Removing BCD relating to deleting rc2 partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by grasshopper, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. grasshopper

    grasshopper Guest

    wondering what will i need to do when deleting rc2 partition to also remove
    the BCD manager.
    on an xp / vista dual boot where vista was installed after xp.
    the xp partition is first and has the files bootsect.bak and boot.bak at
    root. seemingly put there during the vista install.
    the goal is to return to xp only partition and not have the BCD manager at
    boot time.
    will i need to do anything in addition to removing the rc2 partition? like
    run bcdedit.exe or???
    TIA -James
    grasshopper, Oct 29, 2006
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  2. grasshopper

    Bones Guest

    I havent attempted this yet using the command line version of bcdedit, but
    Vista Boot Pro can remove the boot manager. Also, booting to recovery console
    from an XP cd and running the fixboot command will also remove the Vista boot
    Bones, Oct 29, 2006
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  3. grasshopper

    grasshopper Guest

    Thanks much, just what i needed.

    grasshopper, Oct 29, 2006
  4. You can revert to only the XP boot manager by using the bootsect.exe that is
    in the boot folder on the Vista DVD.

    While XP is running, put the Vista DVD into the DVD drive (I've assumed the
    DVD drive is drive D)
    open a Command Prompt
    key these commands:
    cd d:\boot
    bootsect /nt52 sys

    You should get a response indicating success.

    Bruce Sanderson (bsanders)
    MVP Printing

    It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
    Bruce Sanderson, Nov 2, 2006
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