Type BOOT.INI into google.com and you'll find out more than enough to remove the old entry.
As moving the OS, I usually just follow the hard disk maker's instructions with their copy tool and it works everytime. Try that.
I have an HP Pavilion 9600 desktop computer. A long time ago, I purchased and installed a secondary 114 GB hard drive to supplement the Pavilion's 15 GB hard drive. I should have made the 114 GB the main boot hard drive at the time, but I didn't know how to so I made the bigger hard drive the slave. This is where I stand now: my 15 GB main boot drive (Drive: C) is near the 15 GB capacity and the slave drive (Drive: F) is basically empty. After doing some reading/skimming of the forums here on Cnet and HP, I thought it would be a good idea to make the slave drive the master, and vice versa. So, here's what I did.
- I Did NOT create a Wizard Disk with Windows XP, like it suggested.
- I erased and recreated the partition on Drive: F.
- I did install Windows XP on Drive: F, eventhough, it was already installed on Drive: C
- I did restart the computer and logged in normally.
- I did panic when I realized of the terrible, terrible mistake I had made when I got to my desktop and nothing was there. (Real Einstein)
- I did go back to the Windows XP setup blue screen and deleted the partition on Drive: F
- I restarted the computer again and I found out I had now 2 OS to choose from after the blue HP screen. The first OS choice does not work. The second OS choice works, but I have to be quick with the arrows to scroll down and select it, otherwise, the computer reboots itself over and over.
Yes, I'm a fool for thinking it would be easy. So, here's where I need the guidance...
How do I get rid of the faulty OS afer the HP blue screen on start up? And second, do I dare and try to make the 114GB the master again? Thanks for your help.