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2 XP's on my computer!


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For some reason, my computer thinks I have 2 copies of Windows XP on it. When I turn it on it asks me to Please select the operating system to start: Then it lists Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition twice. The 1st one won't boot but the 2nd one will. If I try and boot using the 1st choice, I get the message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

Anyone know how I can remove this 1st version of XP so that I don't have to select the 2nd option everytime I turn on the computer???


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You need to edit your boot.ini file to remove the first entry. This file is hidden, so typing C:\Boot.ini from the Start > Run box will open it in Notepad.

If you're unsure, paste the contents of boot.ini in your next reply, and we'll do it for you :)

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