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Please help - Removing one of my XP operating systems!


Somehow by trying to install an older version of Windows XP over a newer one, due to my newer one being un-genuine i managed to get one of these dual boot things!

This is making my system extremely slow and the graphics are really affected. I know that i can make my computer automatically start up the first one but i really need to completely get rid of the second one so my computer gets back to it's normal self. I've formatted the drive (D:) i don't want but it hasn't made any difference.

Is this possible to do or shall i just wipe my hard drive and start again?

Thank you

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Bluntly NO.

In reply to: Please help - Removing one of my XP operating systems!

A dual boot menu does not slow down a machine. Never has.

But to fix this is a piece of cake and discussed at least weekly in this forum. But be sure you know which to remove from BOOT.INI.

Hint: Type EDIT BOOT.INI into for more detail.

But once you fix that, the machine should still be slow.


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Thanks - one more question if i may?

In reply to: Bluntly NO.

Thanks for the help and sorry for asking this question as i have just seen how many posts are posted about this.

I've been reading about boot ini thing and it seems way over my head and i think i may end up breaking my computer as i've read it can be risky doing this.

My computer was so fast before and i can't cope with it being this slow - if it's not the dual boot thing then i must have done something wrong when i was faffing about trying to install the op system.

Would wiping my hard drive and installing windows again (once and only once) solve the problem do you think?

Sorry for being a pain...

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Or System Restore to a date before the "event".

In reply to: Thanks - one more question if i may?

Details are very slim but if I had my XP CD (not some restore CD) I can rebuild a blown boot.ini in seconds.

As far as risk goes, all you need to do is remove the menu item you are not using.


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Done It!

In reply to: Or System Restore to a date before the "event".

Thank you, i've done it!

My graphics seem a lot better now but like you said my computer is still really slow, don't know why. Think i might just throw the thing out the window!

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Ok about slow. Things we can do but...

In reply to: Done It!

Need more details.

With each post you see those words in red? Please tell make and model and maybe I'll find a driver package for your machine.


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Ok, sorry..

In reply to: Ok about slow. Things we can do but...

Ok...As you might have guessed computers aren't my strong point so what i think the make and model of my computer is might not actually be what the make and model is???

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+

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Sorry, but there are multiple makers of the chipsets that

In reply to: Ok, sorry..

Host said CPU. You may see Nvidia, Via or SIS names.

Make and model are crucial to getting the right package for your motherboard support.


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