Oops - Deleted wrong entry in boot loader

Dr. Zoltar

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


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.

Dr. Zoltar

New Member
I didn't realise I could install version 1.6 on XP. I'll do that and remove the Vista Bootloader that way and see how it works.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
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.