Have fully formatted, not quick option, HDD and reinstalled XP. At bootup I\nnow have 2 XP's in boot menu! I thought a full format removed everything so\nwhy have I got this? I have successfully resolved similar situation before\nby following the steps here:\n[URL]http://tweakhomepc.virtualave.net/dual/removedualboot.html[/URL]\nOnly difference then was that the 2nd XP was on a different partition, this\ntime they're on the same one, drive's not partitioned. The file "boot.ini"\ndoes not exist on this PC and yes I have searched hidden system files. I\nhave an almost identical PC and "boot.ini" is on that in the root folder of\nC:, only real difference in the PC's is that this one has 2HDD's and a\nnumber of partitions.\nI have only installed XP, no chipset drivers or anything as yet. Selecting\nthe 2nd XP PC boots normally, selecting 1st XP the PC boots slowly but to\nthe new XP install, the old one doesn't exist. I don't know what's going on\nhere and any advice appreciated, in particular why I have no "boot.ini".