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Thread: So I built a new PC and now I have 2 OS's

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    Well, not really. I built a pc and installed XP pro on my c drive, the install didnt go properly due to bad memory so I tried to install the OS on a small partition on the same drive which Compaq used to load the OS many moons ago. Since then I had deleted that and did a clean install on the C drive alone and one OS.

    Then I built a new PC and use the that same drive as my master, because of the aforementioned problems I needed up trying to install the OS on the smaller partition on the same drive. that worked but every time I tried to down load or install anything it was tying to go to this tiny partition so i did a clean install which worked on the C drive and now whenever I boot up it asks me which version I want to boot.

    not sure of what to do I formated the smaller partition hoping to wipe it out, well the OS and everything on that partition are gone as far as I can tell, but every time I boot up I still get the question which OS do I want to choose.

    How do I get rid of that and just get it to boot directly to my sole functioning OS. (i have tried to boot into the other OS and it doesnt work and wont let me)

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    same thing happened to me,irritating aint it . I ended up doing another clean install on c and the other os majically dissapeared, dont know why, dont know how. The only other thing i could suggest is a hammer.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Control Panel>System>Advanced>Startup And recovery

    Choose the S you want to boot to and change the time alowed to choose different OS to 1 second.


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    Control Panel>System>Advanced>Startup And recovery
    click edit boot.ini then remove the line with the OS you DON'T want. Make sure you get the right one. If you're not sure which then post here what it says and we'll tell you which to remove.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    worked like a charm, thanks!

    can I do anything with that old small partition?

    I mean, sure I can save stuff on it, but what is the point. Can I some how make that partition part of the larger partition without having to reformat and re-install everything?

    Thanks

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    yes you can merge them together using Partition Magic, Acronis, or another program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    yes you can merge them together using Partition Magic, Acronis, or another program.
    hmmm...dont think you can do it with acronis
    besides, merging is touchy shit
    partitions have to be the same cluster size, cant be over a certain cluster size, etc
    easiest way is just to delete the one he doesnt want and then increase free space

    -edit- unless that partitions too small...theres no reason NOT to keep it
    having the disc partitioned helps with a lot of things
    keeping data off the OS partition, faster defragging...etc

    heres me, a little extreme maybe, but this is how i like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    hmmm...dont think you can do it with acronis
    besides, merging is touchy shit
    partitions have to be the same cluster size, cant be over a certain cluster size, etc
    easiest way is just to delete the one he doesnt want and then increase free space

    -edit- unless that partitions too small...theres no reason NOT to keep it
    having the disc partitioned helps with a lot of things
    keeping data off the OS partition, faster defragging...etc

    heres me, a little extreme maybe, but this is how i like it
    what did I try and tell you about araconis it doesn't merge partitions magic does

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adster
    what did I try and tell you about araconis it doesn't merge partitions magic does
    yeah but did you ever get them merged?
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    ummmmm...... I'm stil working on it

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