remove one XP from multi-boot system

Hewlett-packard / Dc7100
May 13, 2009 at 14:10:49
Specs: Windows XP
I have a multi-boot system, with XP on two different hard drives. I want to remove one of them (the one that is in the boot partition). Is this possible? How is it done?

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#1
May 13, 2009 at 15:10:50
See system properties, advanced, startup and recovery options.

Open help and support page. Read up on Bootcfg.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
May 13, 2009 at 15:31:33
Your choices are as follows;

1. edit the boot.ini and delete the referance to the first xp. Then delete all folders which will remove the first xp BUT NOT THE FILES AT THE ROOT since these are required to boot your 2nd disk install of xp.

2. swap the position of the drives physically and run a repair install of xp on the first drive. This will make it the bootable drive and correct the registry entries that says its the 2nd drive.


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#3
May 13, 2009 at 21:32:05
remove one XP from multi-boot system

Right click on MY COMPUTER and click on Properties - Click on advance - Under start up and Recovery Click on settings Uncheck both option for time to display operating system -Apply and ok


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#4
May 15, 2009 at 04:40:42
mmm - l'd follow Wanderer's advice for this... as he gives you two options. The first does exactly what you ask; the second makes your instalatin perhaps a little tidier overall (but you have bit more to do...)?

Either way... first copy all data etc off system to optical media and verify copies are readable etc. on the parent system - and ideally at least one other? Safety-first?


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