multiboot problem

July 11, 2010 at 10:58:16
Specs: Windows XP
i was having a multibooting system but i formatted my d drive where windows 7 was install.....................but still there is a windows 7 option on multiboot screen whiling to remove the windows 7 option from multiboot screen.... its urgent

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July 11, 2010 at 11:50:29
Do you have any operating system installed? If so you can
remove it from windows by doing the following...'

1. Click start.
2. Right click my computer and go to properties.
3. Go to the advanced tab.
4. Click the settings button under Startup and Recovery.
5. UNCHECK "Time to display list of operating systems:"

Thats exactly how it is done on Windows XP, if you only have
Windows 7 then we must hope that is the same or similar.

Manufacturer: Dell computer corporation
Model: Optiplex gx270
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional CPU/Ram: 2.793 GHz / 1024 MB
Video Card: Sapphire HD 3650 AGP

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July 11, 2010 at 12:07:28
Well not quite how it's dun under XP... It's a "sort of" way - but a bit of a fudge...; as the entry (in the boot-menu) is actually still there?

Perhaps... boot to XP; right click on MyComputer to go to Properties... Then select Advanced tab; in the lower third Startup/Recovery area... choose settings... There near the top of the display box is an edit button...; which is where you can open the boot.ini and edit it to remove the reference to Windows-7. Save changes and exit...

Similary if you open Notepad/Wordpad and then locate and open the within it... you can again edit the boot.ini to remove the reference to Windows-7; after which save changes and exit...

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July 12, 2010 at 03:00:20

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July 12, 2010 at 03:10:07
but response 1 and 2 didnt work......................i changed the settings but it still shows the windows 7 option on start up.....................pls help

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July 12, 2010 at 04:11:14
You had Windows-7 installed first presumably; then you added in XP; then you deleted Windows-7? Is that correct; if not the please post what was there first and how you added the second OS...

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July 12, 2010 at 06:29:17
i installed windows xp first in c drive and after that i installed windows 7 in d drive...then i formated d drive but still it shows windows 7 option in startup screen.....i tried respond 1 and 2 but still it shows windows 7 option

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July 12, 2010 at 06:49:23
mmm I seem to recall that when Windows-7 goes in (after an earlier OS - W2k/XP) it takes over the W2K/XP boot-loader and in effect becomes dominant...

You have to remove that entirely - and then theoretically all will be as you wish...

"I think..." you run XP fixboot/fixmbr routines to resolve it. But not having gone down this route (window-7 wth XP) thus far... not entirely sure...

Will have a google etc. later to see how you remove the Windows-7 traces... And maybe you can do the same too - and post back?

A very kwik look-see just now also suggests a repair installation of XP - a proper repair (as in an overwrite of existing XP installation) - not using recovery console...

And excellent/detained how to is here:

Read it carefully - you are doing a REPAIR installation...

But first - just in-case... copy all your important file (the I don't want to lose this stuff) to optical or other external media.; and verify the copies are truly accessible on at least one other system if possible. Then set about resolving the problem as posted...

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July 12, 2010 at 07:05:41
so will i do repair........can u explain the process

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July 12, 2010 at 08:18:58
Read the Michael Stevens link - reference - carefully; which I included in my last reply immediately above.

It is very clearly described.

Remember you are doing a REPAIR Installation - this does not mean you use the Recovery Console process... You go on past the first offer to repair anything... Again it's all clearly described in the above link/reference.

When you go to his openng page - select the "Skip to Repair Install" and it's all there - in detail.

Again - just in-case... copy/safeguard your files/data etc. to external media; so that if per chance "anything" goes amiss (wrong), your data/files etc. is/are secure elsewhere...

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