Windows Vista Forums

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

  1. #1
    therock's Avatar
    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Posts : 70
    Vista Home Premium 64Bit SP1
    Local Time: 10:43

    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?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2
    therock's Avatar
    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Posts : 70
    Vista Home Premium 64Bit SP1
    Local Time: 10:43


      Thread Starter

    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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Dvd burner thinks it is a cd rom
I have hp pavilion 6244 PC with a HL-dt-st-dvd rrw gsa hL30. I am running Vista Home Preminum 32 Bit. My problem is this it won't play any store...
Drivers
that one little piece everyone thinks you know
im trying to initialize a new extra interal hard drive so i can format it. but tells me to choose between MBR and GPT. which one do i choose for this...
Vista hardware & devices
Help, please. DVD-RW thinks every disc needs to be formatted
Hi, Just bought a laptop with Vista Home Premium and every time I put in a CD or DVD (doesn't matter what's on the disc), it thinks the...
General Discussion
Desktop thinks its a Mobile PC
While browsing the Vista help application on my desktop, I frequently see phrases like "To xxxx on your Mobile PC...". These aren't the names of...
Vista General
My desktop PC thinks it's a laptop!
I have 2 Dell XPS desktop PC's, both with duo 2.66 processors, 240 GB hard drives, and running Vista Home Premium. When going into Control Panel |...
Vista General
For anyone wondering what MS thinks of Vista -
"Dean DeWhitt, a director in the Windows kernel team at Microsoft. "It truly is a waste."
Vista General
Am I the only one that thinks that Vista beta2 is nowhere near rea
I have a hard time believing that Vista will be ready for release in January based on Vista beta2. Other than a new look, I think Vista is a dog...
Vista General