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Old 10-28-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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So about a week ago i partitioned my HD and put on windows vista, so i had vista on one and xp on the other. So when i pput on my computer it comes to the black screen and asks if to proceed with the windows vista or a previous version of windows ie xp
So after trying out vista for a while i wanted to remove it...so i did, and i partitioned the space back onto my drive...making it one again. So i turn on my computer...but the screen still comes up...and i have to press up to "previous version of window" to access xp.
How do i get back my orignal bootup process so it goes directly to xp without me having to press up and select it.
Anyone understand my problem?...any suggestions?
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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Hi swami85, welcome to TSF..

there's a couple of ways to do this, but i'll explain the easiest way first:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
msconfig
- Click OK
- Select the BOOT.INI tab and then click the 'Check all boot paths' button
- If it detects the error in the boot.ini, a popup will appear asking if you want to remove it, click 'Yes'
- Click Appy then OK and restart your system and all should be ok now.

If you have any problems doing that, let me know and i'll instruct you how to edit the boot.ini file manually.

Hope that helps :)
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thanks for the fast reply....it found an invalid path but that was the recovery drive. So the black and white page still comes up asking whether to load vista or previous version of windows.
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:00 PM   #4
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Ok, we'll try the other way ;)

- Right click on your 'My Computer' icon either on your Start Menu or Desktop and select Properties then the Advanced tab
- In the Startup and Recovery section, click the Settings button
- Now click the Edit button
- Your boot.ini should now open in Notepad (or your default text editor if you use something else)
- Copy n paste the contents into your next reply and we'll instruct you what you need to remove

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thanks for the help...but with some searching i found another solution by downloading VistaBootPRO, which has an option to remove the vista bootloader.
So now everything works fine...but thanks very much for replying
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