deleting dual boot option at start-up

  jayc1977 00:06 07 Feb 2009


I dual booted xp onto vista but didn't like it so I formatted my hdd to delete the xp but I still get to option to start xp on boot, I looked at the boot.ini file and it only shows the xp option. if I delete this will i still get vista at boot?
Can anyone tell me what the boot.ini file is ment to look like for vista on it's own?


  lotvic 00:13 07 Feb 2009


"The familiar boot.ini file of previous Windows versions has been replaced in Windows Vista with a new boot file called BCDedit. It is unfortunate that, unlike, boot.ini the BCDedit file is not the easiest of files to actually edit. Some would say that the boot.ini file was a nightmare, well BCDedit is absolutely horrendous. "

For more information on the Vista Boot manager click here

  jayc1977 11:09 07 Feb 2009

Ok, I took the plunge and deleted the xp option on the boot.ini file then restarted and xp was still available in the boot menu, I then deleted the boot.ini file from my c: and when booted again guess what it was there!!! I looked into the BCDedit that vista uses but cant really find the windows xp option in the boot process, any help would be appreciated!

  T0SH 12:28 07 Feb 2009

Try right click My Computer,Properties,Advanced System Settings ,to bring up the System Properties window , in the Startup and Recovery section ,Settings,check the default operating system is set correctly then untick the box that says "Time to display list of operating systems" or set it to zero seconds OK apply & OK out reboot you will no longer get the boot options

Cheers HC

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:01 07 Feb 2009

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  woodchip 16:34 07 Feb 2009

XP as written to the boot sector of the Hard Drive thats why it keeps coming back, it needs a editor

  sidecar sid 17:16 07 Feb 2009

Download and install VistaBootPRO.
click here
Select Manage OS Entries.
You can then delete XP if it is listed.

  jayc1977 23:10 07 Feb 2009

I managed to remove xp with ABC, thanks for your advice

  jayc1977 18:01 08 Feb 2009

ment to say easybcd

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