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Dual window xp

Persently system working on dual Window XP and I want system work only One Window XP. please give me instraction I want remove the one Window . Give me solution soonly.

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Before performing any operation, take the back up of boot.ini file in c: driver
Now use the dos bootable disk to format the partition in which your second copy of xp is installed let suppose d: drive,and after that when your windows xp start it will still show you both the copies of xp but select the one which is working and when you come to desktop .Go to Start > Run > type cmd and hit the enter key to start command prompt now use cd\ ,now you will come to c:\>..
Now type boot.ini. At this a text file which contains the details about the operating system will open ,delete the one which you have formatted .it will look like this

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /FASTDETECT


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Dual booting Windows is the most challenging of the three options; however, making it work can be very rewarding. The process of creating a dual boot environment differs from Windows Vista to XP. Please follow the instructions according to which version of Windows you are currently using.
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