First post here.
My problem. I have a PC running Windows XP, and it has been fine for so very long.
Today, I decided to Partition my HDD, and then Install a newer version of Windows (7 Server) on the seperate partition.
I did so with success.
But then I realised that the OS was a bit slow, due to lack of RAM I guess. So I decided to Delete the Partition with Windows 7 on it.
Upon restarting my PC, I was met with a message in order for me to pick which OS to load.
1 Older OS (XP) (I renamed this to Windows XP using BCD in the next step btw.)
As Partition with 7 was gone I just continued with XP.
But me being the impatient person decided that the option to boot to 7 at boot up was going to be too time consuming. (The act to select xp and hit enter)
So I looked for solutions online on how to remove 7 from the boot menu. Most were saying go to Boot.Ini and remove the entry for 7, but it never showed up there. So I downloaded this BCD utility and lo and behold it actually managed to 'see' the 7 boot option. I clicked it and hit delete, restarted.
But then the Boot Select screen showed up again. This time though, it only showed Windows 7, not XP anymore. And obviously I can't run 7 as I just had deleted the Partition for it. So when I hit enter on 7 it goes no-where.
Please help me gain access to my old OS and data.
I am extremely upset at my stupidity. Even though the program BCD clearly Identified the Win 7 OS as the second option.
Oh XP how I miss thee.