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VMWARE ESXI Error during install

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I have a server with more then one hard drive. I am trying to install VMware ESXI. I ran through the install and it didn't boot up so I ran it again. It turned out I just had the boot order wrong in the BIOS so now I get this error.

The System has found a problem on your machine and cannot continue.

Two File Systems with the same UUID have been detected. make sure you do not have two ESXI installations. (See screenshot) I probably installed it to two of the drives but if it doesn't boot up how can I delete one of them. The install CD will let me over write one fo them but it doesn't have a format option I have found.
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To be clear...  It installed successfully, you changed the boot order so that the drive that ESXi was installed onto is now the primary boot disk, and this is the error you're seeing on boot up?  Do you have a spare Windows (or any other OS really) disk laying around?  If so, boot into it's installation and format both disks. Then run the ESXi install again with the correct disk selected as the boot disk.
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This is your issue and how to resolve it

 When the initial boot screen appears for ESXi press Shift+O and enter the option overrideDuplicateImageDetection and press Enter to continue the boot process.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1035107 
http://www.vm-help.com/esx41/file_system_UUID.php



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