Clearing OS's from boot manager.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by legodude83089, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    I was curious if anyone could tell me how to clear OS's from the boot manager because having to select between XP and previously installed OS's during boot it starting to get annoying. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Right click on “My Computer”, then select Properties, Advanced, Startup And Recovery and click on Setting. Edit the boot.ini file and remove the entries of the OS.
     
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  3. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
    ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
    ;
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

    This is what I'm getting. The previous OS was Vista and I can't find BCDEDIT.exe. Thanks though.
     
  4. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    Also Vista was installed on a seperate hard drive from where XP is.
     
  5. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    Right click on “My Computer”, then select Properties, Advanced, Startup And Recovery and click on Setting. Edit the boot.ini file:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect


    Throw in your XP cd and reboot. Hit your r key and go into recovery.
    Enter 1 for your XP C:\ drive. When it asks for password, just hit enter and type the following one at a time

    fixboot
    fixmbr

    press y to agree with fixes. Exit out. Remove XP cd.

    The Vista bootmanager should be gone and you'll boot right into XP.
     
  6. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    Thanks for the help.