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Old 10-10-05, 09:22
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Question Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

I did a clean install of windows xp. everthing went as should. Now that I am done, I have something called Microsoft Windows Whistler Personal.

What is it?

Why is it there?

How do I get rid of it?

I have used this disk three times before and never has this whistler popped up before.

Please help because my new comcast internet is not working and the error I get is "Could not accurately detect your operating system"

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Old 10-10-05, 09:46
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

Go to start, run, and type winver.

Post your full Windows build number.
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Old 10-10-05, 10:03
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

Whistler was the original MS codename for XP. It has been known to mysteriously pop up sometimes with earlier versions of XP.

If you are getting a boot menu with the option to boot to XP or Whistler, choose XP. When bootup is finished, click on Start -> Run -> Type msconfig -> Click on the Boot Ini tab then click on Check all boot paths. If a path is returned as invalid, click Fix invalid boot paths.

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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

ok, i will try this tonight. i am work on the net now. i'll post again about what i find tonight or tomorrow

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Old 10-10-05, 14:33
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

do you guys know how to get into dos so i can delete the partitions and do a clean install?

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Old 10-10-05, 17:04
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

Why do you want to do it that way?

Just use the XP CD and set your Bios to boot from CD.
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Old 10-11-05, 13:29
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

well, i want to do it that way because i allready did the install by booting from the cd. and when i did that, i got stuck with this whistler boot path. I'd like to try from dos in an attempt to not install this whistler

do you know how to do it?

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Old 10-11-05, 13:32
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

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Originally Posted by Adrynalyne
Go to start, run, and type winver.

Post your full Windows build number.
the build number is:

Version 5.1 (build 2600.xpsp 1.020828-1920: Service Pack 1


this is also after I tried blueheeler's instructions.

I was able to delete the boot path and everything seems to be working ok now.

But why was it there in the first place?

I have reformatted before and did not have this problem. Why now?

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Old 10-11-05, 15:58
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

you cannot use dos to run setup with xp it dosent support this option
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Old 10-11-05, 16:24
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Default Re: Help! Clean install of XP - now I have whistler - what is it!

There is no DOS with XP, you have a Recovery Console and a Command Console. Both of which look like DOS but it's not DOS.

Whistler is the XP Codename, just change it in boot.ini. Matter of fact just post a copy of your boot.ini. In Windows do the follwing:

Start -> Run
notepad c:\boot.ini
OK

Now copy your boot.ini into your reply.
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