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System detecting 2 operating systems . . .

by RayRicks / March 3, 2006 6:58 AM PST

I recently purchased a Dell e1705 installed with Media Edition. I didn't like all the add on stuff that came with the computer and I didn't really need Media Edition but that is what it came with. So I bought myself a copy of Window XP Pro to do a clean install.

Everything went great with the install but now when I boot it it asks me which operating system to start. I don't get this . . . I formatted and partitioned the hard drive so Media Edition should be a memory.

Any clues on getting the computer to just boot to XP Pro without the choosing of it during boot-up???

Any and all responses welcome.


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Most likely the drive had two
by Ray Harinec / March 3, 2006 7:57 AM PST

partitions. You only cleaned out one. Most of the proprietary systems have the Op Sys and all of the drivers on a separate partition. In many that info is also required for the system to boot. Thus don't be surprised if you delete that info you find that the system won't boot. {I'm not sure about the Dell].

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to stop this:
by retired / March 3, 2006 8:19 AM PST

Go to start/Run and type ''msconfig'', Open ''Boot.ini'' , highlight Media Edition, click on ''check all boot paths'' and remove the entry.

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by RayRicks / March 3, 2006 12:41 PM PST
In reply to: to stop this:

I will give that a try . . . thanks for the quick responses . . . MUCH appreciated!!!

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