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Help Removing Vista from a dual boot configuration

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by stephenp1983, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. stephenp1983

    stephenp1983 Thread Starter

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    I had xp and vista installed on two seperate partitions that I created using parition magic. I went in and formated the partion with vista and used Partition magic to reallocate the space back to my c partition with xp.

    The problem now is that I still get the screen asking which os I want to load on bootup. I have tried going into the recovery console and running fixboot, but I get an error saying can not find the system drive, or the drive specified is not valid When I run chkdisk it also gives me an error The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems

    Does anyone have any suggestions to remove the dual boot screen?
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Right click My Computer, choose Properties, Advanced, Startup and recovery and uncheck "time to display list of operating systems".
     
  3. stephenp1983

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    Unfortunately that didn't seem to work. It is still showing the dual boot for vista even though its gone.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Run,msconfig,ok,startup and then choose "boot.ini" tab. delete the one you do not want...
     
  5. stephenp1983

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    I've already tried that as well, but vista doesn't use the boot.ini, it has its own bootloader which is different. The vista bootloader modifies the boot.ini on xp which I believe causes this.

    I think if I can restore my boot.ini in xp then it will fix the problem, but like I said I can run fixboot in the recovery console.
     
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