I’ve sorted out a m8s PC for him. His son had done a recovery install, but installed XP on the D partition and not the C drive. I couldn’t do a recovery install from the D drive as the windows files had wiped the recovery files. I got all the drivers I could from the internet and loaded XP from an OEM disc I had using his software key.
Windows works OK and loads no problem, except for a soundcard issue I can’t fix just yet. The only thing is, when you boot up the PC it gives the option to boot from two versions of XP, both of which work OK, but it looks odd. Is this an MBR problem and if so how do I fix it/make it go away please?
Selected show all files & folders and can’t see boot.ini (this is winxp home). There are three users and two partitions. No file showing under any user. Tried search all hard drives, no boot.ini file found. Just checking system information now.
The sound is a driver issue. There is the on-board realtek and there is another PCI card (Creative I think - I haven’t taken the cover off to check) I’ve disabled the card in hardware for now and activated the on-board through the bios. He has sound for now, just not through the PCI card and I want to see what he wants me to do first.