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    two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I had a failure of some sort that caused the system to fail to reboot. I booted the system from the Vista CD and performed a repair. Now, I am prompted to choose the Operating System in the in the Boot Manager. I now have 2 files, Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista (tm) Home Premium (recovered). If I choose the NON-recovered file the machine will not boot. If I choose the (recovered) file the machine boots and operates fine. I went to System maintenance and changed the default boot system to the (recovered) file. Now, when I reboot it still goes to the Boot Manager screen and waits a while before it finally boots to the (recovered) file.

    I would like to repair this machine to the way it used to work and not have the machine go thru the boot manager screen. How can I remove the defective one that is the previous safely and return system to normal state with recovered one?

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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi try this:
    1. Boot into a working operating system.
    2. On search bar type 'msconfig' and run as admin
    3. From window appearing select 'boot' tab. Your two bootup os are listed.
    4. Select the other OS to be removed and click on delete and restart your system

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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi,

    Look here & delete the one you do not use. Get it wrong & you could be in trouble though!

    How to edit boot.ini in Vista dual boot?

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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So its my third time. I formatted my drive and boot again from Dell DVD.
    Everytime i start connecting to internet, more than 100 updates it showed up and i installed all. THAT COULD BE THE RESEAON WHY I HAVE THE BOOT PROBLEM, IT is the microsoft update....AS SOON AS I INSTALL IT , laptop cannot boot again....OMG!!! ridiculous..
    SO this time I have make the automatic update OFF...now I am successfully able to Boot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am very scared to install update...
    What to do ...how to find the update which is creating problem.........!!!!
    HELP

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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I dont think that an update could cause the problem. It might make the problem known.
    Download and run windirstat, lets see what on that drive, now.
    WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

    If you only have one drive or several that can be explained. Download a few updates at at time. Before each time you update make a system restore point. Then test the update, of no problem, add a few more after another restore point.
    If the update is a problem, remove the update with the System restore and slowly install the others using the same method.
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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank u Rich...
    Safari and jet audio and windows update - these three only I had installed it before...
    As you know there were more than 100 updates, It is techniqually bit difficult to begin installing one by one...on the top of that i am so scared to install update, thinking that at least now without any update and any program installed, i can boot the system perfectly well, but don't know for sure...what is the cause of reboot failure.
    But safari or jet audio could be other possibilty for reboot failure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUT STILL don;t know..
    any way I am going to start Downloading and running windirstat....

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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you can, download at least the SPs. You should be SP2

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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    definately I will download SP2...
    Now i finished running the windirstat..
    Now what am i supposed to do? I am not familiar with this software...

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    Re: two boot system - how to delete old one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    One thing at a time. Look at windirstat. Do you recognize all the drives. Are they suppose to be there?
    Do you understand basically, what is on each drive?

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