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    ruirib, thanks but before I try that would you mind looking at the attached screenshot and letting me know if you have any other comments:

    EaseUS Partition Master.png

    Regarding the unallocated space on C am I right in thinking that I have to create a partion before I can use the merge function?
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    ruirib,

    Further to my previous post, the screenshot shows disk D as the boot disk. How do I change the boot disk to C?
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    Seems you do have more than one partition, Roy. That explains why you have the two boot options and why you can still go back to the "failed" reinstall attempt. I guess now it depends on what you want to do.

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    ruirib,disk D is a separate internal hard drive. (Disk F is a usb external drive).In the light of this,I would appreciate your further comments on posts # 31 and 32.
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    Roy,

    My belief is that although you are booting from D, boot information resides on C, so you cannot simply remove C and replace it with D. Considering you are starting anew, I would wipe C and reinstall Windows XP there.

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    ruirib, I formatted both internal hard drives, having taken up to date images first, and then did a clean reinstall of XP.(I think the problems previously were caused by the fact that when I did the repair install I thought it was being applied to the C drive, but it turned out to be the D drive. This time I made certain XP installed to the C drive).

    Strangely, when I booted after the install completed I still got the options to booot into XP or XP again! However, when I used msconfig and looked at the boot options right clicking showed one was faulty and I was able to remove it.

    I have now restored the data and all programs from the Macrium System images, and at last everything is working as it should.

    Thanks for all your help throughout this thread.

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    Glad you finally sorted it, Roy. Well done.

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