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I began receiving messages about corrupted files in XP and so tried to repair option to reinstall the corrupted files, but somehow ended up completely reinstalling into a second directory.

Both directories are on my C drive. One, the original, is still the same. All software installed and working the same as before my attempt. The second, Windows.0, is XP with nothing installed, fresh condition.

As this isn't an upgrade from another windows, I'm don't know how to get rid of this second windows.

Also, everytime I reboot my computer, it asks me which windows I want to use.
Not to mention the wasted disk space...

How can I get rid of these!!??
 

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Re: How do I delete a duplicate copy of winXP?

Hi J-BO :wave: and welcome to TSF.

Try This
Great guide. I'll have to make sure to save the guide for future use. I come across this every now and then.
 

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Re: How do I delete a duplicate copy of winXP?

Dave,

Thanks for the warm welcome and the great advice!!!
It worked like a charm!

After following the guide you introduced and rebooting, I received the following messsage:

Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windowsroot>\System32\Hal.dll
Please reinstall this file.

However, this was easily resolved by going back into the boot.ini file and changing the folder in the default line from Windows.0 to Windows.

After that and a final reboot. Everything seems to be back to normal.

Thanks again for the great advice!

Best,
John
 
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