New system [ operating system unitified ]

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cosmin, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Got a new system .. & probably forgot to format HDD ( was partitioned by them before ) .. had no O.S but after installing XP on starting lets me choose :

    1. Windows XP Pro ( that I've installed )
    2. Unitified operating system ( what's that ? )

    What can be done ? thanks a lot :)
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    edit your boot.ini and remove the extra line
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Check your partitions.. is XP the only partition on there?
    if not, there's *shock* space going to waste :p if it is then as sboulema says, just pop open boot.ini and remove the offending item :)
     
  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    no , here it is :

    C : Windows XP
    D: Others ( installing now :) )

    .. Can u explain me exacly how to edit your boot.ini and remove the extra line ? .. thanks again for prompt answers
     
  5. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    your boot.ini should look like this:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /KERNEL=LOGOOS.EXE

    last line straight no enter, forum bug
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Start > run > notepad c:\boot.ini

    sboulema, you have the extra kernel param, which isnt required.
    Take a look at the attached file for a default boot.ini file.
     
  7. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    what file system are you using and what file system is that spare partion in? how big is it... this is pretty much just for personal knowledge, Im' interested too see what happend.

    (is unitified even a word!?!?!)
     
  8. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    I've left FAT32 as on the other machine ..
    Partitions : C - 10 GB
    D - 30 GB

    the problem got resolved . ;)
     
  9. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    could it be like a restore installation option put in by the manufacturer? choosing that option will reinstall your machine or something... no idea personally - its a thought though.