Windows XP Installation Woes

Saint Nick

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Jan 21, 2005
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I have been formatting, and re-installing XP for the last two hours on this guys computer and the screen you usually see when you dual-boot comes up with:

Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Home

and you have to pick one from the list. im' pretty sure after this install a fourth one will show... how do i get rid of them?
 

poopaskoopa

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Sep 12, 2000
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Sounds like you have multiple/duplicate arc paths in boot.ini. Delete the ones you don't need.
 

crystal

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Nov 5, 1999
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Wow, how come a format didn't wipe out the boot.ini? Did his computer by any chance has mult. hard drives? The master boot up drive might not be the one you install xp on.
 

Saint Nick

Lifer
Jan 21, 2005
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Originally posted by: crystal
Wow, how come a format didn't wipe out the boot.ini? Did his computer by any chance has mult. hard drives? The master boot up drive might not be the one you install xp on.
yeah it had an 80 and a 40
 

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