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PC Thinks I Have 2 OS's, Boot Up Problems

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Old 11-24-2008
therock
 

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PC Thinks I Have 2 OS's, Boot Up Problems

FYI I am running a RAID 1 OS in Vista x64.

All was well until I BIOS selected to load optimum settings. It killed
my RAID. I went back in and reconfigured the RAID and now.........

When booting it stops and gives me a choice of OS to choose from. It
looks like this,

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (Recovered)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (Recovered)

If I highlight the top one it fails and I have the choice of booting
from the CD/DVD to do a repair and all that. None of which works.

If I choose the lower one it boots.

So when I am in the Windows disc repair screen it also shows two OS in
a list. The top one says "Partition size 0MB on Unknown local disk".
The Bottom reports a partition file size (didn't write it down) on
local disk c:\.

So I have two recovered OS one of which is good and the other a dummy.

How do I fix it?


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Old 11-24-2008
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: PC Thinks I Have 2 OS's, Boot Up Problems
Hi,

Run msconfig from the start/search line, go to the boot tab and delete the
unwanted entry. Make sure the correct entry is set as the default first.

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"therock" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:836059ccf445b9dd8c598613e5b9b60a@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> FYI I am running a RAID 1 OS in Vista x64.
>
> All was well until I BIOS selected to load optimum settings. It killed
> my RAID. I went back in and reconfigured the RAID and now.........
>
> When booting it stops and gives me a choice of OS to choose from. It
> looks like this,
>
> Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (Recovered)
> Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (Recovered)
>
> If I highlight the top one it fails and I have the choice of booting
> from the CD/DVD to do a repair and all that. None of which works.
>
> If I choose the lower one it boots.
>
> So when I am in the Windows disc repair screen it also shows two OS in
> a list. The top one says "Partition size 0MB on Unknown local disk".
> The Bottom reports a partition file size (didn't write it down) on
> local disk c:\.
>
> So I have two recovered OS one of which is good and the other a dummy.
>
> How do I fix it?
>
>
> --
> therock
>
> Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Q6600 GO


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Old 11-24-2008
therock
 

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Re: PC Thinks I Have 2 OS's, Boot Up Problems

Never mind I stumbled onto it. I ran msconfig to look at un-checking
some startup items and seen the boot tab.
Lo & behold there they both were in a list. On was tagged a current. So
I highlighted the other and deleted it.

Problem solved.


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