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#1 KIDRoach

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:57 AM

I have both vista and xp on my pc... so, whenever i boot, they let me choose whether i would like to boot vista or xp...

right, so, that's normal... however, after i delete the partition with vista in it, the boot screen doesn't come off... it still lets me decide which one to boot... and to think that i cannot even load vista, since i've already deleted the os...

so, my question is actually, how do i remove this boot screen so that i do not have to choose either xp or vista, and instead, straightaway booting xp.. =)

any help is greatly appreciated :huh:
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:09 AM

There's 3 or 4 files/folders in the root of your boot drive (most commonly C:\) that must be removed in order to boot without Vista.

I believe that they are (I don't have XP on this system):
Boot (a folder)
bcedit (a file)
bootmgr (a file)
bootsect.bak (a file)

They can get a bit stubborn when you try to remove them. Take ownership and give yourself the permissions and you'll eventually be rid of them.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:47 PM

so if i just delete these 4 files and folders, i'll be able to get rid of the boot screen ? it won't do anything to the xp or would it ?

and i cannot locate the files you specified btw, there's only these 2 files in my C:

bootsect.bak ( a file)
boot.bak (a file )

and others of course, windows, program files and such things...

and i can't find it in the windows folder either...

in fact, i used search files to find bootmgr and couldn't find any (including hidden files )... was i supposed to type . exe or something behind the file name ?
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:18 PM

The problem is that Vista has overwritten the boot loader for your primary drive. To fix this you should follow these steps:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:59 AM

The folders are located in the root of your boot drive (most likely C:\) You'll have to enable a search for system and hidden files to find them.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:40 PM

I can boot the xp, but it's just that i wanna get rid of the boot chooser.

i did what you said, still i'm missing out one item, and i can't delete the file, it says something like file is in use or something like that, when i tried to delete it... how am i supposed to delete it ?

tried stopping the process manager in task manager, couldn't figure out which one to stop =/

btw, my XP is on the C: drive... =)
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:17 PM

It's likely that you're going to have to drill down to the bottom of the directory and start taking ownership and giving yourself permissions from there on up until you get rid of it.

If it's a single file, try one of the delete on reboot utilities suggested in the freeware replacements topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
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