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saikibryan

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folks i've two hard drives (160 gb n 80 gb), i had winxp installed in da 160 one. then i tried vista rc1 on that same drive. some time later i installed ubuntu in the 80 gb drive. now vista has gone as i've installed winxp back again in 160gb. but problem is that in da bootin section vista is still showin as an option, how do i get rid of this????? another thing if i format da 80 gb drive ubuntu will back off or remain as bootin option? plz help...i want to get rid of vista n ubuntu for now........
 

Lucky_star

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Right Click on My Computer-> Goto Advanced->Under Startup and recovery click Setting->Under System Startup Click Edit-> A text file named boot.ini will open

In that text file you will see something like this:
Code:
 multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

under or above this their will be similar lines for Vista.
Delete that whole line, save and exit.
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That link given by Vimal explains it better.
 
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saikibryan

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okay guys wat its showin i'm copyin here....
;
;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" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

now tell me wat to do....
and wat about that ubuntu thing?
how should i get rid of tat???
 

Vishal Gupta

Microsoft MVP
Just boot using XP Setup CD and give following commands:

fixmbr
fixboot


@vimal
bcdedit.exe is used in Vista to edit boot entries in new Vista boot loader. ;)
 
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saikibryan

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well thanks for concern...da commands ya gave, where shall i type them? i'll boot wit winxp cd then? command prompt or normal boot?
 

Vishal Gupta

Microsoft MVP
1.) Boot using XP CD.
2.) Press R when asked to enter into "Recovery Console".
3.) Select Keyboard configuration.
4.) Enter "Administrator" password when asked.
5.) Now enter both commands one by one.

It'll remove new Vista boot loader and u'll direct boot into XP. :)
 

Arsenal_Gunners

Human Spambot
Vishal Gupta said:
Just boot using XP Setup CD and give following commands:

fixmbr
fixboot


@vimal
bcdedit.exe is used in Vista to edit boot entries in new Vista boot loader. ;)
thanks for the info.:)
 
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