How to delete duplicated Windows folders?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by hummer7, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. hummer7

    hummer7 Senior Member

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    To make a long story short, there are currently two windows (SP Pro) folders:
    Windows and Windows_0. It seems that sombody installed Windowx XP Pro twice by a mistake Because of that, whenever I boot the computer, the following notice is seen on the screen:

    Please select the operating system to start

    Microsoft Windows XP Pro
    Microsoft Windows XP Pro

    Use the up and down arrow keys .... blah, blah,

    This drives me nuts.

    The quick fix is to re-format and re-install Windows XP. That means
    re-installing tons of software and drivers. It will take a few days to do
    so. So I want to avoid this situation.

    My Question is a) how to remove a Windows folder (e.g., Windows_0) safely,
    or b) how to remove both windows folders safely (and then re-install Windows
    XP without re-formatting c-partition). Your advise would be very much
    appreciated. hummer
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    When you click on your C drive what do you see? Any chance of a screenshot?
     
  3. hummer7

    hummer7 Senior Member

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    I re-formatted and re-installeld. Thanks.
     

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