2 Windows XP(again)


G

Guest

When I go to RUN and type in MSCONFIG go to boot .ini tab here is what I get

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O
[operating systems]

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect/

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

C:\=Previous Operating System on C:"

Which VERSION do I keep :/ fastdetect/ OR /fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

THANK FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Maybe oneday I'll learn how to use this piece of garbage

Thanks, kem651
 
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Wesley Vogel

I have two installations of XP on the same partition
http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20

Scroll down to and expand...
20. I have two installations of XP on the same partition.......


[[You reinstalled Windows XP on your computer thinking it would overwrite
the existing version of Windows XP and now there are two copies when you
boot up. Crap! What to do now? Not to worry, here's the solution.]]
http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/reinstall-reformat-winxp/two-copies-xp.html

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 
P

peterk

You want to delete the WINDOWS.O version.............it should match a
directory listing
peterk
 
J

John

kem651 said:
When I go to RUN and type in MSCONFIG go to boot .ini tab here is what I get

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O
[operating systems]

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect/

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

C:\=Previous Operating System on C:"

Which VERSION do I keep :/ fastdetect/ OR /fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

THANK FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Maybe oneday I'll learn how to use this piece of garbage

Thanks, kem651

The name of your Windows directory is either 'Windows' or
'Windows.0' check it out in Windows Explorer, remove the boot.ini
'multi' entry that doesn't exist and edit the 'default' section (if
needed) to reflect the correct directory name.

If both directories exist then does the 'default' selection work for
you (the one that is highlited when you boot)? If so remove the 1st
multi entry and you are all set. But if not then remove the '.0' in the
default entry and then remove the 2nd multi entry. "/NoExecute=OptIn" is
a service pack2 thing and can be added to the 1st multi entry if it is
indeed updated to service pack 2. Google on it if you are interested.

Its pretty straight forward, just keep the one that works!
John
 
G

Guest

peterk ,
I think you hit it right, Delete the one with
WINDOWS.O. As far as I can remember that version was
not there before. the only problem is I use that
version to get on line and have a lot of music and
other items stored on it.
I cannot Burn anything on WINDOWS.O but I can Burn if
I go to the other version. I half to find a way to
save all my "stuff".
I had a feeling it was WINDOWS.O that didn't belong
because it will not accept certain downloads like
Windows Media Encoder, so I cannot watch DVD's, but I
can on the other version of WINDOWS.

After I delete WINDOWS.O How do I get all the files
pertaining to this version out of my computer without
deleting something important?????????

I'll read the information I have so far on deleting
WINDOWS.O AND MAYBE EVEN GIVE IT A TRY. It sounds
easier and should take a lot less time then if I put
my Restore Cd's in again, which is how this happened
in the first place.

ABOUT YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A GREAT HELP, I'M LEARNING A
LOT THIS COMPUTER BECAUSE OF YOU. BLESS YOU

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP. BLESS YOU

kem651



peterk said:
You want to delete the WINDOWS.O version.............it should match a
directory listing
peterk

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
kem651 said:
When I go to RUN and type in MSCONFIG go to boot .ini tab here is what I
get

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O
[operating systems]

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect/

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O="Microsoft Windows XP
Home
Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

C:\=Previous Operating System on C:"

Which VERSION do I keep :/ fastdetect/ OR
/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

THANK FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Maybe oneday I'll learn how to use this piece of garbage

Thanks, kem651
 
G

Guest

peterk ,

I think you hit it right, Delete the one with
WINDOWS.O. As far as I can remember that version was
not there before. the only problem is I use that
version to get on line and have a lot of music and
other items stored on it.
I cannot Burn anything on WINDOWS.O but I can Burn if
I go to the other version. I half to find a way to
save all my "stuff".
I had a feeling it was WINDOWS.O that didn't belong
because it will not accept certain downloads like
Windows Media Encoder, so I cannot watch DVD's, but I
can on the other version of WINDOWS.

After I delete WINDOWS.O How do I get all the files
pertaining to this version out of my computer without
deleting something important?????????

I'll read the information I have so far on deleting
WINDOWS.O AND MAYBE EVEN GIVE IT A TRY. It sounds
easier and should take a lot less time then if I put
my Restore Cd's in again, which is how this happened
in the first place.

ABOUT YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A GREAT HELP, I'M LEARNING A
LOT THIS COMPUTER BECAUSE OF YOU. BLESS YOU

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP. BLESS YOU

kem651



peterk said:
You want to delete the WINDOWS.O version.............it should match a
directory listing
peterk

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
kem651 said:
When I go to RUN and type in MSCONFIG go to boot .ini tab here is what I
get

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O
[operating systems]

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition"/fastdetect/

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O="Microsoft Windows XP
Home
Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

C:\=Previous Operating System on C:"

Which VERSION do I keep :/ fastdetect/ OR
/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

THANK FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Maybe oneday I'll learn how to use this piece of garbage

Thanks, kem651
 
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peterk

You are only deleting the Windows.O directory.......not the MyDocuments
folder.
You can drag and drop your files to the shared documents folder if your
worried about losing them.
You didn't save your files in a folder under the Windows.O directory did
you??
Make sure you check your Internet settings and write them down so that you
can duplicate them in the original XP setup.
peterk

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
kem651 said:
peterk ,
I think you hit it right, Delete the one with
WINDOWS.O. As far as I can remember that version was
not there before. the only problem is I use that
version to get on line and have a lot of music and
other items stored on it.
I cannot Burn anything on WINDOWS.O but I can Burn if
I go to the other version. I half to find a way to
save all my "stuff".
I had a feeling it was WINDOWS.O that didn't belong
because it will not accept certain downloads like
Windows Media Encoder, so I cannot watch DVD's, but I
can on the other version of WINDOWS.

After I delete WINDOWS.O How do I get all the files
pertaining to this version out of my computer without
deleting something important?????????

I'll read the information I have so far on deleting
WINDOWS.O AND MAYBE EVEN GIVE IT A TRY. It sounds
easier and should take a lot less time then if I put
my Restore Cd's in again, which is how this happened
in the first place.

ABOUT YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A GREAT HELP, I'M LEARNING A
LOT THIS COMPUTER BECAUSE OF YOU. BLESS YOU

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP. BLESS YOU

kem651



peterk said:
You want to delete the WINDOWS.O version.............it should match a
directory listing
peterk

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
kem651 said:
When I go to RUN and type in MSCONFIG go to boot .ini tab here is
what I
get

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O
[operating systems]

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Home
Edition"/fastdetect/

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O="Microsoft Windows XP
Home
Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

C:\=Previous Operating System on C:"

Which VERSION do I keep :/ fastdetect/ OR
/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

THANK FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Maybe oneday I'll learn how to use this piece of garbage

Thanks, kem651
 
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G

Guest

SO... I can save everything I want in My Shared Folder and Delete the
WINDOWS.O Folder and also delete it under the boot.ini tab. Will this start
me in the right direction or work. I know there is a little more to it but
does that sum it up for the most part. (also all my Hidden Folers are now
showing).

Thanks ,
kem651

peterk said:
You are only deleting the Windows.O directory.......not the MyDocuments
folder.
You can drag and drop your files to the shared documents folder if your
worried about losing them.
You didn't save your files in a folder under the Windows.O directory did
you??
Make sure you check your Internet settings and write them down so that you
can duplicate them in the original XP setup.
peterk

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
kem651 said:
peterk ,
I think you hit it right, Delete the one with
WINDOWS.O. As far as I can remember that version was
not there before. the only problem is I use that
version to get on line and have a lot of music and
other items stored on it.
I cannot Burn anything on WINDOWS.O but I can Burn if
I go to the other version. I half to find a way to
save all my "stuff".
I had a feeling it was WINDOWS.O that didn't belong
because it will not accept certain downloads like
Windows Media Encoder, so I cannot watch DVD's, but I
can on the other version of WINDOWS.

After I delete WINDOWS.O How do I get all the files
pertaining to this version out of my computer without
deleting something important?????????

I'll read the information I have so far on deleting
WINDOWS.O AND MAYBE EVEN GIVE IT A TRY. It sounds
easier and should take a lot less time then if I put
my Restore Cd's in again, which is how this happened
in the first place.

ABOUT YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A GREAT HELP, I'M LEARNING A
LOT THIS COMPUTER BECAUSE OF YOU. BLESS YOU

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP. BLESS YOU

kem651



peterk said:
You want to delete the WINDOWS.O version.............it should match a
directory listing
peterk

--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
When I go to RUN and type in MSCONFIG go to boot .ini tab here is
what I
get

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O
[operating systems]

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Home
Edition"/fastdetect/

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\WINDOWS.O="Microsoft Windows XP
Home
Edition"/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

C:\=Previous Operating System on C:"

Which VERSION do I keep :/ fastdetect/ OR
/fastdetect/NoExecute=OptIn

THANK FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Maybe oneday I'll learn how to use this piece of garbage

Thanks, kem651
 

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