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  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2007
Jeff
 

Posts: n/a
dual boot
Hello,
I tried a dual boot of xp pro sp2 and vista ultimate. xp on c: drive then I
made another partion with acronis disk director named v: drive and put vista
on that. This was to check out if my computer could handle the new vista
system as I am borderline with it. I found that I needed more ram and
decided to take vista off of my computer for now and return my computer to a
single boot machine as it was before. What happens now is that when I
deleted the vista partition when it boots it still askes me what operating
system do I want to select. It also left some unallocated space on that
vista partiton. How can I configure it like before. Just boots into xp
without asking and reallocate the unallocated space to go back into c:
drive.

Please need help
Regards,
J.P.Bach
jpbach@comcast.net


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  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2007
Michael Jennings
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
The unallocated space is an acronis disk director responsibility.
If MBR is pointed at ntldr, the Vista stuff in C: root will be ignored.
BootItNG would be able to handle that - I don't know why disk
director isn't able to. Try acronis support?

If you had used Acronis's imaging program to save an image of XP
pre-Vista, you wouldn't be asking how to restore XP. Getting that
or an alternative imaging program is something to think about.

"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message news:eal7i6TSHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hello,
> I tried a dual boot of xp pro sp2 and vista ultimate. xp on c: drive then I
> made another partion with acronis disk director named v: drive and put vista
> on that. This was to check out if my computer could handle the new vista
> system as I am borderline with it. I found that I needed more ram and
> decided to take vista off of my computer for now and return my computer to a
> single boot machine as it was before. What happens now is that when I
> deleted the vista partition when it boots it still askes me what operating
> system do I want to select. It also left some unallocated space on that
> vista partiton. How can I configure it like before. Just boots into xp
> without asking and reallocate the unallocated space to go back into c:
> drive.
>
> Please need help
> Regards,
> J.P.Bach
> jpbach@comcast.net
>
>

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Old 02-05-2007
Ron Miller
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
Jeff wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried a dual boot of xp pro sp2 and vista ultimate. xp on c: drive then I
> made another partion with acronis disk director named v: drive and put vista
> on that. This was to check out if my computer could handle the new vista
> system as I am borderline with it. I found that I needed more ram and
> decided to take vista off of my computer for now and return my computer to a
> single boot machine as it was before. What happens now is that when I
> deleted the vista partition when it boots it still askes me what operating
> system do I want to select. It also left some unallocated space on that
> vista partiton. How can I configure it like before. Just boots into xp
> without asking and reallocate the unallocated space to go back into c:
> drive.
>
> Please need help
> Regards,
> J.P.Bach
> jpbach@comcast.net
>
>

You'll need to boot from your XP CD and elect to Repair. When you get
into the Recovery Console type fixmbr at the prompt, Enter, and then try
to reboot the computer without the XP CD. If that doesn't take care of
the problem, completely, you may need to re-enter Recovery Console and
enter the command, fixboot. (It shouldn't really hurt anything to enter
both of these commands sequentially the first time you're in Recovery
Console.)
Once in XP, using Disk Management, make sure the V: drive is not marked
"active" (it shouldn't be since C: should be your only active partition
after the install you describe), and just delete it, reformat it, or
whatever you want to do to get it the way you like it. You will not be
able to get "the unallocated space to go back into the C: drive" without
a third-party application like Partition Magic, because, unlike Vista,
XP's Disk Management lacks the ability to resize partitions and logical
drives.
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Old 02-05-2007
Jeff
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
this is how my boot.ini looks now and it asks me what operating system do I
want

;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

now if I manually change it to this will it just boot to my xp pro without
asking

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect




"Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:eG1fUFVSHHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
The unallocated space is an acronis disk director responsibility.
If MBR is pointed at ntldr, the Vista stuff in C: root will be ignored.
BootItNG would be able to handle that - I don't know why disk
director isn't able to. Try acronis support?

If you had used Acronis's imaging program to save an image of XP
pre-Vista, you wouldn't be asking how to restore XP. Getting that
or an alternative imaging program is something to think about.

"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eal7i6TSHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hello,
> I tried a dual boot of xp pro sp2 and vista ultimate. xp on c: drive then
> I made another partion with acronis disk director named v: drive and put
> vista on that. This was to check out if my computer could handle the new
> vista system as I am borderline with it. I found that I needed more ram
> and decided to take vista off of my computer for now and return my
> computer to a single boot machine as it was before. What happens now is
> that when I deleted the vista partition when it boots it still askes me
> what operating system do I want to select. It also left some unallocated
> space on that vista partiton. How can I configure it like before. Just
> boots into xp without asking and reallocate the unallocated space to go
> back into c: drive.
>
> Please need help
> Regards,
> J.P.Bach
> jpbach@comcast.net
>



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Old 02-05-2007
Michael Jennings
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
No, because the Master Boot Record (MBR) points to a Vista
contraption, which points to ntldr via boot.ini when you select XP.

Your best bet is to follow the advice given by Ron Miller. In case
his reply to you got lost due to volume, click on this to see it:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/eY7pJIWS...TNGP02.phx.gbl

"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message news:eSrOL5WSHHA.5012@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> this is how my boot.ini looks now and it asks me what operating system do I
> want
>
> ;
> ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
> ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
> ;
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
> Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
>
> now if I manually change it to this will it just boot to my xp pro without
> asking
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
> Professional" /fastdetect
>
> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eG1fUFVSHHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> The unallocated space is an acronis disk director responsibility.
> If MBR is pointed at ntldr, the Vista stuff in C: root will be ignored.
> BootItNG would be able to handle that - I don't know why disk
> director isn't able to. Try acronis support?
>
> If you had used Acronis's imaging program to save an image of XP
> pre-Vista, you wouldn't be asking how to restore XP. Getting that
> or an alternative imaging program is something to think about.
>
> "Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:eal7i6TSHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Hello,
>> I tried a dual boot of xp pro sp2 and vista ultimate. xp on c: drive then
>> I made another partion with acronis disk director named v: drive and put
>> vista on that. This was to check out if my computer could handle the new
>> vista system as I am borderline with it. I found that I needed more ram
>> and decided to take vista off of my computer for now and return my
>> computer to a single boot machine as it was before. What happens now is
>> that when I deleted the vista partition when it boots it still askes me
>> what operating system do I want to select. It also left some unallocated
>> space on that vista partiton. How can I configure it like before. Just
>> boots into xp without asking and reallocate the unallocated space to go
>> back into c: drive.
>>
>> Please need help
>> Regards,
>> J.P.Bach
>> jpbach@comcast.net
>>

>
>



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Old 02-05-2007
Jeff
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
I deleted the vista partion already and when booting it asks which system
do I want I choose old versions and xp boots up

so know that vista is out there is still a part of it in there that pionts
to ntldr? if so how do I get the vista stuff out and back to my old boot.ini
without asking me which system I want.





"Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ugOIfCXSHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
No, because the Master Boot Record (MBR) points to a Vista
contraption, which points to ntldr via boot.ini when you select XP.

Your best bet is to follow the advice given by Ron Miller. In case
his reply to you got lost due to volume, click on this to see it:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/eY7pJIWS...TNGP02.phx.gbl

"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eSrOL5WSHHA.5012@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> this is how my boot.ini looks now and it asks me what operating system do
> I
> want
>
> ;
> ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
> ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
> ;
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
> Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
>
> now if I manually change it to this will it just boot to my xp pro without
> asking
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
> Professional" /fastdetect
>
> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eG1fUFVSHHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> The unallocated space is an acronis disk director responsibility.
> If MBR is pointed at ntldr, the Vista stuff in C: root will be ignored.
> BootItNG would be able to handle that - I don't know why disk
> director isn't able to. Try acronis support?
>
> If you had used Acronis's imaging program to save an image of XP
> pre-Vista, you wouldn't be asking how to restore XP. Getting that
> or an alternative imaging program is something to think about.
>
> "Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:eal7i6TSHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Hello,
>> I tried a dual boot of xp pro sp2 and vista ultimate. xp on c: drive then
>> I made another partion with acronis disk director named v: drive and put
>> vista on that. This was to check out if my computer could handle the new
>> vista system as I am borderline with it. I found that I needed more ram
>> and decided to take vista off of my computer for now and return my
>> computer to a single boot machine as it was before. What happens now is
>> that when I deleted the vista partition when it boots it still askes me
>> what operating system do I want to select. It also left some unallocated
>> space on that vista partiton. How can I configure it like before. Just
>> boots into xp without asking and reallocate the unallocated space to go
>> back into c: drive.
>>
>> Please need help
>> Regards,
>> J.P.Bach
>> jpbach@comcast.net
>>

>
>



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Old 02-06-2007
Michael Jennings
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
You do not need to get the vista stuff out. If the MBR doesn't point
to the vista stuff, the vista stuff just sits there doing nothing at all.
Getting rid of the Vista multi-boot files without changing the MBR will
leave you with a computer which won't boot from the hard drive.

Vista setup put multi-boot material in XP's root but did nothing to
boot ini other than dropping a non-operating comment into boot.ini,
so that XP starts normally when boot.ini is invoked by your selecting
old version. I knew that XP could fix that, but wasn't sure how, so I
suggested that you find out if and how acronis could fix it. Ron Miller
knew how XP could fix it and here is what he told you to do:

<quote>
You'll need to boot from your XP CD and elect to Repair. When you get
into the Recovery Console type fixmbr at the prompt, Enter, and then try
to reboot the computer without the XP CD. If that doesn't take care of
the problem, completely, you may need to re-enter Recovery Console and
enter the command, fixboot. (It shouldn't really hurt anything to enter
both of these commands sequentially the first time you're in Recovery
Console.)
Once in XP, using Disk Management, make sure the V: drive is not marked
"active" (it shouldn't be since C: should be your only active partition
after the install you describe), and just delete it, reformat it, or
whatever you want to do to get it the way you like it. You will not be
able to get "the unallocated space to go back into the C: drive" without
a third-party application like Partition Magic, because, unlike Vista,
XP's Disk Management lacks the ability to resize partitions and logical
drives.
</quote>

I explained what has to happen. The MBR has to be changed back
not to point to the Vista multi-boot but to point to boot.ini instead.
Windows won't let you get to the MBR. Acronis can change it, and
so can Windows XP, as Ron Miller explained. Either find your XP CD
and follow his advice, or ask Acronis, or tolerate the annoyance.

"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message news:%23JYgCXXSHHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> I deleted the vista partion already and when booting it asks which system
> do I want I choose old versions and xp boots up
>
> so know that vista is out there is still a part of it in there that pionts
> to ntldr? if so how do I get the vista stuff out and back to my old boot.ini
> without asking me which system I want.
>
> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ugOIfCXSHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> No, because the Master Boot Record (MBR) points to a Vista
> contraption, which points to ntldr via boot.ini when you select XP.
>
> Your best bet is to follow the advice given by Ron Miller. In case
> his reply to you got lost due to volume, click on this to see it:
> news://msnews.microsoft.com/eY7pJIWS...TNGP02.phx.gbl
>



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Old 02-06-2007
Jeff
 

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Re: dual boot
I went into recovery console and did the fixmbr and it did nothing then i
went back in and did fixboot and it said it could not find the drive. I then
rebooted and it came up the same ...choose which system you want to start.
Now what can I do?




"Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:O78ivZYSHHA.1180@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
You do not need to get the vista stuff out. If the MBR doesn't point
to the vista stuff, the vista stuff just sits there doing nothing at all.
Getting rid of the Vista multi-boot files without changing the MBR will
leave you with a computer which won't boot from the hard drive.

Vista setup put multi-boot material in XP's root but did nothing to
boot ini other than dropping a non-operating comment into boot.ini,
so that XP starts normally when boot.ini is invoked by your selecting
old version. I knew that XP could fix that, but wasn't sure how, so I
suggested that you find out if and how acronis could fix it. Ron Miller
knew how XP could fix it and here is what he told you to do:

<quote>
You'll need to boot from your XP CD and elect to Repair. When you get
into the Recovery Console type fixmbr at the prompt, Enter, and then try
to reboot the computer without the XP CD. If that doesn't take care of
the problem, completely, you may need to re-enter Recovery Console and
enter the command, fixboot. (It shouldn't really hurt anything to enter
both of these commands sequentially the first time you're in Recovery
Console.)
Once in XP, using Disk Management, make sure the V: drive is not marked
"active" (it shouldn't be since C: should be your only active partition
after the install you describe), and just delete it, reformat it, or
whatever you want to do to get it the way you like it. You will not be
able to get "the unallocated space to go back into the C: drive" without
a third-party application like Partition Magic, because, unlike Vista,
XP's Disk Management lacks the ability to resize partitions and logical
drives.
</quote>

I explained what has to happen. The MBR has to be changed back
not to point to the Vista multi-boot but to point to boot.ini instead.
Windows won't let you get to the MBR. Acronis can change it, and
so can Windows XP, as Ron Miller explained. Either find your XP CD
and follow his advice, or ask Acronis, or tolerate the annoyance.

"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%23JYgCXXSHHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> I deleted the vista partion already and when booting it asks which system
> do I want I choose old versions and xp boots up
>
> so know that vista is out there is still a part of it in there that pionts
> to ntldr? if so how do I get the vista stuff out and back to my old
> boot.ini
> without asking me which system I want.
>
> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ugOIfCXSHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> No, because the Master Boot Record (MBR) points to a Vista
> contraption, which points to ntldr via boot.ini when you select XP.
>
> Your best bet is to follow the advice given by Ron Miller. In case
> his reply to you got lost due to volume, click on this to see it:
> news://msnews.microsoft.com/eY7pJIWS...TNGP02.phx.gbl
>



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Old 02-06-2007
Michael Jennings
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
You did not insert the Windows XP CD, but used the Vista Boot
Manager's recovery console to return the MBR to what it ought
to be. It could not find Vista on V: and complained about that.
Since the MBR was pointing at bootmgr, not ntldr, the Vista
recovery console was satisfied that things were OK that way.

Jeff, my appetite for absurdity is completely satisfied. You have
a working Windows XP which boots from the hard drive. You
have to do things your way, not how anyone tells you. Guessing
what you did and why ought to be interesting, but it isn't any more.



"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message news:u8V1vPfSHHA.600@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I went into recovery console and did the fixmbr and it did nothing then i
> went back in and did fixboot and it said it could not find the drive. I then
> rebooted and it came up the same ...choose which system you want to start.
> Now what can I do?
>
>
>
>
> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O78ivZYSHHA.1180@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> You do not need to get the vista stuff out. If the MBR doesn't point
> to the vista stuff, the vista stuff just sits there doing nothing at all.
> Getting rid of the Vista multi-boot files without changing the MBR will
> leave you with a computer which won't boot from the hard drive.
>
> Vista setup put multi-boot material in XP's root but did nothing to
> boot ini other than dropping a non-operating comment into boot.ini,
> so that XP starts normally when boot.ini is invoked by your selecting
> old version. I knew that XP could fix that, but wasn't sure how, so I
> suggested that you find out if and how acronis could fix it. Ron Miller
> knew how XP could fix it and here is what he told you to do:
>
> <quote>
> You'll need to boot from your XP CD and elect to Repair. When you get
> into the Recovery Console type fixmbr at the prompt, Enter, and then try
> to reboot the computer without the XP CD. If that doesn't take care of
> the problem, completely, you may need to re-enter Recovery Console and
> enter the command, fixboot. (It shouldn't really hurt anything to enter
> both of these commands sequentially the first time you're in Recovery
> Console.)
> Once in XP, using Disk Management, make sure the V: drive is not marked
> "active" (it shouldn't be since C: should be your only active partition
> after the install you describe), and just delete it, reformat it, or
> whatever you want to do to get it the way you like it. You will not be
> able to get "the unallocated space to go back into the C: drive" without
> a third-party application like Partition Magic, because, unlike Vista,
> XP's Disk Management lacks the ability to resize partitions and logical
> drives.
> </quote>
>
> I explained what has to happen. The MBR has to be changed back
> not to point to the Vista multi-boot but to point to boot.ini instead.
> Windows won't let you get to the MBR. Acronis can change it, and
> so can Windows XP, as Ron Miller explained. Either find your XP CD
> and follow his advice, or ask Acronis, or tolerate the annoyance.
>
> "Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:%23JYgCXXSHHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> I deleted the vista partion already and when booting it asks which system
>> do I want I choose old versions and xp boots up
>>
>> so know that vista is out there is still a part of it in there that pionts
>> to ntldr? if so how do I get the vista stuff out and back to my old
>> boot.ini
>> without asking me which system I want.
>>
>> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:ugOIfCXSHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> No, because the Master Boot Record (MBR) points to a Vista
>> contraption, which points to ntldr via boot.ini when you select XP.
>>
>> Your best bet is to follow the advice given by Ron Miller. In case
>> his reply to you got lost due to volume, click on this to see it:
>> news://msnews.microsoft.com/eY7pJIWS...TNGP02.phx.gbl
>>

>
>




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Old 02-06-2007
Jeff
 

Posts: n/a
Re: dual boot
I did not say that I used the vista cd. "wrong". I did use the xp cd and
went to the recovery console. and that did not work. I finally went and made
a disc from another computer that I have running here and loaded the
boot.ini ntldr.dll ntdect.dll and hal.dll and that did the trick. I hope
that was interesting enough for you.
I did appreciate the help getting me in the right direction though.

thank you andregards,
Jeff




"Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:umodo8hSHHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
You did not insert the Windows XP CD, but used the Vista Boot
Manager's recovery console to return the MBR to what it ought
to be. It could not find Vista on V: and complained about that.
Since the MBR was pointing at bootmgr, not ntldr, the Vista
recovery console was satisfied that things were OK that way.

Jeff, my appetite for absurdity is completely satisfied. You have
a working Windows XP which boots from the hard drive. You
have to do things your way, not how anyone tells you. Guessing
what you did and why ought to be interesting, but it isn't any more.



"Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:u8V1vPfSHHA.600@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I went into recovery console and did the fixmbr and it did nothing then i
> went back in and did fixboot and it said it could not find the drive. I
> then
> rebooted and it came up the same ...choose which system you want to start.
> Now what can I do?
>
>
>
>
> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O78ivZYSHHA.1180@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> You do not need to get the vista stuff out. If the MBR doesn't point
> to the vista stuff, the vista stuff just sits there doing nothing at all.
> Getting rid of the Vista multi-boot files without changing the MBR will
> leave you with a computer which won't boot from the hard drive.
>
> Vista setup put multi-boot material in XP's root but did nothing to
> boot ini other than dropping a non-operating comment into boot.ini,
> so that XP starts normally when boot.ini is invoked by your selecting
> old version. I knew that XP could fix that, but wasn't sure how, so I
> suggested that you find out if and how acronis could fix it. Ron Miller
> knew how XP could fix it and here is what he told you to do:
>
> <quote>
> You'll need to boot from your XP CD and elect to Repair. When you get
> into the Recovery Console type fixmbr at the prompt, Enter, and then try
> to reboot the computer without the XP CD. If that doesn't take care of
> the problem, completely, you may need to re-enter Recovery Console and
> enter the command, fixboot. (It shouldn't really hurt anything to enter
> both of these commands sequentially the first time you're in Recovery
> Console.)
> Once in XP, using Disk Management, make sure the V: drive is not marked
> "active" (it shouldn't be since C: should be your only active partition
> after the install you describe), and just delete it, reformat it, or
> whatever you want to do to get it the way you like it. You will not be
> able to get "the unallocated space to go back into the C: drive" without
> a third-party application like Partition Magic, because, unlike Vista,
> XP's Disk Management lacks the ability to resize partitions and logical
> drives.
> </quote>
>
> I explained what has to happen. The MBR has to be changed back
> not to point to the Vista multi-boot but to point to boot.ini instead.
> Windows won't let you get to the MBR. Acronis can change it, and
> so can Windows XP, as Ron Miller explained. Either find your XP CD
> and follow his advice, or ask Acronis, or tolerate the annoyance.
>
> "Jeff" <jpbach@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:%23JYgCXXSHHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> I deleted the vista partion already and when booting it asks which system
>> do I want I choose old versions and xp boots up
>>
>> so know that vista is out there is still a part of it in there that
>> pionts
>> to ntldr? if so how do I get the vista stuff out and back to my old
>> boot.ini
>> without asking me which system I want.
>>
>> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:ugOIfCXSHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> No, because the Master Boot Record (MBR) points to a Vista
>> contraption, which points to ntldr via boot.ini when you select XP.
>>
>> Your best bet is to follow the advice given by Ron Miller. In case
>> his reply to you got lost due to volume, click on this to see it:
>> news://msnews.microsoft.com/eY7pJIWS...TNGP02.phx.gbl
>>

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