Oops - Deleted wrong entry in boot loader

#1
I'll try to keep this brief. I used these directions to create a duel boot system:

http://apcmag.com/5023/dual_booting_xp_with_vista

I have a registered copy of XP on my C drive (one physical drive)
I have an eval copy of Vista on my G drive (second physical drive)

My eval copy of Vista is close to expiring so I used EasyBCD to remove it from the boot menu. However, I just discovered that even though my PC boots into XP, it's still accessing the BOOT file from Vista (and then just loading boot.ini for XP). I just tried to delete my copy of Vista but my OS says that the files are in use?

Is there a quick and easy way to fix this? I'm worried that if Vista expires at the end August I may be totally hosed.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#3
Hiya Dr. Zoltar, welcome to NST.

That should work. Install EasyBCD in XP, Bootloader Management | Uninstall Vista Bootloader

Since XP is on C:\, you shouldn't need to do anything more.

Good luck.