Windows Boot manager issues after a dual boot uninstall?


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Hi there,

The installation of Ubuntu within Vista giving 20 GB went on fine. No driver issues at all.

Tried to uninstall Ubuntu 10.10 (was planning to try Linux Mint) by watching a tutorial on You Tube.

Installed EasyBCD, clicked on MBR but failed to realize that Ubuntu was not in a separate partition but with in Vista (Primary Active C).

So instead of deleting a partition deleted the Ubuntu folder, on reboot was getting the boot options for both Vista & Ubuntu.

Ubuntu option of course displayed an error so booted in Vista. Again used EasyBCD & in settings removed the Ubuntu entry.

On reboot Vista displayed an error recommending using Vista DVD to boot & use repair option.

All is fixed except on startup I see the display Vista TM Repaired.

How can I fix this for Vista to boot normally?

In future if a Linux distro is within windows what’s the correct method to uninstall & roll back to original state?

In Msconfig > Boot tab> everything is unchecked> says in the middle..Windows vista (TM) Home Premium (recovered) (C:\\Windows): Current OS: Default OS



Boot Menu Log:

There is one entry in the Windows bootloader.

Default: Vista Home Premium
Timeout: 0 seconds
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Vista Home Premium
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe


Detailed Debug Mode:

Windows Memory Tester
identifier {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
device boot
path \Boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
badmemoryaccess Yes


I reinstalled 10.10... no issues....this time uninstalled using Vista CP........on reboot windows boot manger shows up like before & with the only option of there a way for the boot manager not to show & Vista to start as it normally does?



Tried this.. Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced Tab > Start up and Recovery. Then unchecked "Time to display list of operating systems", confirmed with OK then applied.

This did help to some extent but not like as it way before, the windows boot manager doesn't show up but rather blinks & Vista starts....but is it correct that these options are CHECKED in a normal Vista install?

By the way these BCD logs are after the changes & removed the Vista TM repaired with Vista Home Premium entry.

Since am new to BCD can it help in restoring back the Vista to its previous state before Ubuntu install?

Thanks again.
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