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How to remove the dual boot selection from XP?


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#1 Emile

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:48 AM

Hello,
I had a dual boot XP and VISTA onto different HDs. The Vista hdd did crash totally. I had no problem to run XP as I had the choice between XP and Vista at boot time.So I installed a new HD with clean partition, active, ...Now I am ready to reinstall Vista .
I set the vista installation CD in the CD/DVD reader , the BIOS Is changed to access the CD as first choice . When I boot the PC I still receive the selection window XP or Vista ??? I select XP and XP starts ...I select Vista it is refused... In fact I cannot boot from the vista installation CD . I have controlled the boot.ini in XP (there is NO vista installed anymore) and I have the following :
";
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /FASTDETECT /NoExecute=OptIn
"
My question what to do to get rid of the selection XP-Vista and allow the boot using the Vista installation CD? Actually i do not know what to do..

Thanks in advance ...
Emile Asus P7P67 Pro v3, Intel 1155 3.4 GH, Corsair DDR3 8Gb,PCX Nvidia 560 ti,PCX Nvidia 550 ti,
SSD 120Gb, 2 x 1 Tera SATA6, Dual Boot

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

Take a look, Removing Vista Bootloader

Even though you can boot into XP right now, your system is still using the Vista bootloader. The above should take care of it.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:51 PM

Hello, SOLVED

Thanks to you and the http://www.dualbootpro.org/ product.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 02:00 PM

Thanks for letting us know the result...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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