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WindowsXP professional, start up

Dear sirs;

I have recently up-graded my computer to Asus M/B, AMD dual-core, and SATA H/D.( & I already have 2 internal IDE H/Ds)
I have Japanese WindowsXP disk which I installed, then I had to push F5 to choose instalment type to normal instalment.
Then I installed English version of WindowsXP from Japanese WindowsXP's explore; which is the only way to install English version I found as English version can not boost the set-up of WindowsXP.
English version disk can not be recognised by computer for starting set-up;it always indicates 'insert proper disk and press any key' just after POST.
I failed to install English version several times and succeeded.
But now, Every time I start my computer, computer asks me to choose Operation system just after POST. There are three 'Windows XP Professional's to choose from. I can choose two of them and not one; the one leads to start-up failer saying '¥system32¥hal.dll is missing'.
I suspect I have several WindowsXP system on my computer now.
I want to get rid of the other two from my computer.
I cleaned up disks(including other H/Ds) with killdisk software, then re-installed Windows XP in the same way as mentioned above.
Yet, I still have those WindowsXPs.
It didn't slow down my computer though.
Please help me.

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    cannapiss Mar 16, 2008

    thanks, Chintu-.

    But after modifying c:\boot.ini, I can not find how to save it.

    I have a proper windows disk, but coming from my friend. It might be dodgy,so I will get a boot-disk from somewhere.



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the instruction at "0x0040934e" referenced memory at "0x00165000". the memory could not be "read"
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This needs some understanding of OS only. Don't worry.

Now, coming to ur first problem... u can change the bootup xp options by modifying the c:\boot.ini (be careful too...and u r right, it will not slow down ur pc)

reg. the bootup disk problem, ... u may need to create a bootable CD for installation... u may get the 'bootstrap' CD image from internet (but, r u having a licensed version???)


Have a nice day

I hope, my suggestion was helpful

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