My brother had a stock dell notebook, which came with XP Home, so I decided to help him out and install Pro on it. For some reason, on boot up, it always had an option to either start XP home or XP pro.. and home wasn't installed any more. So I finally just used the restore partition and restored the disk back to factory. Well he bought a new hard drive, and by God's grace I got a nice toshiba for free, which only needed a hard drive to be fully functional. So I formatted the whole drive this time, restore partition and all, and installed a fresh XP pro. But it's still doing it! I don't understand this at all. It seems like reformatting the whole drive would take care of that. Can anyone explain this or better yet tell me how to fix it? thanks!
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12/13/08 at 3:43pm