Can't get rid of Other (Vista) O/S on boot up

  KorgY 18:40 31 Mar 2008


For a while, I had a dual boot with Vista and XP (Xp being my main operating system [OS] ). Since then, I have got rid of Vista, by formatting the partition (just 50 Gigs). However, when I boot up, i still have the "Operating system Choice" in the boot menu, even though its a blank 50 gig Drive. When I select Vista, obviosly nother is on, and get a few promps "file XX is missing etc"

I want to get rid of Vista entirely. How do i do this? I have been in "Msconfig/Boot ini/check all boot paths", but it says in "check all boot paths "iy appears that all boot.ini lines for operating system are ok"



  KorgY 18:42 31 Mar 2008

BTW, I still have the 50 Gig as a partition (Size HD is 750 Gig)

Spec: Win XP pro 32



  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:26 31 Mar 2008

1. Boot your computer in to Windows XP.
2. Ensure you have the Vista DVD image emulated or in the DVD drive.
3. Go to “Start” and “Run”. Type in “e:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force” (without quotes, and replacing e: with the drive letter of your Vista DVD).
4. Restart the computer, and you will notice the boot selection menu is gone.
5. Format the partition/drive where you had Vista installed.
6. Remove two files (Boot.BAK & Bootsect.BAK) on your XP drive’s root folder (C:), these were backup files of your previous bootloader, now no longer useful.
7. Optional: Restart to ensure it still works.
8. Use your partition software to merge your partitions together.

  sidecar sid 20:12 31 Mar 2008

Download and install VistaBootPRO 3.3.0
click here
Run it and select the Bootloader tab.
Check the uninstall the Vista bootloader tab and apply.

  KorgY 22:47 31 Mar 2008

I've not tried those above yet, but will do later. Thanks for replying, much appreciated. Keep you posted


  KorgY 01:54 01 Apr 2008

Thanks Fruitbat, that worked. Very much appreciated.

Will allso bookmark your link Sidecar for future use *not that I wish to buse it in a hurry:)


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