Some DOS screens before Boot OS selection

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Alexey Titov, May 27, 2007.

  1. Alexey Titov

    Alexey Titov Guest

    Hello :)

    In brief, my problem is that i have a dual-boot pc (xp+vista) and when
    loading, before the regular choice to select the OS to boot, 3 or 4 screens
    of some loader appear for a very short amount of time:
    1. Booting GRLDR ...
    Resetting the boot drive ... success
    Turning on gate A20 ... success
    ... some more text ...
    2. ... some text ...
    3. GRUB4DOS and a window (DOS graphics) with options to load Windows 2000,
    XP and Vista.
    4. ... some more text ...

    They flicker fast and don't require any choices from me - but still, it
    doen't look nice.
    How do I hide them? And still have working XP and Vista, of course :)

    I never used any other OS loader like Partition Commander or any ...
    What I did: few month ago I installed Vista along with XP, and then removed
    I didn't like the boot selector that remained and used this command:
    'e:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force' to remove Vista from MBR (found over
    It had removed boot selector. Only XP left and load was fine. Recently I
    installed Vista final version and got those screens.
    Can any1 help please?

    TIA :)
    Alexey Titov, May 27, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Hi Alexi--

    "Grubfordos" without Linux--why is it in the mix?

    From your post, you can still boot fine to either OS but you don't want the
    annoyances of these screens flashing. I assume when you installed Vista
    alongside XP, that Vista was added after XP as it should be.

    You removed Vista the way MSFT recommends in this MSKB:

    Windows Vista no longer starts after you install an earlier version of the
    Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration

    I'm not sure of the source of these screens that flash by, and I assume they
    are flashing by on the way to successfully booting to either OS since you
    failed to mention you can't but confused me when you said

    "Only XP left and load was fine. Recently I installed Vista final version
    and got those screens." Does this really mean that you installed Vista and
    got those screens but never were able to boot to Vista after installing it

    Try using Vista Boot Pro 3.2 (tutorial on the site)

    Good luck,

    Chad Harris, May 27, 2007
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    The old saying goes like this.

    If it's not broke, then you don't fix it.

    Trying to fix something that's not broke can lead to it being broke.
    Mr. Arnold, May 28, 2007
  4. Alexey Titov

    Alexey Titov Guest

    Hello Chad :)

    I mean it shows those screens before the Windows Boot Manager.
    Both XP and Vista load fine, its just those screens don't look good :)
    And what does it - rewrites MBR every time?
    Alexey Titov, May 28, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    I think you could get rid of those screens the way I said.

    Chad Harris, May 28, 2007
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    momay Guest

    just delete grldr in drive C:\ and it will be ok. but you have to enabl
    viewing protected operating system files in folder options to be able t
    delete it
    momay, May 19, 2008
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