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Question: no bootabe disk,no operating systems found

Hi Guys I wiped my notebook hardddrive then found out my op systems disk would not boot
would like some help on this one thanks Ageless

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Preferred Solution: no bootabe disk,no operating systems found

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: no bootabe disk,no operating systems found

Find someone who has the same operating system cd and boot from that using your own CD key

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alright i have a dell laptop running windows vista home basic and when i start it up it shows me a menu that states that my battery will not be able to charge... options are F2 to setup menu any key to continue and another button to enter boot menu. i just continue because the power cord is getting power and is connected to the back and it doesnt show any form of the battery wearing out. then it sends me to a menu that states the operating system cannot be found. there are the same options and i hit to continue then it just goes to an all black screen... it wont respond and do anything after that so i just shut it down. the compute has a lot of stuf on it and is has been running slow lately... what are my options here?!

did it crash?
did my hd die?
do i need to reinstall vista? (i no longer have the install disk)

i need help as soon as i can get it!

Answer:Operating systems not found (help)

No other symptoms or problems prior to this happening?

It was working fine the last time you shut it off?

What model Dell lap top?

Was Vista installed when it was purchased?

A suggestion. Remove the battery. Some have a self-tester built in. It will have several (four ?) green LEDs with the amount of power it is holding. Below this is a small symbol you can push. This should cause on of the LEDs to light up.

You can also try starting the lap top with the battery removed. Do not think this will make a difference but it will not hurt anything that I know of.

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Hello,
I recently erased the memory on three computers using a program called WipeDrive. It worked for two of them; however, when I was wiping my sony CPCCW21FX, the power ran out and interrupted the installation. Upon repowering the computer, the wiping continued but I do not think that it worked properly. Windows was completely erased, and I constantly got the message "Operating system not found."

I have no warranty, but Sony told me to purchase the recovery disks. First I selected the option "repair windows" then "startup repair" This left the message ?Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.?
I decided try to Vaio Recovery center, but this did not help either. I got a message that said ?Could not obtain a recovery drive letter.?

My suspicion is that this is not working because windows is not installed, but since I know little about computers I want to make sure. I am contemplating two things:
1) Purchasing windows seven and reinstalling it
2) Sending my computer to vaio to be repaired
The first option is cheaper, but I am not 100% sure it will work. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help! Operating systems not found

Welcome
First after this if fixed stop with software, especially registry software, that is suppose to make life easier. Just ask and I will tell you how to maintain. Ask when we get this resolved
Boot the computer and at boot it should restore if you continually hit f11.
If that does not work, go with Seven. Buy the upgrade and save. A lot cheaper and the same as the full cost, if you know how to install
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums
To test computer and maybe repair see if this installs. If it does computer is ok. Its just the OS.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/
You can also save your stuff.

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I was just wondering if anyone out there could help me? I went to my computer this morning and there is a black screen that says operating systems not found. It won't let me do anything and I have no idea what to do. If someone knows anything about this please let me know. I would appreciate any information! Thank you!!

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hi, I'm not good at computers. and my Chinese lady have this message on her pc.

Your CD/DVD drive during this boot cycle is f:
A RAMDISK drive is available for this boot cycle as C:
It contains several HArd Drive setup tools. Please use these tools carefully under the direction of Dell Support Staff.
before it ends up this way the pc had already upgraded to win 10. and went into : AN operating systems wasn't found in black screen. please help us. thank you very much in advance. God Bless All.

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Besides linux and ms-dos are there are there any others?
Thanks
 

Answer:What operating systems will run off a floppy disk?

That's pretty much it.
 

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I'm planning on doing a triple boot with Windows XP, 7 and 8 on a SSD for my laptop. All OS will have basic programs on them, maybe Office, Winrar, AV, no music, videos or any of that personal crap. All OS i will keep update when i can.I just need to know how much disk space should be enough for each OS. I'm thinking of getting a 120 SSD, and splitting the HD this way.XP - 20GB7 - 50GB8 - 50GBwould that be enough?

Answer:How much Disk Space need for these Operating Systems

Hi Sub,All the partitions meet the minimum system requirements for Operating Systems respectively.Performance depends on the number and size of applications installed on the system.Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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I just wanted to say that the company I work for, Super Future Equities, Inc., has developed the first laptop in the world with the ability to run unlimited operating systems running natively and independently on one disk. No emulation, no host/guest garbage, no virtualiation. So far we have installed, tested, and ran Vista, XP, Fedora 5, Thiz, DSL, Windows 2000, and Redflag (plus we can install as many more as want) all on the same notebook.

Take a look and lemme know what you think! Please keep it positive, thanks!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5972267002734151759

Its a bit long. Im working on speeding up the video in between OSes so you can get the general idea without having to watch the boot time at 1x (unless you enjoy watching a computer boot ).

As soon as its ready, I will post up a link to download. Free, of course
 

Answer:Unlimited Operating Systems on One Disk!

Uhmmm...

Not much to say, just wanted to jump on it first.
 

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Hi all,

My laptop was slow in booting up/shutting down. Much to my annoyance is inserted the recovery disk and wiped the orignal My documents folder which i cannot access. Recovery software shows the documents still on the drive. My problems seems to be that i've cloned the system, unfortunately i've down this twice and as such have reduced the capacity. Initially i had to decide which system to select at boot up, but resolved that in some way.. I would love to format the drives and try to reinstall but i'm a bit scared. If I delete both bootini selections will my system boot up as it did before this chaos. As i noticed on a previous thread on system in title in blue and the installed one in black

My XP systems was factory installed to my Samsung R50

File system NTFS

Any help would be appreciated

Mikey

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Computer crashed and trying to re-install windows Vista. I chose the to repair and it did not list my operating system in the window. It says if you do not see your operating system to click to load drivers. I inserted the drivers disk and do not know where to go from here.

If I chose the install option it gives me 3 places to install windows
Disk 0 Partitition 2 RECOVERY 10 GB
Disk 0 Unallocated Space 48 GB
Disk 0 Partition 3 45.8 GB

And then it says unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation.

Any clue?
 

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Hi, this is just a question before I make any other moves using the Reatog xpe disk. I am unfamiliar with all of the diagnostic tools it came with so...
I just needed to know if the OTL scan I want to run will leave things as is,(not change anything on the C: drive) even if something is still wrong (perhaps with one of my userinit. files/keys). Thank you

Answer:Will an OTL scan in OTLPE disk make any changes to my Operating Systems?

I have never heard of this tool/program, so I cannot comment. However, If you are uncomfortable doing anything then trust your instincts. What are you trying to do?

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I'm using Bart PE to recover files on my desktop PC's hard drive after Windows XP stopped booting. I am able to use the A43 file manager to browse and even open the files that I would like to recover, but when I attempt to copy them to an external USB hard drive, I get an error message saying that the source disk or file can't be read.

Any idea why it can't copy the files, or how I can get it to do so?

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I have a dell xps 13 9333 which was working fine

I restarted it and I got operating system not found

It has a Liteon 512gb msata SSD LMT-512L9M-11

The SSD is detected in bios. I have connected the ssd to a caddy to try and access via another laptop

However I am unable to do that as well

It does not appear in my computer. When i go to disk management it shows disk not initialized and unallocated

If i try to even create a partition it says Cyclic redundancy check

I have attached some images that may help
Currently i am trying to find partitions using minitool partition wizard. its currently on 33%. Will post a screenshot once thats done

Please can anyone advise what I can do as i need to recover my work from it

Thanks

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I'm currently acquiring windows 7 (6956).
I have 3 hard drives (500Gb, 500Gb, 160Gb), i want to install windows 7 on one of my 500gb hard drives but i still want to have the choice of using xp on startup. Anyone know how to do this?
(i want xp to only use the other 2 drives.)

Answer:2 Operating Systems (Moved from Other Operating Systems)

Welcome to TSF!!!

Hi,

I am going to move your thread to the Windows XP forum. The folks over there will have a better idea how to set you system up and the like.

Hope everything goes well for you.
Cheers!

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hey first time poster! i tried to restart my laptop yesterday, and got the error message, operating system not found! i read through alot of solutions on here, tried rebooting with cd rom etc, no joy! i then took out the hd and rebooted with cd rom, and the error is disk error press any key to restart! its and old enough laptop, acer travel mate 250, and i noticed it was very hot underneath, before restarting yesterday, its been working fine upto that! am i screwed? if i get a new hd will it fix it? how much is new hd? thanks very much in advance! dan

Answer:Disk error press any key to restart, Operating system not found!! Help

and welcome to the Forum

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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Boot device not found install an operating system hitting F10 to do factory reset and it's asking for administror password my pw is not working it's giving me code 69599233

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Hi

I hope someone can help.

I started my computer the other day at before it even tries to load windows it says

BOOTMGR is missing

ive created an Vista recovery disk and ive booted up from that. Once i go into it and click repair it gives the option of picking the operating system. problem is that the C: isnt there to choose. Its like the computer doesnt recognise the hard drive.

When i go into the BIOS it does list the HDD in there.

Im at a loss, i hope i can fix this as i just upload thousands of pictures from a recent trip!!

Thanks

Answer:Bootmgr is Missing - Cant load Recovery Disk as Operating System not found

Hi, we do seem to be getting a lot of boot issues lately, this is a summary of what to do, produced by a Tech after a MS boot camp.
I have put code marks around your best option (that is after startup repair failed to resolve the issue):-


You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista or Windows 7:
? A master boot record (MBR)
? A boot sector
? A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store
Note When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool.
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MORE INFORMATION
To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then clickNext.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
Note To start the computer from the Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD, the computer must be configured to start from the DVD d... Read more

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hi. i have 2 hard drives. and and windows xp home one each one of them. how do i uninstall one of them without causing problems with the other operating system.
 

Answer:How do i Uninstall one operating system with multiple operating systems

could format one drive from another...take all data needed from one to another
 

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I have a problem with 2 operating systems on my computer. I had to replace the hard drive and I could not find my xp disk so I installed 2000. I then found xp and installed it as a complete install not an upgrade. It is xp pro. Now when I start the computer it goes to a black screen asking which operating system I want to use XP or 2000. I want to get 2000 off and just run XP right from the start. Can I do it without reformatting and reinstalling XP?

Thanks
Water
 

Answer:2 Operating systems

U can Edit the boot.ini file.
Right click My Computer. Click on Properties. Click on Advanced tab. Select Start up and Recovery settings. Near the top right of the dialog box click on Edit and remove the OS you do not need. And set the time shown to 0 seconds.

You might also go into C: drive and check XP installation is in a WINNT folder, and see if Windows 2000 is in a Windows folder. If that the case U can also delete the Windows folder.
 

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I'm trying to install Windows XP, I started out with my Dell loaded with Windows 98 then went to ME, from that to 2000. I think, not sure, but I think that windows 2000 did not load properly and I don't know where to find it to take it out of the darn system. Every other time I've gone through the process, no problem but now while tring to load XP says "cannot continue, detect more than one operating stystem", HELP please. I did try to reload windows 2000 to take it out that way, again, "detect two operating systems" I took out ME and tried that, still the same thing. Help Help Thanks
 

Answer:two operating systems?

Reformat? then install XP and 2000 to another directory? Upgrading OS's seems like a bad idea to me
--Adam
 

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I have been given a computer, when I turn it on, it asks me which OS i want to use, windows 2000 or windows xp pro.

Is there a way I can delete windows 2000 so as I only have the 1 OS ?
 

Answer:2 operating systems

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i just wonder what you guys think is the best and fastest

thank you
 

Answer:what is the best operating systems

It depends on your computer hardware, what it will support, and what you want to do with it.
 

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I have an IBM Net Vista which crashed on me during a Winxp (Home Edition) recovery. It was a motherboard problem which IBM fixed. However my PC would not load XP completely and just froze when I booted.They are going to send me a recovery disk, but can not find one in Canada and are looking in the U.S. for one. My own "fix" was to put a Win XP Pro version on and finish the original Home Edition install from the I386 file. This worked (So far anyway) but I now have two O/S on my PC. How do I uninstall the Win XP Pro and also, will my Home Edition operate properly doing the install this way. I have tried installing Norton System Works 2003 but when I install, Win XP will not shut down. If I do a system restore everything is fine.
Any ideas on how I can get back to my original Home Edition O/S. I'm not sure when IBM will get me a recovery disk, but I need my computer up and running ASAP for my home business.
Any suggetsions on how I can install my original version of Win XP Home properly. I did not receive a Win XP disk with my computer (it was a pre-load) and the Win XP pro version should not be on my system.
Any suggetsions?
 

Answer:2 operating systems

unless you have a XP home cd, your not going to be able to repair it, just use XP pro untill HP get's off their butts and sends you your restore cd.. thats what is bad about these pre-loads, they save money because they don't have to buy CD's from microsoft, but the customer gets stuck with these P.O.S. restore CD's..
 

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I recently upgraded my o/s from win/98 to xp and in theprocess managed to end up with both operating systems on my machine. I have tried to remove the win/98 program but have failed. can anyone help me?I don,t have a win/98 cd. I,m running out of disc spacebecause of this.

Answer:two operating systems

woody893....are the 2 o/s on the same partition ?Is the XP a upgrade or do you have the full app?let us knowdl65  

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I've just loaded XP onto a laptop which had 2000, it wouldnt upgrade so it left 2000 on the machine as well as XP.

I tried to play a game and it says NT doesent support the program.

so can you tell me how do I get rid of 2000?

thanks
 

Answer:Two operating Systems on one PC

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Have a minor problem with our sons pc.........he has fouled something up and I may have to format and reinstall win XP pro .......but before I did I wondered about pulling the hd Drive from his pc and putting it into one of my pcs as a slave.........and then possibly be able to fix whatever he fouled up. My question is .....if I do that ...will my pc boot up ok , given it has win XP Home on it and the hd drive from his pc ( which wont fully boot ) has XP Pro on it . I ask because I dont know if it will or not .please let me know what you think ....dl65  

Answer:2 operating systems

It will boot ok.Don't forget to set the correct jumper settings.  Once you have fixed his problem you can test it by changing your BIOS settings to boot from the slave.

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not sure if this is the right place for this post...if not, sorry.

i have a system up and running with windows 7 rc on my c: drive. i salvaged and installed a 2nd hd from another system which has windows xp installed, and is recognized as an e: drive. i can change the bios to boot from this 2nd hd and windows xp loads, but is unresponsive to my wireless keyboard and mouse, which uses a receiver plugged into a usb port. can i boot into my windows 7 and install my kb/mouse drivers onto the 2nd drive so that i can use them when i boot into xp? thanks.

Answer:2 hdd's, 2 operating systems

If you are asking can O/S 1 install drivers for O/S2...the answer is no. The files can be put in place but the registry settings will be lacking.

The mouse and keyboard...are automatically recognized and drivers installed by Windows...upon boot.

As for using wireless devices...the manufacturer's instructions for installing said products...govern.

I don't do wireless anything...but it might be worthwhile to try an ordinary mouse/keyboard...then install the drivers for the wireless devices, uninstall the normal keyboard/mouse drivers...shut down. Attach the wireless devices and see if the wireless drivers now work for the wireless devices.

Louis

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From the moment I purchased my new laptop, it's been incredibly slow. It acts like there are multiple operating systems on it.. Is this possible? I'm a little suspicious about it.. It's almost like they made the computer with XP, then added Vista last minute on top of it.. or maybe vista is just ******.

Either way, my computer has been acting ridiculous lately, and I'm worried something has snuck onto it.

Also.. when it comes to getting rid of Vista.. is there an easy way to do that? Backing up files, uninstalling, etc.. I'm assuming no, but it doesn't hurt to ask...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:29:21 PM, on 5/17/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\VolControl.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Windows\system32\tasken... Read more

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Help. I somehow have both windows ME and Xp on my computer after upgrading to XP. I only want Xp. How do I get rid od Me without compromising the files on ME?

Answer:2 operating systems

if your xp was an upgrade version try to uninstal from the add remove prgms menu. if you can't all i suggest is to back up your information that you want to keep and reformat your hard drive and start from scratch... but use thats as a last resort. hope i helped.

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Hey guys,
I've got Windows 7 RC1 installed and on the same disk I had created a 20GB parition for future references.
Due to requirements of booting XP because of lack of hardware compatibility, I chose to install XP on the 20GB parition.
Now I cannot boot in to Windows 7. It simply loads XP.
Any way around this?
Thanks...

Answer:2 Operating Systems

Hi the803,

Have a look at the following Tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP and follow Method Two point 7 onwards.

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Question: operating systems

what are the four basic functions of an operating system

Answer:operating systems

Google is the best homework's friend.

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i am going to buy xp and am currently running me and how can i make it possible for both to exist without having to uninstall windows me? thank you for your time.[Saving space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:two operating systems,me&xp?

Mind if I ask why you'd like to keep Me?

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Question: Operating Systems

hi,

Im Building a Gaming PC, and not quite sure what OS to get.
I either want Windows Vista home premium or Windows Vista Ultimate.

What exactly are the difference beetween the two and is ultimate worth buying for $60-80 more then home premium?


Thanks

Answer:Operating Systems

Compare Editions

That will tell you all the differences between HP and Ultimate.

My personal opinion since i run Ultimate. It is not worth it. The noly real advantage is hte Extras which are few and far between. Having Dreamscene is a resource hog to run. Texas Hold Em is alright but boring after 2 days. BitLocker is alright but if you forget your password forget it. No hacking tools out there can recover what you have in there.

So no it is not worth the extra $$ in my opinion to get HP. You get Media Center with that and Aero. Which is what most people want with Vista.

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I recently posted the following on another site and didn't get and helpful responses, so I'll try here (note: it involves both Vista and 7).

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I'm having trouble installing both Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64. With Vista, I can boot and make it to the desktop, but shortly thereafter I have weird graphics glitches and the screen basically becomes unusable and I have to manually reboot (it does this on each subsequent restart, as well). Additionally, the audio from my Logitech S220 is all garbled and that's a problem as well.

With Windows 7, I can't get past the "Starting Windows" splash screen -- it just freezes there.

I've heard that I should remove a stick of RAM (I have 2x2GB sticks...I heard it needs to be 3 GB or less...don't quote me on this) on install and insert it after...here's my system:

- Dual boot Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 7600.16385 (both x86, obviously)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e @ 2.6 GHz
- 4 GB DDR2 RAM @ 667 (I believe)
- NVIDIA 8600 GTS
- Ultra 500W PSU
- Hitachi 250 GB HDD / WD 640 GB HDD
- Acer Aspire M1100 desktop
- Acer F690GVM mobo w/ 10/10/2007 BIOS revision
- Acer X183H monitor

If anyone could help it'd be much appreciated. Please note I haven't tried removing a stick of RAM and installing yet; but if that's the only way let me know (I find that weird, but, hey, whatever works I guess).

Also, FWIW, Windows says I can run 64 bit (in the print scores section of the WEI).

Thanks!

Answer:Regarding 64 bit Operating Systems

Hi jshimmy and Welcome to the forums.
You can use this tutorial to dual boot windows 7 with vista.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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Question: Operating Systems

I had installed windows xp and Obantu on my lappy. First I removed Obantu and then installed windows 7 through ' Advanced ' option. It appears that I could not do it properly and as a result , though windows 7 is working ok, everytime I boot I have to make a choice among the three systems. This is quite irritating as I want to use only windows 7.

Please suggest some remedy. Thanks.

Answer:Operating Systems

If your happy with Windows 7 as is, you can try this method: Remove a Windows 7 Dual Boot, Part I | PCWorld
But since you just installed you might want to download the ISO image for Active Kill Disk and burn the ISO image to a CD or USB Flash with either their tool or IMGBurn in my signature. Boot off of the Killdisk and do a low level format, This wipes out all data on all partitions, so backup first, this will take some time so be patient. Once done, you can install Windows 7 on a totally clean drive.

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Question: Operating systems

Does anyone know why a computer will display "operating system not found on any device" and do absolutley nothing else? I tried a reformat, reboot, and everything else I know to do. The word "compaq" comes up, but after that, all I get is the os message. Please help!!

Answer:Operating systems

That is becuase no operating system is installed... Your hard disk sounds wiped out to me... You need a operating system boot disk to install an operating system...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Question: operating systems

do you know what "maconastick" is? its portable mac OS, well does anyone know where a portable windows OS is? i need one for my const class, they have macs and i dont like apple...
thanks for any\all help, this will help me out alot

Answer:operating systems

I s this what you need/http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-...R_SCC=100237323

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Since I really hate the operating system discs that come with off the shelf computers, if I were to purchase an OEM copy of Windows, would the CD key that came with the computer be valid with the new OEM OS purchase?
 

Answer:OEM operating systems

No. An OEM license is valid only for the hardware it was installed with. You'll have to buy a retail copy of Windows to use the key on different hardware setups, not simultaneously of course.
 

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Question: Operating Systems

I have a full install of Windows Me and want to uninstall WindowsXP (I know you think Im nuts).Can I install over XP or do I have to format.I originally upgraded to XP from Me and deleted the uninstall files. Emachine-500MHz-256Ram-8,4GB H.D.
 

Answer:Operating Systems

If you chose NTFS when installing XP then you will have to delete and rebuild your HD master partition then format to FAT32 with a ME startup disk, as ME wont install on NTFS.
 

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Ok guys heres the question :

Im running Windows XP home edition on my dell. I have 65 GB of free space and I want to install Solaris 8 ( UNIX) on my pc also. I want to be able to interchange between the 2 ( without restarting ). What should i download to do this? Also do i need to partition my hardrive to fit Solaris 8? If i do this, will i loose all saved data?? Help - meesa confused...
 

Answer:Operating Systems - I NEED HELP!!!!

Use Partition Magic to start a new partition and still save the old one. As far as I know there is no way to dual boot without restarting the computer and selecting which OS you want then.
 

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Okay I'm stumped on this. I have an hp laptop that my teacher gave me to install window xp on to it. So I installed it and and when I restarted the computer it said that there was no operating system on the computer.
So I decided to run Ubuntu's Live CD on it and tried to install it and it installed to but after I restarted the computer I got the same message and both times I get it, it just blinks it doesn't stay up.
then I loaded up the live version of Ubuntu again and I looked at the hard drive and I found that both of the operating systems are on there, but why can neither of them load up? I need help for once.

and other information:
It is a new hard drive from best buy and I do plan on calling them about it if I cannot find a solution.

Answer:Operating Systems Help

check your bios to make sure its booting from the hard drive which it sounds like its not. Seems like all boot options are set to boot from the cd drive, floppy, etc and not the hard drive

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Hi there has anyone heard of a company called all media wholesale? I am looking to buy a new operating system Win xp pro, they have it for 80.00 dollars, should I be cautious to buy from them? This is the cheapest place I found every where else is 130.00 +. Or should I just stick with newegg,or zipzoomfly?
 

Answer:Where to buy operating systems?

wil129 said:

Hi there has anyone heard of a company called all media wholesale? I am looking to buy a new operating system Win xp pro, they have it for 80.00 dollars, should I be cautious to buy from them? This is the cheapest place I found every where else is 130.00 +. Or should I just stick with newegg,or zipzoomfly?Click to expand...

I wouldn't trust it, but do you have a direct link to the product page?

EDIT: I think I found them. http://www.allmediawholesale.com/show_detail.php?item_id=53 . That doesn't look like a legitimate OEM version with COA sticker and manual.
 

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Question: Operating systems

ok i was wondering... whats wrong with xp... someone said that having it when you connect online it sends you alot of pop ups... is it true also tell me if theres anything else wrong with it.:bald:

Answer:Operating systems

nothings wrong with it....pop ups are internet related or website related rather. just get a good pop-up stopper....

www.panicware.com

click on the link...if been using their software from win 98 to xp.

also get "ad-aware 6" for spyware protection.

get "zonealarm" for firewall

and "AVG" for virus protection

theyre all free.

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to make an long story short, ive ended up with an operating system on my C drive and one on my E drive. I may have somehow forgot to partition C drive when I was doing a complete re-install of my xp home, sp2 operating system. When booting it gives me the option selecting which version, it lists two identical ones, but won't let me choose either, after 30 seconds continues on till blue screen. I've tried to re-format E drive but it tells me to close any windows utilities and try again, to no avail. Same with the C drive. I would just like to re-format both drives and start from scratch, which is a huge undertaking because I use my computer as a DAW and installing and authorizing is going to be a major headache. What can I do..................thanks, Dave

Answer:Two operating systems

just insert your xp disk. When it gets to the screen where you select the drive/partition to install on, you can format both drives from there.

or you can boot to xp recovery console and format from there.

Format Command (Recovery Console)

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Previously I had Windows 98 and Windows XP installed in my computer. Windows 98 was in C Drive and Windows XP was in D drive. I used to get a screen which used to give me options to boot in 98 or in XP. I used to select one of them and boot.

Some time before, I had to reinstall Windows 98. So I formatted C drive and reinstalled Windows 98. Windows XP was not affected. All windows XP files are still there in D drive. But since C drive has been formatted, I dont get the screen from which I could select the OS. Now my computer always boots in Windows 98. But windows XP files are still there in D drive.

How can I boot in XP now??

Thanks

Answer:Two Operating systems

the reason for that is xp supports multiple os's 98 does not. When you installed 98 it killed the boot loader. You can download programs that make boot loaders for you. Some one else may have a link to offer, I do not.

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Hello
I have 2 operating systems on my pc.I had to reinstall with acronis lately and now when I start my computer,it doesn't ask me which os I want.It chooses windows XP English.
Before the reinstallation The computer showed me both operating systems and waited 25 seconds for my answer.How do I reinstall that feature? Now,I can tap the space bar before it opens XP and I see both choices.I would prefer the way it was before.
Thank you.
 

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Okay so, my father just recently bought a HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1435d PC that came preinstalled with windows 8. I am still using my old Acer aspire 4741g laptop which was preinstalled with windows 7. The problem now is that my father don't really like windows 8, he prefers windows 7. And i want to upgrade to windows 8. So what I want to ask if it is possible to like switch operating systems with him or something like that??? Which i means like i get his windows 8 and he gets my windows 7?

Answer:Operating systems

Absolutely not. These are Oem licenses which are tired to the machine they came with. They cannot be transferred to any other computer.

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Does anyone know any genuine websites , where you can buy operating systems .

Thank you

Answer:Operating systems

Amazon.uk.com

Among hundreds of others.

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I am sure this has been addressed before but I cannot find it. I need to get the operating system program for my hp pavillion a250n. Is there anywhere I can get it besides having to order it?

The reason I am going that route is because everytime I get connected to the internet a message comes up and says I have registry problems. I know I have computer problems and my brother told me to just do a restore. I am missing files so that is probably the best way to go to just start over.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:HP Operating Systems

Have you upgraded to SP2? I am betting those messages are just Spam from Messenger. Upgrading to Windows XP SP2 should solve that.

You can get SP2 thru the Windows Updates.

Windows XP SP2 - Download download from Guru3D.com

Or you can download it from there. You will need WinRar to extract it first then you can install it.

Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers

Can also do a direct download of it.

Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD

Or you can order the CD of it from Microsoft.

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After attempting to fix another problem by reinstalling windows xp I appear to have installed a second operating system. Boot up now gives me two choices of xp how do I delete the most recently installed.

Answer:TWO OPERATING SYSTEMS ON ONE PC

go to start/run/type msconfig click OK then go to BOOT.INI tab,under operating system you should see both installations remove the older install. tip create a fresh restore point before doing this ,in case you have problems

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I need to know how to remove windows 98 and windows 2000 as I also have xp on my computer and it is running very slowly.....please help

Answer:too many operating systems

If you installed them all on seperate harddisks/partitions you can format each partition. However, Windows XP can be uninstalled by using the Add/Remove software list. I donot know if that goes for Windows 98 or Windows 2000. If you installed them all on the same harddisk or partition, formatting is most likely your only option.

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Question: operating systems

can I use a windows xp sp2 cd, for my pc, on my laptop?

Answer:operating systems

Quote from: netjohn139 on June 28, 2008, 12:35:06 PMcan I use a windows xp sp2 cd, for my pc, on my laptop?I don't see why not. However, you will have to format the laptop which will get rid of all your data.I myself went from Vista Basic to XP Home on this laptop.

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Please help me out here. I recently reformatted my machine and for some reason the first time i put in the recovery cd to reformat it installed windows instead of reformat. Then I put the cd in a second time and my computer was reformatted and installed windows a second time. So when i start up my computer it gives me a choice to start one of two operating systems of windows xp. Any ideas on how i can get rid one version without reformatting again. It is annoying having to choose one version every time. If you need more info or a better explanation just say so and i'll try my best. Thanks
 

Answer:2 Operating Systems of XP???

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I use Windows XP, and using the Photo Show 5, whenever I want to email or make a DVD out of one of the shows, I get the following message:
"We are unable to communicate with Photo Show online at this time. Check that your internet connection is active and your firewall showings are adjusted to allow Photo Show access to the internet."
I have tried everything they have suggested, except the last one...MSCONFIG, then to click on start up and look more closely at the software running on your computer that may affect internet access, but I'm afraid to do that, because it might affect my computer's vulnerability. Please try to help me. Thank you.
Peggy Hodges
 

Answer:Operating Systems

What firewall are you using?
 

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Hi,I have 2 internal hds on my Vista PC. Can I put XPMCE on one of them as wellAlso, is it true that having the operating system on one drive & data/program's either on another or a partition keeps the PC running at optimum efficiency?Does Vista have a utility to partition a drive?Cheers.J

Answer:2 OPERATING SYSTEMS, ONE PC?

Yes you can, you need a partitoning tool (I use the one in the link below...I't free and easy to use)Create a good sized partiton, and then install MCE to it. MAke sure you choose the correct partiton during the installation, or you will overwrite your existing OS!click here

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I had been having a problem with my laptop os [winxp pro] so i decided to do a new install, unfortunatly instead of wipe over the other 1 I now have 2 copies of winxp pro on my laptop, and as its HD is only 7GB total size its waisting 2GB which leaves me only 780mb free Now.The problem is i cant find out how to delete or remove the second copy, could someone please point me in the right direction ?Thanks "D"

Answer:2oo many operating systems

Backup any files you need to a cd then simply reformat the drive and then re-install the os.If you have not got one then make a boot floppy via the control panel, bootup with the floppy and either fdisk or do a format c then reininstal the osclick here

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ok im using a windows xp when i got another windows xp cd cause i wanted to reinstall windows but i lost my first one. so i installed the disk and now i have two windows xps on my C: drive. and then i accidentally installed it again but now on my E: drive. so how do i remove the ones on my C: drive and put my xp from the E: drive to C: drive? please help....oh yeah and when i boot i have to choose between three windows xps.i tried to delete the partition in the C: drive using the disk manager but i get a message: windows cannot delete active system partition..blahblah...HELP PLEASE

Answer:help!!! three operating systems!!

Quote from: juleshaha on September 01, 2008, 06:12:15 AMand then i accidentally installed it againHeh, you accidentally installed Windows?The reason you have to choose which Windows to use is because your Boot.ini file can see 3 seperate installations of it. Or more to the point, a new OS has been added to the boot.ini file when it's been installed.Personally, I would think about formatting the hard drive/partitions and doing a clean install. Do you have any crucial files or documents on the system at the moment? if so, back these up if they are not already.As for the installation on your E: Drive, if this is just a partition used for data/storage, then you can just delete the folders in this partition which is for the OS (Windows, Documents and Settings etc.) and make sure you have your personal files somewhere in this partition not within these directories.

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hi,what is the difference between the two OS'swindows XP HE and windows XP pro.i have used both types of OS and they seem exactly the same.any suggestions?.or is it becouse of the start up saying windows XP profesional.and the start up on windows XP home edition are different?

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click here home/howtobuy/choosing2.asp - 30k .darren

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Any ideas about a website that has a good description of how to install dual operating systems? Its not for me its for my brother, so Im not sure of the specs, but Im thinking its probably XP with either ME or 2000. Thanks
 

Answer:2 operating systems

MS has a how-to:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306559

and this site is nice:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/dual_and_multibooting_xp.htm
 

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How would I go about installing Windows 3.1 on my computer?
 

Answer:Old Operating Systems

First off windows 3.11 wasn't an operating system. It ran off dos. Why do you want to load it? Best way would be to download virtual pc from microsoft(it is now free) and install dos and windows 3.11 in it.
 

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Hello to all!

I have an original installed version of Windows XP Pro on my HD. I now have a 2nd HD installed in the Computer case with it. I want to run both if possible. Not at the same time, but when it loads up I can choose which one I can run. I want one for my Pro Tools LE software and music only and other for everything else. One Hard Disk is using Sata cable and the other is using something that kind of looks like a ribbon. Is this possible to have the option to only load one at a time? Right now I keep opening my case and unplugging one on boot up.
Thank in advance!

Answer:Run 2 Operating Systems on 1 PC

You can install an OS on the second drive and have the option at boot which to load. Is that what you'd like to do? If so, do you have a second disk?

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HelloI have just reformatted my PC and installed a new copy of win 2000.I noticed on startup that I had the choice of selecting one of two operating systems, by which I mean there appeared to be two copies of windows installed.When I tried to install a favourite program I got an "unable to locate DLL" message.Out of curiosity I started up again and selected the other operating system, which turned out to be the old one, on this system I can access the program I am trying to install.Could this old operating system be intefering with the set up of my program? If so how do I go about deleting the old operating system?Thank you for your time.Richard

Answer:I appear to have two operating systems

You didn't format the hard drive correctly. It would be better if you formatted and reinstalled Windows agaain.

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I have two hard drives currently hooked up to my computer. I am running windoxs XP on one of them. I have just recieved a free copy of Ubuntu from linux. I was wondering if it is possible to intall that on my second hard drive and have an option to pick what OS i want to run when i start my computer up.
 

Answer:Operating Systems

I would think so, unless the Linux package is specifying the installation drive to be the C: drive.
 

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Can someone give me instructions on how to change from Windows NT to Windows 95? Can I install Windows 95 right over Windows NT?
 

Answer:Operating Systems

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i recently went from xp pro to xp gome and i thought i would have completely restored factory setting tho there are still old un wanted files present and when i do virus scans it scans a part of the pc that is not called what i named my pc and i seem to pick up more spy ware than normal even tho i am running zone alarm whic usually stops it and i wondered if it may be possible tht i have to operating systems on, with one running at same time as mine and it being the old xp not uninstalled properly and if so, or ther is anything i can do to get rid of this old information and files n old computer name etc? thanks

Answer:two operating systems?

zone alarm cannot stop spyware which comes in as part of something else. the only certain way of getting back to a clean 1 op sys install is to format the hard disk. Make sure everything you need is backed up first.

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If I have two operating systems loaded on a computer, when I turn it on, will it automatically ask what operating system I want to use, will it not boot, or will it just pick one? Do I need a special program to get to choose what one I want?

Answer:If I Have Two Operating Systems...

If you've setup both OS's correctly, then yes.

For example:

If you wanted to have both Windows 98SE and Window XP on the same computer you would need to:
1. Partiton your hard drive into two or more logical drives
2. Install Windows 98SE on the first drive
3. Install Windows XP on the second drive

Now when you started up the computer, you would be presented with a menu from which you could choose your operating system. All major OS's (Windows, Linux, etc) come with their own bootloader (which presents the menu to you.

What OS's were you looking to install?

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I recently updated to Win XP. The update I had was not an update. The result is that I now have 2 Operating Systems. On start up I am given a choice of which one to use. (the other one is Win 2000) Can I easily get rid of Win 2000?
 

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I currently have windows XP home edition supplying the operating system for my PC and I am going to upgrade it to windows XP professional,I was wandering if XP professional can be installed over the top of XP home edition with no problems or would it be better to format the hard drive and start from scratch ?

Answer:Operating Systems

While there should be no problems, I would suggest going for a format, partion, and clean install. That way it is more likely to be easy to troubleshoot any problems which may arise.

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Hello Everyone

I'm using windows xp media Amd64 3800. 2.4ghz
And I have two hd both are 250 gb my memory is 2gb of ram

I'd like to use both os vista and windows xp but i don't know how to do it.
Any suggestions,instructions? Maybe someone already made same post.
Thanks a lot for your time..
 

Answer:two operating systems

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Well, my question is just that if i were to install 2 operating systems on my computer, how would i do it? would i just install the new one and press f8 or something at the computer start up to switch between them?

Thanks :0)
 

Answer:2 operating systems...

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I was given this pc by a friend, and it is super slow. I went to see if there was anything I could remove, and noticed that I have Microsoft office home and student 2007, and microsoft office xp professional with frontpage. Both programs use 239 mb, and 397 mb. Are these both operating systems, and if xp comes on when I start the pc, does that mean that I can remove the student?
 

Answer:2 operating systems????

Those are applications..I would leave them there..as having office can be rather nice

How much ram does the machine have?
have you unchecked any of your startup entries?
Did any spyware scans?
 

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i installed windows 2000 over windows xp pro .now i have the option of using ethier one .but what i woul like to do is take out the xp could some one help
 

Answer:two operating systems

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I currently have XP home edition providing the operating system for my PC. I was hoping to install another operating system to my PC to make it a duel boot system, but I was wandering will it be ok to install Linux SuSE 8.2 because SuSE apparently uses the FAT 32 file system and XP uses the NT file system. Is it possible to run the two of these operating systems from the one pc ?

Answer:operating systems

Yes. Although I run Linux for myself on a different PC but that is for "Security " reasons.This has been discussed here loads of times and you should find out how its done in the archivesRegardsCharles

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Is it bad that I have a lot of operating system? I have 6 os's and just can't stop buying more. (Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8.1 pro) and the rest are free ( Windows 10 TP build 9926, Linux Ubuntu, and Linux Mint).
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Answer:Too many Operating Systems?

What would the problem be? Just don't waist your money.

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How do I delete one of the operating systems (windows xp) from computer? When I start up my computer a list of two operating systems is listed and I must choose the second one. This happened after reformatting my computer.
 

Answer:Two Operating Systems

go to start < run > type msconfig < click ok > go to the boot.ini tab < click on check all boot paths if one says it is not valid let it delete it
 

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I'm going to be building a new machine for a friend here soon and just wanted some opinions.Machine will be a AMD64 3500+ to 3700+ with MSI mobo. 1gig RamShe will be using it mostly for downloading music, checking email, and maybe some light gaming. She knows Windows XP.I dont have any hands on experiance with windows xp64 or vista.Should I go with....Windows XP ProWindows XP 64Windows Vista

Answer:Operating Systems OS

If XP is what you're both familiar with, then I see no reason to use something else.  Especially for a casual user, which is what she sounds like.  But this is just my opinion.

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I reinstalled windows xp pro. Now everytime I start my computer it shows Windows XP on there twice and has me choose one. Plus I think my computer maybe running a little slower because of this. How do I get rid of the one I dont need?
 

Answer:2 operating systems

You will need to edit boot.ini and remove the additional entry.

Your boot.ini will look similar to this one

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

Check the default (e.g default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS) and delete the other entry. In above case (default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)PARTITION(2)\WINDOWS)

NOTE: Make a back up of your boot.ini prior to make changes. Making the incorrect changes will prevent your system to boot to windows.
See:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022

To view and edit the Boot.ini file:

In Control Panel, start the Performance and Maintenance tool, and then click System.
On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Under System Startup, click Edit.
 

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during start up my computer says that "Which Operating systems do i choose". what just had happen? Why i have 2 operating systems? and it is all windows 2000. please help! How can I remove the other operatind systems?

Answer:please help me i have 2 operating systems

Choose either one, and just see if everything loads up fine.

The computer is dual booting with 2 versions of windows.

Now, one way is do a repair of windows and just rewrite the os files so you can run operating system, and keep your data.

The other way, if you have no copy of windows 2000, you can open your boot.ini file in C:\ and delete the extra line from the boot menu. This will tell windows that 2 versions of windows is not installed. But you must unhide protected os file.This is reccomended only for advanced users, So if you dont know how to unhide protected os files its probvably not even a good idea to try this fix.

Best of luck to ya.

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hii have two drives C: which has windows XP pro on it , and f: which has windows XP homw, i did this as a pracice because i wanted to see how to run 2 os at same time, but now i want to make the f: drive the master, and was wondering if all i have to do is swap hd on ide cable and reset the jumpers to master on f: and slave on c:, i was also wantin to then format my c: drive to use as storage and remove os is this just a straight forward format?

Answer:2 operating systems

Yes to both questions.

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I currently have Xp pro on 1 hard drive. I recently bought a 2nd h/d and added it to the system and was wondering if I could run run a 2nd O/S on it (XP home)?
Can I just load the disk and let it install? Does it overwrite the other O/S? I have COD2 on the 2nd, would I lose that?

I'm running a P4 3G with 1G RAM
 

Answer:2 Operating systems possible?

Why would you want Home, due to it is the same as Pro, but without all the added whistles (like domain, and IIS). You can Dual Boot, but would have to specifiy what partition you want the other OS on.
 

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Hello
I was wondering if it was possible to install 3 seperate 320gb SATA harddrives (so not in RAID) and then install XP on all 3 and then triple boot?
Cheers
Allan
 

Answer:3 operating systems

you would just have to configure the boot.ini to incorporate all the drives separately and state a boot wait time in order to pick your choice (pretty sure, not 100% sure though)
 

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The 32-bit editions of Windows Vista are limited to 4GB not because of any physical or technical constraint on 32-bit operating systems. The 32-bit editions of Windows Vista all contain code for using physical memory above 4GB. Microsoft just doesn’t license you to use that code. Meaning that you can infact, use more than 4GB of RAM on a 32 bit OS.
The 4GB limit is retrieved from the registry by calling a function named ZwQueryLicenseValue. I'm wondering why Microsoft has decided to put a 4GB restriction on 32 bit processors?

Answer:regarding RAM for 32 bit Operating Systems

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackFusion


The 32-bit editions of Windows Vista are limited to 4GB not because of any physical or technical constraint on 32-bit operating systems. The 32-bit editions of Windows Vista all contain code for using physical memory above 4GB. Microsoft just doesn?t license you to use that code. Meaning that you can infact, use more than 4GB of RAM on a 32 bit OS.
The 4GB limit is retrieved from the registry by calling a function named ZwQueryLicenseValue. I'm wondering why Microsoft has decided to put a 4GB restriction on 32 bit processors?


Hi and welcome to SF. I think you might like to investigate this further. Failing that why dont you take a prtscreen of the value and upload it so we can all see it. I just did a search thru my win 7 registry and its not there. just google the 32 bit ram limit and i think you will find a different answer

Again welcome to SF

Ken

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Hi sorry i am a pain in the butt!! when i start up my computer, it says windows has 2 versions of XP, which one do i want to chose, i was just wondering if there was a way to remove the 2nd one off of my computer. If there is, please tell me in easy steps, im not up on computer crap yet!! Thanks for the time and all your help!
 

Answer:2 operating systems

How To Edit The Boot.ini File In Windows XP.

That will remove the entry when you boot.

It doesn't actually remove the other installation though.

If you want that, you can boot with your XP CD and delete that partition, or use Disk Management etc.
 

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Hi.Good day.My son had this laptop sitting idle so i decided to boot it up and start using it, as mine started working very slow. He could not remember the login password so i reinstalled Windows Vista (thats what he had on it). After updates and everything is working fine i had open a file that i had on a usb flash drive.So i went into computer to look for the removable disk to open it. It was then that i noticed that local disk d is full, its red, 1.33 GB free of 37.2GB.Is there any way to delete all or some of the contents of this partition. Also i had forgotten to mention that at start up i am presented with two operating systems(is it the BIOS screen?) to select which operating system i want to start. The two are the same Windows Vista so i select the first one. Also if i double click on the local disk d which is showing red i see everything that is of windows.That is if i open program files. Is this supposed to be so and if not how do i fix it.

Answer:Two operating systems

Start over and follow the info here Starting a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista

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Use the Google button, have a read, and learn a lot:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=how+to+install+dual+boot

Answer:Re: 2 operating systems

Dontcha just love it when original posts go missing ? ?

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Hi friends, i like to understand more about 64 bit operating systems. I like to know - what is a 64 bit os ? how is it different from 32 bit os ? what are its pros and cons over 32 bit os ? Will a 64 bit os run on a 32 bit processor ? Kindly share your knowledge on this.  

Answer:64 bit Operating systems.

Hopefully this article will clarify the issue a little.If you need more info please say so.

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HI all

Hope someone can help

A computer that I am sorting out was so mashed up by a friend of mine I decided that the best course of action would to to format HDD and reinastall windows.

Sounds drastic I know but I have never encountered a fairly modern PC in such a state !

Anyway - I didnt format disk prior to using the Windows instalation disk as I know that there is an option to format during the set up procedure.

When I used the Windows set up disk, sure enough it said that there was already an operating system on the HDD. I told the system to format the whole HDD using NTFS.

Windows installed fine however when the PC starts up it seems to pick up on two operating systems and asks to choose which one to use !

One works fine and the other doesnt boot at all.

I am not sure how it can be seeing any trace of the old O/S as I formated the whole disk and deleted all of the old partitions !

Anyone got any ideas as to how I sort this out ?

Cheers
 

Answer:Two operating systems !

You need to remove the second (dead) boot option ...start / run / msconfig / boot.ini ....there is a tab to check for the validity of the boot up paths ...one will come back as not working and give you option to delete it.
 

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recently i have tried to completely restore my whole computer, so i tried installing a my windows XP again so that it would write over our current operating system. when we put in the disk, it came up with 3 places to put it. 1 place had our old operatoing system on it, and could not be over writen, another we could not put it on. and the 3rd one let us create a operating system. how do i go about getting back onto my old operating sytem with my old files on it???

Answer:2 Operating Systems

Careful! Here is an excellent tutorial for that;http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/gee...atch-157578.php

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I have two PC one is window 7 and one is XP pro .I am trying to use both and share one screen , key board and mouth . I am using KVM switch .The switch does not recognize the window 7 ,but does well with XP     both are on the same network Any idea ??

Answer:KVM and 2 operating systems

Keyboard and mouth ? ?Couldnt resist...Is the XVM setup under both PC/OSes ? ?

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My husband just purchased a slightly used computer - I know it is an HP, but the model # and everything are at home.

When I boot the computer up, it gives me the choice of selecting from 2 operating systems. XP Professional, and XP Home Edition. Somehow the XP Home Edition has been deleted, and the XP Professional is the only one loaded.

My problem is that XP Professional does not have the recovery options that I need.

Is there anyway for me to copy the HP files off of a "working" computer and run them on the "used" computer he bought? If so what files should I look for on our good HP?

Any advice is appreciated

Megan

Answer:2 Operating Systems

When you say "recovery options" I'm not sure what you mean. It has been my experience with HP that the operating systems are not interchageable as each is good for that specific computer only. They usually come with a restore disk with the OS and programs for that system.

They also sometimes have a seperate partition for restoring but I dont think copying from one computer to another will work. You may want to start fresh with the restore disk if you have it but I would wait to see if anyone with more experience than I has an opinion first.

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is it possible to run 2 operating systems on 1 pc?. i have 2 hdd.and want to run xp and 98se

Answer:2 operating systems

Yes, very simple, the easiest way is to install both from scratch, 98 first then XP. XP will install boot loader so that you are able to choose which OS to boot. If you need more details post back or do a search for dual boot.

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