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Reboot 8. You should try the following software Spybot S&D Adaware Spyware Doctor I use these in conjunction with each other to clear my pc, they work very well. so dual boot with only XP OS. After it was restored 2 new folders appeared on my c: drive. Source

Restarted, and BAM! I'm wondering if removing the bootloader will destroy my ability to boot in to vista on HD-A, effectively wiping vista. at the time i didnt know they redid the boot record and loader which takes over. And then select the newly created partition, ensure it is a "Logical" drive.

Ask a question and give support. Very informative link…I *think* I understand what's going on…but am not sure. Right-click on Computer and select Manage.

Have a look on the last post on this page (http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=667166&SiteID=17) to rebuild your Vista bootloader. i typed the command "h:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force" in "run" - H being the drive letter of the image and then i restarted the computer. Join the community here, it only takes a minute. FYI My current boot.ini on my C: drive looks like this: ; ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems. ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot

Reply Preston says: September 22, 2006 at 12:47 pm Is there a way to "RESTORE" the VISTA Boot Manager to the boot sector…instead of removing it? When I go in to format my xp partition (c:\) it tells me I can't format my system partition. I tried reinstalling ntoskrnl from the original file, but that did not work either. Visit Website It claims cannot load ntldr I've done this vista installation three times now.

Reply tim says: October 26, 2006 at 9:13 am I installed vista b2 on the same partition as my xp's. Since you loaded 3 OS's I cannot do more than guess where it is on your system, but the operations shown in http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2676-bcdedit-how-use.html seem to show that bcdedit can move it. Thanks and have a nice day. Now you need to download and install EasyBCD and follow the steps on Page 4 to add a boot entry for Windows XP.

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I had a working two hard drive system with Vista RC2 on one and XP on the other. Reply indy says: October 19, 2006 at 7:22 am I installed vista on my primary drive "c:\" and it told me that it would put my xp pro and documents into The only way you can remove Vista from the partition is by reformatting the entire hard drive and reinstalling XP from scratch. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 11 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions

Because that is all I have. this contact form Looks like I got a bit of work ahead of me… Reply cristian says: August 21, 2006 at 1:26 am holam!! Or should I do somethin else? However, you should try reinstalling since there is nothing I know that prevents Vista from installing on a hard drive configuration like yours.

Everything is working, I don't have any problems with drivers or the internet. I'm sorry but I can't really help you without taking a personal look at it. Rather than complain about it, consider leaving the dual boot in place till you have the time to start over.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - how can I have a peek here Thanks a lot gbhall, I appreciate your help, now I am having a different problem.

Answers This thread Refback 04-02-2008 09:04 AM 2 How to delete xp partition from my pre installed vista laptop? - Yahoo! I thought from your first post you were trying to reformat the XP partition, but was doing so from Windows 7 (or 8) not from XP itself. so i decided to reinstall xp but when i tried, it had fatal errors.

Then go to the "Manage Bootloader" tab.

  • Name worked 100% had 3 partitions.
  • But my Vista fails to load at all.
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  • Ensure you have the Vista DVD image emulated or in the DVD drive.
  • This entry is not a boot application, but instead uses NTLDR and Boot.ini to boot into an operating system that is older than Windows Vista.

Many thanks. (PS: A simply format of the D: drive does nothing to resolve this- it merely formats the visible 1.99GB) Reply Randomskratch says: September 21, 2006 at 7:58 am @Long To ‘uninstall' without removing my partition, i boot into Windows xp, select all Vista related folders, change permissions under ‘security settings' in properties then delete the files and folders into the I am formatting and merging the partition now 🙂 -crimsy Reply Long Zheng says: October 11, 2006 at 8:48 pm @Julie: Why don't you just format your whole hard disk? But Vista didn't see my other system when I install it.

Hey, thanks gbhall for answering. My end goal is to remove Vista and install Vista64. You will use this entry to boot into Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and earlier operating systems (if installed on the computer)." This seems to imply that the boot.ini file on Check This Out Vista is on a partition on a different hard drive to XP.

Or, can I just reformat the Vista drive (L:) and install Vista64 there? The C: drive contains Windows Vista and as Windows XP can read NTFS partitions it can browse and modify Vista's file structure. Reply Long Zheng says: September 27, 2006 at 9:25 pm AndyW: I think your boot.ini method is right. Otherwise Vista shouldn't have any affect on your ability to boot from CD.

If you uninstalled it and confirmed it, then it would not be possible to have returned. @Cropje Jnr: That doesn't sound like a Vista problem. You'll find there a chance to fire up a cmd.exe where you can start diskpart.exe. Is there a way to verify the boot.ini is being processed? and your vista is ready used...

There is also Norton PartitionMagic, which I found more complicated to use. Just be careful to restore the MBR, with no OS on the C: partition, it is good to keep in mind that your boot.ini file will still be there, hidden. I will check this blog often. 🙂 Reply Jack Roberts says: September 20, 2006 at 7:51 am Hello, You guide worked perfectly for removing my XP Pro/Vista dual boot. Also it can be installed on Windows XP so this means that there's no need for any more reboots or playing with recovery DVDs.

ThanX for any further insight you can give me on this. Go to "Start" and "Run". Hope you could help. The problem is upon booting I'm presented with the typical menu with previous os and Vista, selecting previous os would not boot XP.

Optional: Restart to ensure it still works. thanks to anonymous for the program hint. Reply pinokio says: July 8, 2006 at 1:03 am any idea where can i get vista driver for my soundcard cos winxp drivers not working Reply Shahid says: July 14, 2006 On the product key page press SHIFT + F10 to launch a Windows PE 2.0 command window.

Reply Long Zheng says: September 13, 2006 at 1:04 am @Sri: I hope you did it in XP.