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How to delete Dual Boot

by haris703 / December 15, 2004 12:40 AM PST

Dear Sir,
My OS> WInXp Pro/P4
Hdd > 40GB with 2 partitions- C and E drives.
Motherboard> Asus
My OS was installed in C Drive and E drive mainly for games. Because of the sound card driver/software problem-no sound, I tried to uninstall it at Add/Remove but it only uninstalled up to 54%, then prompted error message like "unhandled exception"-many attempts to counter it but failed.
So, I formatted E drive at Disk Managment and installed WinXp Pro again, which become Dual Boot when boot up. Now my system having 2 WinXp Pro--one in the older C drive and one in E drive.
Because of this , I have to chose either one to boot,this not only wasted time but also take up HDD space-refer to E Drive.
No choice, I inserted CD-Rom and installed OS into the older C drive again, and it work well with sound come back and no problem at all so far.
Now, my problem is how to delete DUAl BOOT, so that my HDD could gain back the wasted space.
I am sincerly anticipate for your great help
Thans in advance.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 1:10 AM PST

Type BOOT.INI into to learn how to edit this file. After you've accomplished that, you can use your good OS on C: to explore drive D: and delete the windows folder there.


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by haris703 / December 16, 2004 3:56 PM PST

Dear Sir.
Well Done !
Thanks for your great help.
At last, I managed to delete it.
By the way, is it safe to delete the backup file--Boot ini, as this file was created before deleting dual boot.


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BOOT.INI is not a backup file.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2004 8:37 PM PST

If you want to learn too much about Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 repair, delete that file and watch the sparks fly.

Do not delete BOOT.INI

If there was another file you wanted to delete, its name wasn't clear in your post.


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