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Need Help Wtih Windows Xp Boot Screen


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#1 CodyKoloski

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:47 PM

Hey, I am new here Not even sure if this is the correct section to post in, but I recently Partitioned my Hard drive to Dual Boot Windows 7 with Windows XP Professional and Had Problems With the Windows 7 Installation So I Decided to Just Reformat The Partitioned side and merge back My Windows XP Professional Side, Upon doing so everything worked alright except for My Operating Systems Choice Screen. What I am looking to do is eliminate having to click Older Versions of Windows choice and just allow it to boot straight into Windows XP Since I got rid of Windows 7, I think it has something to do with My BootMgr, and boot folders but I Didn't want to go messing around with those and decided I would try to get a good explanation on here how to go about removing the Operating systems choice menu-Making Windows XP Pro First Priority, Thanks.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:34 PM

You probably need to edit your boot.ini file:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

When you attempted to install Win 7, the Windows XP boot loader ceases to be important. The Win 7 bootloader is now the key, reflecting both operating systems.

Deleting the Windows 7 partition...does not resolve the situation that the Win 7 bootloader now has control of the system boot files. Consequently, you are still presented with two boot options, even though you have eliminated your Win 7 install.

Removing Win 7 From Dual-boot

Removing Your Win 7 Partition

Me...I think that I just used EasyBCD to remove the bootloader files when I broke up one of my XP/Win 7 dual-boots earlier but I won't suggest that, bowing to the solutions that others have tried and are certain will do the job. I believe that I just took the easy way out and removed the boot option for the departed Win 7 install, because I don't care about the Win 7 bootloader files still being on the XP install...I eliminated the boot option that was nonexistent.

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Edited by hamluis, 20 April 2010 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:02 PM

Thankyou for the useful information.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:22 PM

When you attempted to install Win 7, the Windows XP boot loader ceases to be important. The Win 7 bootloader is now the key, reflecting both operating systems.

Deleting the Windows 7 partition...does not resolve the situation that the Win 7 bootloader now has control of the system boot files. Consequently, you are still presented with two boot options, even though you have eliminated your Win 7 install.

Removing Win 7 From Dual-boot

Removing Your Win 7 Partition

Me...I think that I just used EasyBCD to remove the bootloader files when I broke up one of my XP/Win 7 dual-boots earlier but I won't suggest that, bowing to the solutions that others have tried and are certain will do the job. I believe that I just took the easy way out and removed the boot option for the departed Win 7 install, because I don't care about the Win 7 bootloader files still being on the XP install...I eliminated the boot option that was nonexistent.

Louis


The first link isn't linked to anything unless i did something wrong?

Edited by hamluis, 21 April 2010 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:26 AM

<<The first link isn't linked to anything unless i did something wrong?>>

Thanks, link was broken, I have now edited/fixed :thumbsup:.

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