Removing a parellel installation of Win2k

I did a parallel installation of Win2k to recover from a non-boot scenario and now I'm trying to remove it.  I found out that if I just remove the winnt folder the machine gets into a loop when trying to boot to the 1st instance of Win2k and removing the reference to the 2nd instance in boot.ini didn't help.  Has anyone been here before?

thanks,

darylr
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
WHich drive was installed with win2k first ?

Did you delete the winnt dir from the second installation , or from the first ?

How do you know that your first installation has been repaired.

If you copied over any info from the 2nd install to the first, then that could be the cause of your problem !!

I hoe this helps !
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SysExpertCommented:
Weird.

Where are the 2 differnet directories installed ?

Did you check for hard drive problems ??

Please provide more details.

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darylrAuthor Commented:
This machine has drive 1 - C:  and drive 2 -  D: and E:
The win2k installs are on D: and E:
Win98 installed on C:

thanks,

darylr
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darylrAuthor Commented:
WHich drive was installed with win2k first ?
 Drive 2 - D: partition

Did you delete the winnt dir from the second installation , or from the first ?
 From the 2nd i.e. Drive 2 - E: partition

How do you know that your first installation has been repaired.
 The first installation was failing to boot up.  Now it is booting and running normally.

If you copied over any info from the 2nd install to the first, then that could be the cause of your problem !!
 You may have something here.  To fix the D: install of win2k I copied the config folder over from the E: install.  

thanks,

darylr
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amp072397Commented:
darylr:

Just a friendly reminder to return to your question.

thanks!
amp
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darylrAuthor Commented:
I'm leaving the parallel install alone since it doesn't take up that much room and could come in handy for disaster recovery.  Thanks for your input.
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