How to avoid it in the future? Well for starters, don't dual boot. With
virtualization where it is today, it's rarely necessary. Pick a version of
the OS and stick with it and if you need an older one for compatibility
reasons, keep it in a virtual machine. If you don't understand master boot
records and how various OS's tend to step on each others toes then you'll
get into situations like this.
And if you do run into the problem again, you might get more help if you
don't come to a Microsoft community newsgroup with an attitude like "knowing
Microsoft software it may not work..." when you were the one who tinkered
the system into its current state.
Josh Einstein (Tablet PC MVP)
Tablet Enhancements for Outlook - Try it free: www.tabletoutlook.com
"Steven Wabik" <Stevenw45@verizon.net> wrote in message
> no, but knowing microsoft software it may not work..lol
> anyways...thanks for the idea, but i already got rid of the vista boot
> even though that i fixed the issue, i am just wondering if anyone can send
> me other seggestions on how to fix it for if it happens again...better
> than that one the other guy sent me and possibly some to avoid that issue
> in the future.
> "philo" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> news:F_GdnWdbTLAsCtXanZ2dnUVZ_rKtnZ2d@athenet.net. ..
>> "Steven Wabik" <Stevenw45@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>> i just hope someone can help me with this damn issue.
>>> i just previously had a dualboot setup between Windows XP tablet PC
>>> 2005 and Windows Vista business edition.
>>> the thing was that i got sick of vista so i decided to get rid of it. i
>>> thoght i removed the boot manager first with vistabootpro v3.3. but it
>>> that the removal of the vistaloader failed.
>>> i used vistabootpro to remove the vista bootloader in the past from when
>>> did beta testing. when i beta tested vista i was doing it in a dual oot
>>> situation and that application vistaboot pro got rid of the vista
>>> now i seem to be stuck with the vistaboot loader. does anyone have any
>>> of how to get rid of it without reinstalling windows?
>> Did you try booting from your XP cd and from the repair console issuing
>> command : fixboot