Removing boot loader?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Xplanes, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. Xplanes

    Xplanes Guest

    Hello,

    I have tried to install x86 vista on a seperate drive with my WinXP Pro
    system. It restarted and I got a stop error...

    0x0000007B (0x81B99BB0, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    The boot screen options go by too fast to get into XP unless I luck out.
    How can I remove the boot loader option so I can boot normally and just
    delete the Vista files?

    Thanks,

    Lou
     
    Xplanes, Jun 24, 2006
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  2. Xplanes

    Hippster Guest

    You can select XP at the OS selection screen, but you have to be really
    fast... as soon as you see the screen, hit the up arrow to select the older
    version of Windows. Once you have selected it, hit enter and you should boot
    into XP once again:) it's all about the quickness...lol
     
    Hippster, Jun 24, 2006
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  3. Xplanes

    xxx Guest

    I had the same problem. I don't know about the specifics but I got to that
    screen and then every time I had to reboot, I got stuck at the same place
    where I had to react quickly.

    I found the following site and the program that I downloaded from there did
    the trick.

    http://www.pro-networks.org/vistabootpro/intro.php
     
    xxx, Jun 24, 2006
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  4. Xplanes

    Xplanes Guest

    Thanks a bunch! That didn't remove the boot loader but it did give me
    default access to my system again.

    Thanks again,

    Lou
     
    Xplanes, Jun 24, 2006
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  5. Xplanes

    CrAy-Z Guest

    It's probably already on here somewhere else, but here is how to fix it
    (remove the bootloader and access to vista completely)
    To do this you need to know the administrator password for XP.
    This is the weblink for the XP recovery console, ill summarise below but
    refer to this article for more detailed information if your boot config is
    not as simple as mine.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314058

    Boot from your XP installation media.
    At the welcome to windows setup screen press 'R' to repair installation.
    Windows will search from previous installations, select the one you want to
    log on to: in my case this was C:\windows - NOTE vista installs do not
    appear here.
    Provide admin password when prompted.
    At command prompt type 'fixboot %drive%'
    NOTE - replace %drive% is the normal boot drive for your machine - typically
    'c:\' but this may differ depending on your setup.
    Windows will prompt if you are sure you want to overwrite the boot sector.
    When done, type 'exit' to reboot your machine and remove the installation
    media, it should clean boot into windows XP.

    Remember that if you have a multiboot configuration ie: XP/Linux, XP/Win98
    this will also fry that too. There are instructions in the link above for
    doing more advanced operations like rebuilding a boot menu.

    Hope this helps.
     
    CrAy-Z, Jun 25, 2006
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  6. Xplanes

    Xplanes Guest

    Thank you. I'll give that a try.

    Lou

     
    Xplanes, Jun 25, 2006
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