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Windows 7: removing Win 7 and multiboot option from 2nd HD

25 Jan 2010   #1

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removing Win 7 and multiboot option from 2nd HD

I have a slight variation on the other posts on removing win 7 from a dual booted system. I am running Win XP Pro SP2 on one hard drive. On a completely separate drive, I am running Windows 7 Pro. I can rid of the windows 7 install completely - easy, just reformat that drive.
The remaining issue is the dual boot - I don't need that any more. I have looked at these sites plus the forums and no luck fixing this:
Uninstall Windows 7 on a multiboot system
How to Uninstall and Remove Windows 7 or Vista Leaving Windows XP on Dual Boot System My Digital Life
How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP

my boot.ini file looks like only win xp is there: here is the content
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

but the dual boot comes up every time.
Can anyone please help me get rid of the dual boot option?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jan 2010   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi Mary.

You seem to have the 7 boot files on the XP partition . It appears what you are getting is the 7 boot menu.

There are a number of ways to solve that.

You could simply use a bootable file transfer wizard - such as the one on the free FREE Paragon Rescue Kit Express and delete the bootmgr file and the yellow boot folder from the XP partition. ( Boot the cd - select normal mode >File transfer wizard -browse the drive - rt click and delete what you want to remove. )

Alternatively , put the 7 dvd in the drive , and at the command prompt ( or run command ) type:

dvddriveletter: \boot\bootsect /nt52 all /force

then press enter.

Or , boot the 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt and simply type:

bootsect /nt52 all /force

then press enter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

You could also have a looky here

How do I remove boot choices that I no longer want?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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