Vista dual boot, aborted setup loop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by sforeht, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. sforeht

    sforeht Guest

    I have a bit of a strange situation. I have Vista Business installed
    as a dual boot on a partition on my machine. The dual boot works fine
    between my XP and the Vista operating system.

    However, this has been difficult for me to use as a developer, testing
    my software on the Vista platform, and having to reboot back and forth
    all the time. So I installed Virtual PC, and attempted to put Vista
    on the virtual machine. When I attempted to installed Vista, it
    apparently was trying to run the install on my XP operating system,
    and not the virtual machine (it seems it was not the actual active
    window, but it was difficult to tell).

    So I aborted the install, and it rolled back my XP operating system,
    which seems to still be working fine. But it has left a Windows Setup
    boot option in my list of bootable OS's, and it is set to start after
    only 2 seconds. It loads that, then reboots again quickly, then again
    I have two seconds to change it to boot to either XP (earlier version
    of Windows) or Vista. This is a pain in the you-know-what, so I am
    wondering if there is a solution to this.

    I downloaded the tool VistaBootPro, and if I look at the "detailed"
    view, I can see the Setup option listed there (see below). But if I
    go to manage the OS entries, I only see the two (earlier version, and

    Windows Legacy OS Loader
    identifier {ntldr}
    device partition=C:
    path \ntldr
    description Earlier Version of Windows

    Windows Setup
    identifier {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71}
    device partition=C:
    path \$WINDOWS.~BT\Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows Setup
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \$WINDOWS.~BT\Windows
    resumeobject {732bbe4e-3720-11dc-a720-806e6f6e6963}
    nx OptOut
    detecthal Yes
    winpe Yes

    Windows Boot Loader
    identifier {b7091790-2993-11dc-8c28-8236fbf635fb}
    device partition=D:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Microsoft Windows Vista
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=D:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {b7091791-2993-11dc-8c28-8236fbf635fb}
    nx OptIn

    Any ideas?

    sforeht, Aug 7, 2007
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