Vista OS Selector / Windows Boot Manager Issue

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi. Currently,I have a hdisk with 2 partitions and the 1st partition has XP Pro SP2 OS and just installed Vista on the 2nd partition. Everytime I boot up the OS selector is default to Vista. I had deleted the partition for the Vista and still when booting up the Vista OS selector is still there even if Vista is already deleted. So, I had re-installed Vista again to see what will happen. After booting up, the OS selector now has 3 options : (1) Previous version of windows, (2) Vista, and (3) Vista...
    After uninstalling Vista again, how will I remove the OS selector since I have only one OS which is XP?
    Thanks.
     
  2. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    you can edit the boot settings by going to "system properties" > "advanced" tab > under "startup and recovery" click settings
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    You need to be uber carefull about playing with the boot.ini you can use winxp cd boot into the repair console and run the command fixboot

    this will rewrite the boot.ini
     
  4. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    I was able to replace the default OS at boot up. Thanks.
    How do I remove the other "Vista OS"? The boot up options looks like this.

    Earlier version of Windows ( this is my XP )
    Vista ( this is the newly installed Vista )
    Vista ( this was the uninstalled Vista - how do I remove it? )

    Thanks again.
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Changing the XP boot.ini will have no affect on the Vista boot loader. When you dual boot XP and Vista the XP boot loading files are changed. You have to use bcdedit.exe or if you want a GUI then get VistaBootPRO.
     
  6. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok. great. Thanks a lot for the info. I really appreciate it.