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I guess this could be called a boot problem?


FPCH New Member
Aug 31, 2006
I had a problem with my primary hard drive once so I temporarily used the slave as the primary, after I switched back my computer, when booting, would ask if I wanted to boot from XP or XP it didn't bother me because it was always on the right on. However, I had to replace the slave because it was about to die on me and the computer still asks which one I want to boot from.

What I'm asking for is if there is any way to stop it from thinking that there are two it can boot from, thank you for any help.


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
Yes, there is. You need to edit your boot.ini file to remove the duplicate instance of your operating system. It is easy to do but I still advise you back it up, just in case. Microsoft have an official support page for this, follow it here: How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP.

You simply need to remove one of the duplicate lines and save it, basically. Nevertheless, please follow the instructions carefully. Windows should then proceed directly to boot Windows without asking for you to choose.