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Recovering from dual boot


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#1 straightupwv

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:47 AM

I recently installed Windows 7 in a dual boot setup with XP Pro.  I had video driver issues with 7 so I wiped and deleted that partition, then resized the XP partition to take up the entire hard drive again. My problem is that when I reboot, I still get the option to boot to 7 or an "earlier version of Windows".  How can I get rid of this message and get the computer to just boot to XP?


Edited by straightupwv, 03 May 2014 - 05:54 AM.

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:28 AM

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Usually updating the MBR with XP compatible boot code will solve this. To do this, you should boot from a XP setup CD and use "Recovery Console" to issue the "FiXBoot" and "FixMBR" commands.

 

http://www.home-computer-support.org/windows-xp-recovery-console.html



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:38 PM

I tried what you said and it worked like a charm.  Thank you so much!!!


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 01:54 AM

If you wish, you can install the Recovery Console, it will appear in your boot menu when needed. Tutorial from BC! I still have one unused XP install that has the RC installed.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/

 

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Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 





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