

What am I missing?

Viken K.
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to edit your boot.ini file. It's got a duplicate entry in there. (Don't mess around with that if you don't know what yer doing).
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! I just checked it and found the duplicate and removed it.
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Great.
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