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Deleting Second Boot From Boot List

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#1 misterbean


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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:56 AM

Hello friends,

Thanks for your previous replies. A couple of days ago, I've reformatted my second hdd where the second win xp sp 2 boot was available since I didn't need it anymore via Disk Management in Control Panel. The problem is that the boot is still available in the boot list. How I can remove/delete it so that my computer will automatically boot and the desktop directly appear?
I use the same os on my first boot.

Thanks a lot.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:21 AM

There are a couple of ways to do it. One is to run msconfig and select the "boot.ini" tab. There you will see an option to check for all boot paths. If the boot path that you want to delete is found to be invalid, you should be given the opportunity to delete it. Note that if you have the "recovery console" installed, it will erroneously flag it as invalid.

The second is to run sysdm.cpl and select Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Edit.

This brings up the boot.ini file (otherwise invisible and protected) and you can manually edit out the invalid path.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:10 AM

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:15 AM

How to remove a second installation of a Windows operating system from a partition
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:39 AM

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;289022

If the second install is actually removed from your system, but still is on the boot.ini file, all you need do is remove it from the boot.ini file.


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