A couple months ago, I had Vista on my PC and it crapped out due to stupidity on my end. I ended up losing the boot sector or something other and it would no longer boot. So, I reinstalled Vista. But, I did so without formatting the drive (to keep my files intact).
I didn't realize it would create a second boot option when I did this. So, now when I boot my PC, it asks me which Vista I wish to boot from (the old option doesn't even work). So, I have to sit there for 30 seconds or hit enter...
Do any of you know how to delete the old boot option?
I think bcd has replaced the old boot.ini method in vista? Or so I have read. Not had need for it myself.
If your computer is a multiboot configuration, you can still change which
Windows operating system opens by default, and how long to display the list
of operating systems, by using System in Control Panel.
1. Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel,
clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
2. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings. If you
are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
3. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Startup and
Recovery, click Settings.
4. Under System startup, choose a default operating system and
the amount of time to display the list of operating systems, and then click OK.
I still need to try that neosmart link. But, I did try editing the msconfig/boot section. There was only 1 listing for an OS (not two), so I couldn't delete one. Good news is, since I can change the wait time to 3 seconds, it's not really an issue anymore.
I'll still try the neosmart program one of these days.