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  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Ok, so i deleted the vista partition from my dads computer and now when you reboot it wants to go into vista but since it's not there it just give me a bunch of bull,

    anyway, how do i remove the option to boot to vista? check my sig for his specs.........

    Thanks
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    Edit: Mod fix the thread title please. Boot not moot :slap:
     
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    you might need to go into xp recovery console and do fixboot + fixmbr (cant remember what order to do them in now though
     
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    Title fixed.

    I've done this before.

    • Boot into the XP CD.
    • Once it's loaded, press "R" for recovery console
    • Select the partition you want to fix (it'll give you numbers which correspond to partition locations and root paths. If you only have one copy of Windows installed on your entire computer, just press 1).
    • Log in as an administrator. If you only have one user account, or there are no passwords for your system, just press enter without typing anything.
    • Type in "fixmbr", and say yes to anything that's asking you if you REALLY want to over-write the Master Boot Record.
    • Reboot.
    • If you get right to XP, congratulations. If you don't, get back in the XP CD and run "fixboot".
     
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    that appears to deal with "vistas" boot manager and not xp's

    thanks while but i don't think that will work
     
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    thats what it shows, and thats what i want to get rid of........i tried what ya said zek but it didn't work
     
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    At the "choose partition" part, was there more than one option?

    For example,
    1- C:/Windows
    2- C:/Program files
    3- C:/Root

    If there was more than one option, get right back in repair console and try a different partition. I once tried fixmbr-ing a Win2k partition using the XP CD...what a mess THAT was.
     
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    umm, no, it was just, chose partition, i hit 1 and enter, then it says........ahh i'm an idiot, i was using the drive as the directory, ok, brb and i'll post results
     
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    ok, well i do the repair console, it says d:/windows/fixmbr

    then all the crap about am i sure,
    i say yes, it over writes it and then boots into xp, but first it ask if i want vista or xp.

    it shows C: as my external hdd, and E: as a floppy
     
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    VistaBootPro also works in XP. I know, I use it. It will let you remove the Vista boot loader, even from XP, It will also allow you to make boot tweaks to Vista from within XP. It even lets you restore the Vista boot loader, if you somehow screwed it up, all from within XP or Vista.
     
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