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Thread: Reinstall windows XP home / professional help

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    Default Reinstall windows XP home / professional help

    sold my old laptop on ebay so had to reinstall windows to clean it.

    install went fine but now on start up i get the following message and i have to select one.

    the new install was xp home. if i click on professional it does not start as it says its not installed.

    how do i stop this from happening on start up?

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    Reboot with the install disc and see if you can format the partition the XP Pro install is on. You may have to format the whole drive and re-install XP Home again.
    Love, peace, and grease,

    allthat... aka: aaron@pangolin

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    Open C:\boot.ini in notepad & remove the no longer existing windows installation

    Note: File is hidden/readonly by default

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    Reboot with the install disc and see if you can format the partition the XP Pro install is on. You may have to format the whole drive and re-install XP Home again.
    tried and no good.

    there is a small 8mb partition but i cannot delete it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SrS View Post
    Open C:\boot.ini in notepad & remove the no longer existing windows installation

    Note: File is hidden/readonly by default

    err how do i do that in note pad??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SrS View Post
    Open C:\boot.ini in notepad & remove the no longer existing windows installation

    Note: File is hidden/readonly by default
    sorted, many thanks
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