Uninstall 2nd XP Pro

Posted: 02-11-2004, 09:48 AM
I've just received my machine back from repair with more problems than
before and I've no wish to let *them* get their hands on it ever again.
The original problem was that I could'nt launch certain apps from the
desktop -i.e. things like Windows Explorer and My Computer.
I would double-click them, the hour-glass would appear for about 5 seconds
and then revert back to the mouse pointer without launching the program. Not
all apps were like this - e.g. IE6, Word & Excel were all *launchable*. A
further problem was that the machine was altogether working more slowly
than before by a factor of about 5x.. All of this came about quite
suddenly and was _not_ subsequent to any new s/ware or h/ware being added.
What's more NAV was still operational and found nothing.

The repair shop tells me that all they could do was to re-install XP but
they did it as a sort of second installation i.e. they installed to a folder
called *windows2* i.e. they did not overwrite the original *windows* folder.
Of course, I cannot verify this because Explorer's not working.
Now when I boot I can choose between the installations but the second one ,
of, course, does not have all the original apps. and settings.

Two questions: 1) Any ideas as to what the original problem was and how
to fix it?
2) Can I safely remove (and how) this 2nd.
*windows2* installation?

Many thanks in advance

Bill R.


Uninstall 2nd XP Pro


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Deepak
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RE: Uninstall 2nd XP Pro
Posted: 02-11-2004, 01:01 PM
start on ur xp cd in cd rom then follow the instruction to remove 2nd.if it does not work then format c: .
Will Denny
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Re: Uninstall 2nd XP Pro
Posted: 02-11-2004, 01:19 PM
Hi

1. A Repair Install may have solved your initial problems - I don't know what the repairers tried:

"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Courtesy of MVP Michael Stevens.

2. See if the following helps:

"I have two installations of XP on the same partition, how do I remove the
one I don't need?"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#two

Courtesy of MVP Michael Stevens.

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"Bill R." <q_lyle@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23ZX6ARI8DHA.3880@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| I've just received my machine back from repair with more problems than
| before and I've no wish to let *them* get their hands on it ever again.
| The original problem was that I could'nt launch certain apps from the
| desktop -i.e. things like Windows Explorer and My Computer.
| I would double-click them, the hour-glass would appear for about 5 seconds
| and then revert back to the mouse pointer without launching the program. Not
| all apps were like this - e.g. IE6, Word & Excel were all *launchable*. A
| further problem was that the machine was altogether working more slowly
| than before by a factor of about 5x.. All of this came about quite
| suddenly and was _not_ subsequent to any new s/ware or h/ware being added.
| What's more NAV was still operational and found nothing.
|
| The repair shop tells me that all they could do was to re-install XP but
| they did it as a sort of second installation i.e. they installed to a folder
| called *windows2* i.e. they did not overwrite the original *windows* folder.
| Of course, I cannot verify this because Explorer's not working.
| Now when I boot I can choose between the installations but the second one ,
| of, course, does not have all the original apps. and settings.
|
| Two questions: 1) Any ideas as to what the original problem was and how
| to fix it?
| 2) Can I safely remove (and how) this 2nd.
| *windows2* installation?
|
| Many thanks in advance
|
| Bill R.
|
|


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