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Offline markpsych

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Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« on: September 09, 2010, 11:20:04 am »
Novice requires help please.

Had major problems with an xp installation.

Resorted to a reinstall, and have ended up with a dual boot installation (both XP Home version).

New installation is fully upgraded and 100% operational, and would lnow like to remove the original installation.

However, the new one is on my E (back up) partition, and the original is on the system partition (local disc C).

C capacity is 195 GB, and E is only 102 GB.

Is it safe to delete the original version/system partition?

A little worried, as from what I've read it may contain something that my new installation doesn't have, e.g., bios info, that will stuff everything up....

The new version on Drive E is currently the primary boot if that makes any difference.

Many thanks



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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 07:01:36 pm »
Here's my guess as to what happened...your original reinstall was from a reboot using the installation CD. On your next install, you were already booted into windows and just inserted the installation CD running it while running windows. That installation will take the next letter that's not been assigned. Hence, your original install is on C, your D drive is probably the CD ROM drive and E, another partition that you created, was at the time unassigned.

If all this just recently happened and you haven't created other "stuff" that you want to save, why not just do it all again from a reboot as before?

If you don't want to go through another reinstall and want to save what time you have already invested, just delete the file folder of the other windows installation. Only one of them can be activated...the other will merely appear in the windows explorer as just another folder. Both of these won't boot up, will they? That's possible by the way, but as a novice, I doubt you just ran into something like that on accident. Did you?
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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 01:09:38 am »
Hi, thanks for your help!

No problem starting from fresh. Just need to acquire a suitable back up device 1st, to back up a few photos and documents.

Yes, you have a choice of booting either installation at the moment from start up.

It will naturally boot the new installation after so many seconds, or you can use the downward arrow button to choose the original installation which still runs in an unstable manner (e.g., very slow logging off etc.)

Pretty sure (but not 100%) that within 'my computer' there was always a local disc C and back up E drives, but never new what the latter was for.


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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 01:58:54 am »
OK, before you do anything else, let's have a look at what you have there already:
Disable the active protection component of your antivirus and antispyware programs by following the directions that apply Here. Next, please download the free utility DDS. Double click dds.scr to run the tool

When it completes, DDS will open two (2) logs:
 DDS.txt
 Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post both of them back here on your next reply. Thanks!
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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 10:15:46 am »

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 
Run by Mark at 17:13:22.26 on 10/09/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.3071.2570 [GMT 1:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)   {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - e:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 10:17:14 am »

UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01)

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 07/09/2010 20:07:06
System Uptime: 09/10/2010 07:57:31 (-686 hours ago)

Motherboard: MSI |  | MS-7320
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz | CPU 1 | 2400/267mhz

==== Disk Partitions =========================

C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 195 GiB total, 120.713 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
E: is FIXED (NTFS) - 103 GiB total, 88.066 GiB free.
G: is CDROM ()
H: is Removable
I: is Removable

==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============

Class GUID: {4D36E97E-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Description: SM Bus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0368&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&51
Manufacturer:
Name: SM Bus Controller
PNP Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0368&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&51
Service:

Class GUID: {4D36E97E-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Description: Other PCI Bridge Device
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&88
Manufacturer:
Name: Other PCI Bridge Device
PNP Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&88
Service:

Class GUID: {4D36E97E-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Description: Other PCI Bridge Device
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&90
Manufacturer:
Name: Other PCI Bridge Device
PNP Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&90
Service:

==== System Restore Points ===================

RP1: 07/09/2010 20:10:38 - System Checkpoint
RP2: 07/09/2010 20:13:42 - Installed Micronet Wireless Network Utility
RP3: 07/09/2010 20:27:47 - Installed Sound Blaster X-Fi
RP4: 07/09/2010 20:30:17 - Installed Creative Software AutoUpdate
RP5: 07/09/2010 20:41:59 - Removed Micronet Wireless Network Utility
RP6: 07/09/2010 20:47:31 - Unsigned driver install
RP7: 07/09/2010 22:21:10 - avast! Free Antivirus Setup
RP8: 07/09/2010 23:45:25 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP9: 08/09/2010 00:32:17 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP10: 08/09/2010 03:00:14 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP11: 08/09/2010 06:06:41 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP12: 08/09/2010 08:51:05 - Installed Creative Audio Control Panel
RP13: 08/09/2010 08:51:23 - Installed Creative Software AutoUpdate
RP14: 08/09/2010 08:58:27 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP15: 08/09/2010 09:21:32 - all sorted
RP16: 08/09/2010 21:09:10 - Installed Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
RP17: 08/09/2010 21:12:40 - Printer Driver Send To Microsoft OneNote Driver Installed
RP18: 08/09/2010 22:31:07 - Installed Windows XP KB915800-v4.
RP19: 08/09/2010 22:31:22 - Installed Windows XP Windows Search 4.0.
RP20: 09/09/2010 08:44:57 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP21: 10/09/2010 01:00:12 - Software Distribution Service 3.0

==== Installed Programs ======================

Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
avast! Free Antivirus
Creative Audio Control Panel
Creative Software AutoUpdate
Creative System Information
EASEUS Partition Master 6.1.1 Home Edition
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB915800-v4)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB976002-v5)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB981793)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Software Update for Web Folders  (English) 12
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
NVIDIA Drivers
OpenAL
Recuva
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2183461)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB971961)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB981332)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB982381)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB954155)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB978695)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB979402)
Security Update for Windows Search 4 - KB963093
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2079403)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2115168)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2160329)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2229593)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2286198)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923789)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952004)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956744)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958869)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB959426)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960225)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961501)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969059)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB970238)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB970430)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971657)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB972270)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973507)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973869)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973904)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974112)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974318)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974392)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974571)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975025)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975467)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975561)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975562)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975713)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977816)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977914)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978037)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978338)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978542)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978601)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978706)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979309)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979482)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979559)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB980195)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB980218)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB980232)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB980436)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB981852)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB981997)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB982214)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB982381)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB982665)
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
Update for Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (kb2279264)
Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB976662)
Update for Windows XP (KB951978)
Update for Windows XP (KB955759)
Update for Windows XP (KB967715)
Update for Windows XP (KB968389)
Update for Windows XP (KB971737)
Update for Windows XP (KB973687)
Update for Windows XP (KB973815)
WebFldrs XP
Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Windows Search 4.0
Windows XP Service Pack 3

==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========

09/09/2010 08:46:06, error: Service Control Manager [7009]  - Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the Windows Search service to connect.
09/09/2010 08:46:06, error: Service Control Manager [7000]  - The Windows Search service failed to start due to the following error:  The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
09/09/2010 08:46:05, error: DCOM [10005]  - DCOM got error "%1053" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {7D096C5F-AC08-4F1F-BEB7-5C22C517CE39}

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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 08:58:50 pm »
Your installation on E has used up only 15 gigs. Your installation on C has used nearly 75 gigs of space. It seems your C drive is where you spent more time updating. You could end up with a real mess here by trying to salvage all of this. My feeling is the best plan would be to start anew with a fresh reinstall from a reboot. We could try to salvage it but this could get very sticky. Let me know which way you wish to go. Thanks!
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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010, 12:20:10 am »
No problem, will take your word for it!

Will back up a few things, and wait for your advice on how best to reinstall.

Thanks

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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010, 01:45:10 am »
Okay, all backed up and ready to go  :t

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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2010, 10:04:28 am »
Since you've installed to both partitions now, you should reformat the entire disk and start over.

From what you explained earlier, your system came with a recovery partition. That partition was destroyed when you installed your operating system onto that particular drive which removed what WAS there and replaced it with your system, thus becoming the system drive. This drive was meant to be your system's safety net from which you could recover it to it's factory condition. That I'm afraid we cannot get back for you but we can get you reinstalled, then once you have the system back the way you want it, you can install some freeware that I'll point to later, and you can use THAT as your safety netting. What the software will do for you is to create an image of your system much like system restore does. This however, can be stored on removable media so that you can, if needed, use it to restore your entire system, updates, software, and all, just as it was when you took the snapshot of the system's condition. More on that when you return.

For now, you should insert the installation CD. Remove everything from the back of the computer except of course, for your keyboard, monitor and mouse.

Reboot the computer making sure first that your BIOS is set to allow the system to boot from your CD ROM drive. Since you've already done this, I assume you need no other instruction on that.

During the installation process you will be able to select which partition you want to install to. It's at this point you should highlight the other partition and select t "Delete" it leaving nothing but the entire disk space available for installation. Make sure you take advantage of the option to format the entire disk...and don't go the quick route either. It will take a few minutes but it's worth your time. Be certain you choose NTFS as the file structure.

Once the format is complete, begin your installation. Allow windows to do the rebooting...you need to do nothing else until it's complete.

Once you've completed the reformat and reinstall, only then should you reconnect everything else to the back of your computer. Make your FIRST online visit be the Windows Update site and install ALL the updates it finds. Not just what you may THINK you need...please allow Microsoft to install all of them. You can always remove later whatever it is you think you don't need.

After you've installed all of those updates, next you should visit THIS web site only and I'll give you more instruction as to any third party security software that you may need. Good luck! I'll be on here intermittently today and later on this evening.

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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 01:56:47 am »
Sorry for the slow reply.

SP3 was a little stubborn, and ground to a halt. However, the update wizard rolled it back and reinstalled, and everything appears good now.

Windows update says no more critical updates available.

No sound, and screen has lag, but haven't installed the audio and video drivers yet.

Have just the one C Drive now (NTFS).

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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2010, 02:08:09 am »
OK, go ahead and install your Avast antivirus and any other programs you intend to use...including the addition of hardware. Windows should be defragged at this point. Post back when you finish and let us know how it's behaving.
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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 08:42:37 am »
Sorry....have had major problems trying to install drivers and avast, e.g., downloads hanging/not completing, log in hanging, etc. Spent hours trying to rectify via safe mode, with no joy.

After trying a repair and getting various 'not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette' errors, I've resorted to another fresh installation.

 

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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 11:00:22 am »
After reformat, fresh installation hung at 12% for over an hour.

Reformatting again  :D1

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Re: Dual XP Boot Installation Query
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 11:44:51 am »
It's actually hanging at 11%, driver.cab.

This is the problem I now have:  http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2334263.php