windows shows up twice when I boot

between starting to remove my partitions with partition magic just before the big black out (backup????? ups???? naaaaaa I dont need  them  oops!!!) and my step daughter blessing me with msblast (which didnt affect win 98 but made shambles of my upgrade) I have finley managed to get everyting up and running smoothly but when I boot up I have the black screen that asks which windows xp I want to boot with it will start up with the right one after about 20 sec  but is there any way to get rid of the other xp
    ps I did try to delete  the first instulation after I finley got blaster off because the sistem was real messed up
poobear_wsmAsked:
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mdiglioCommented:
Hello,
Three are a few ways to go about this:

1) If you jsut don't want to see that choice of Operating systems any longer
right click my computer >> click properties >> click Advanced tab >> 
now in the "startup and recovery section" click settings >> in the "system startup" area
look for "time to display list of opersting systems" >> set that to 0

2) If you want to remove that old partition
rgiht click my computer >> choose manage >> expand storage >> click disk management

This utility will let you look at your different partitions and change/delete/format them as you want

Hope this helps
LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Changing the timeout to zero will work, but you really ought to remove the second copy of XP from the boot menu, so while on the page where you set timeout to 0, also click on the Edit button to eliminate the old partition from the boot menu.  Just be careful and choose the right one to get rid of!  (You might want to make a backup copy of the hidden file boot.ini -- found in the root of your system drive -- before you fool around with it.)  

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poobear_wsmAuthor Commented:
alright  mdiglio told me how to get there  amd lee to;d me how to do what I wanted   thanks to you both plus that set time thingie helped my puter boot faster   thanks
mdiglioCommented:
thank you, glad to hear things are better...faster
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