Phantom Entries in BCD? Will my computer crash?

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There are a total of 4 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name:  Windows XP Home
BCD ID:  {ntldr}
Drive:  C:\
Bootloader Path:  \ntldr

Entry #2

Name:  Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID:  {default}
Drive:  F:\
Bootloader Path:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory:  \Windows

Entry #3

Name:  Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID:  {34522522-b9cb-11dd-be78-9e20911a1d1b}
Drive: Deleted Partition
Bootloader Path:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory:  \Windows

Entry #4

Name:  Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID:  {bbc91e7e-6369-11dd-897a-fac5f60a1c38}
Drive: Deleted Partition
Bootloader Path:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory:  \Windows
I haven't started my vista yet! I went straight to Xp home. I'm scared my computer going to crash if I pick the Vista option.
I really want to delete the phantom entries, and I don't want my computer to crash!

Addendum:

please help? I really need fast answers, I'm in dire need. Sorry for sounding impatient.
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
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Hi jtfire, welcome to NST.

If you select a non-working entry, it won't boot but it won't screw up your PC either. You just restart and pick the XP entry and you'll be back on your way like normal.

Now all you need to do though is just delete the entries marked "Deleted Partition" in EasyBCD from the Add/Remove Entries page. I'm assuming Vista really is installed to drive F: and as such, the Vista entry pointing to drive F: is correct.