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post #1 of 7
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So,

I had a problem installing vista and so I installed on 2 HDDs. Now I formated one and left the other one with the OS. Now everytime I switch on the PC, there would be two OS to choose from, one is right and the other one is not (the one that I formated).

Was that supposed to vanish as soon as I formated??

Could anyone please tell me how I can remove it?

10q
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format the second disc then reboot with the windows dvd in and get the recovery console up and use the fixmbr (i think thats what its called) command to put a new master boot record in, let it replace the MBR then exit and reboot and it should see then that there is only one copy of windows and load it without ant trouble.
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post #3 of 7
Do you have 2 Vistas to select from or Vista and XP?
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Yes I have two vistas to select. I need to remove quickly!!!
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Still haven't yet found an answer to this. It is irritating having to choose all the time and not starting by itself!!!
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post #6 of 7
in windows xp you can change the mbr by typing msconfig in the run option cmd on the start button on the task bar then check and then change the boot.ini settings to get rid of the unwanted second os boot option.
I dont know if vista has the same options but its worth a look.
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by cptjharkness View Post
in windows xp you can change the mbr by typing msconfig in the run option cmd on the start button on the task bar then check and then change the boot.ini settings to get rid of the unwanted second os boot option.
I dont know if vista has the same options but its worth a look.
TNX, it worked perfectly with Vista too

Now it will load automatically!!
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