Re: Remove XP from a dual boot with Vista Ultimate
Hopefully your RAID partition is a primary partition. Make it active. Then
with the PATA disconnected or the RAID drive first in HD boot priority,
using your install DVD, do a start-up repair. You may have to do it more
"Buckey" <Buckey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I recently built a new PC with a Asus P5N-E SLI MOBO and have been running
> with XP Pro for the last few months on my PATA Primary Master Drive.
> I just got my copy of Vista Ultimate and have decided to run that on an
> Raid comprised of 2 - 300 gig SATA2 drives striped to give me a total
> of 550gig (give or take)
> Everything seems to be working fine. On boot I get the Vista Boot
> asking if i would like to run Vista or 'an older version of windows'
> everything works great.
> Depending on which OS I'm using, THAT is the drive the OS sees as my C:
> Once I decide that all is running fine and I want to delete XP (or free it
> up for another PC) how do i get rid of XP and not mess up my boot?
> if I hide my XP drive (by turning off my primary IDE channel in bios)I get
> error that there was a boot error and there are no bootable drives. I
> tried just unplugging the XP drive to see if that gets a different effect.
> Basically right now I'm just testing to see that Vista boots fine by
> from my RAID with no other OS installed.
> Main question is how to get rid of XP and restore Boot to Vista drive.