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How can I remove an uncompleted WinXP installation?

How can I remove an uncompleted WinXP installation that appears at startup? Someone booted the PC with a Windows XP CD and the new installation was stopped.

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One way to get around this is to use BOOTCFG in the Recovery Console (for XP) to delete BOOT.INI entries. Here is a very detailed tutorial on how to use it: (If you want to replace the XP installation with another OS, just install the new OS over the existing installation and format the partition.)

This was first published in November 2003

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