Hello. I think I screwed up my old HDD's bootup setup on an old Dell Optiplex GX280 test PC. I was trying to install three different 32-bit Windows onto this machine for testing purposes. It is a single boot setup and not dual/triple boots as well. IIRC, this is what happened... I had slipstreamed Windows XP Pro. SP2/3 (forgot which one) installed in C: drive and made a Symantec Ghost image (use its boot CD-R) of it D: drive. Then, I accidently installed either Vista or Windows 7 into D: drive (was supposed to be in C: drive!) so my PC thinks I am dual booting which I did not want to do! I need to undo/fix this, but I think I made it worse as I tried to fix this! I tried to restore XP back to C: with my Ghost image backup, but the dual boot was still there! I tried restoring Vista/W7, but that didn't help either. I also tried clean reinstalling XP form its setup CD (booted from PC's bootup) into C: from scratch, but it didn't fix the problem. I tried booting up XP Pro. SP2 CD's recovery console to use fixmbr.exe \Device\HardDisk0 on the drive based on http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixmbr.mspx instructions and rebooted, but that didn't work either (same problem). Maybe I did it wrong? I have never used it before, but then I never had to fix/undo multi-boot setup before. What am I missing and how do I have PC just boot to pure Windows that is installed on the current C: drive? I knew I should had been more careful with installation (C: and not D. Do I have to do a full clean format on the computer? I don't want to lose Dell recovery partition/drive (don't have its original recovery discs for it either) too. Thank you in advance. -- "I'm not afraid of insects taking over the world, and you know why? It would take about a million ants just to aim a gun at me, let alone fire it. And you know what I'm doing while they're aiming it at me? I just sort of slip off to the side, and then suddenly run up and kick the gun out of their hands." --Jack Handy from Saturday Night Live /\___/\ Phil./Ant @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site) / /\ /\ \ Ant's Quality Foraged Links: http://aqfl.net | |o o| | \ _ / If crediting, then use Ant nickname and AQFL URL/link. ( ) If e-mailing, then axe ANT from its address if needed. Ant is currently not listening to any songs on this computer.