After repair now have to choose Operating System

Posted: 01-21-2009, 11:58 PM

Vista Home Prem x64 Raid 1 confi

I had a failure of some sort that caused the system to fail to reboot.
I booted the system from the Vista CD and performed a repair. Now, I a
prompted to choose the Operating System in the in the Boot Manager.
now have 2 files, Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista (tm) Home Premiu
(recovered). If I choose the NON-recovered file the machine will no
boot. If I choose the (recovered) file the machine boots and operate
fine. I went to System maintenance and changed the default boot syste
to the (recovered) file. Now, when I reboot it still goes to the Boo
Manager screen and waits a while before it finally boots to th
(recovered) file

I would like to repair this machine to the way it used to work and no
have the machine go thru the boot manager screen. I would also like t
know how the (recovered) operating system got installed in the firs
place. How can I remove the defective one safely and return system t
normal state

::Any potential help will be greatly appreciated,:
Deprive

--
Deprived

After repair now have to choose Operating System


Responses to "After repair now have to choose Operating System"

Curious
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: After repair now have to choose Operating System
Posted: 01-22-2009, 12:12 AM
When you changed the default you also had the option to specify the time to
wait.

"Deprived" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:f2df1c2ea7048012708f44f750a10ef8@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Vista Home Prem x64 Raid 1 config
>
> I had a failure of some sort that caused the system to fail to reboot.
> I booted the system from the Vista CD and performed a repair. Now, I am
> prompted to choose the Operating System in the in the Boot Manager. I
> now have 2 files, Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista (tm) Home Premium
> (recovered). If I choose the NON-recovered file the machine will not
> boot. If I choose the (recovered) file the machine boots and operates
> fine. I went to System maintenance and changed the default boot system
> to the (recovered) file. Now, when I reboot it still goes to the Boot
> Manager screen and waits a while before it finally boots to the
> (recovered) file.
>
> I would like to repair this machine to the way it used to work and not
> have the machine go thru the boot manager screen. I would also like to
> know how the (recovered) operating system got installed in the first
> place. How can I remove the defective one safely and return system to
> normal state?
>
>
> ::Any potential help will be greatly appreciated,::
> Deprived
>
>
> --
> Deprived
Bruce Chambers
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: After repair now have to choose Operating System
Posted: 01-22-2009, 02:05 AM
Deprived wrote:
> Vista Home Prem x64 Raid 1 config
>
> I had a failure of some sort that caused the system to fail to reboot.
> I booted the system from the Vista CD and performed a repair. Now, I am
> prompted to choose the Operating System in the in the Boot Manager. I
> now have 2 files, Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista (tm) Home Premium
> (recovered). If I choose the NON-recovered file the machine will not
> boot. If I choose the (recovered) file the machine boots and operates
> fine. I went to System maintenance and changed the default boot system
> to the (recovered) file. Now, when I reboot it still goes to the Boot
> Manager screen and waits a while before it finally boots to the
> (recovered) file.
>
> I would like to repair this machine to the way it used to work and not
> have the machine go thru the boot manager screen. I would also like to
> know how the (recovered) operating system got installed in the first
> place. How can I remove the defective one safely and return system to
> normal state?
>
>
> ::Any potential help will be greatly appreciated,::
> Deprived
>
>

How, precisely, did you "perform a repair?" Because Vista isn't
capable of performing a repair installation in the manner of Win2K and
WinXP, I suspect that what you actually did was create what's commonly
known as a parallel installation. Therefore, you now have two Vista
installations, the new one functioning, and the original installation
non-functioning installation.


--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
killed a great many philosophers.
~ Denis Diderot
Rick Rogers
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: After repair now have to choose Operating System
Posted: 01-22-2009, 11:39 AM
Hi,

Run msconfig from the start/search line and on the boot tab remove the
unwanted entry.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Deprived" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:f2df1c2ea7048012708f44f750a10ef8@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Vista Home Prem x64 Raid 1 config
>
> I had a failure of some sort that caused the system to fail to reboot.
> I booted the system from the Vista CD and performed a repair. Now, I am
> prompted to choose the Operating System in the in the Boot Manager. I
> now have 2 files, Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista (tm) Home Premium
> (recovered). If I choose the NON-recovered file the machine will not
> boot. If I choose the (recovered) file the machine boots and operates
> fine. I went to System maintenance and changed the default boot system
> to the (recovered) file. Now, when I reboot it still goes to the Boot
> Manager screen and waits a while before it finally boots to the
> (recovered) file.
>
> I would like to repair this machine to the way it used to work and not
> have the machine go thru the boot manager screen. I would also like to
> know how the (recovered) operating system got installed in the first
> place. How can I remove the defective one safely and return system to
> normal state?
>
>
> ::Any potential help will be greatly appreciated,::
> Deprived
>
>
> --
> Deprived
andy
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: After repair now have to choose Operating System
Posted: 01-22-2009, 07:52 PM
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:58:25 -0600, Deprived <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:
>
>Vista Home Prem x64 Raid 1 config
>
>I had a failure of some sort that caused the system to fail to reboot.
>I booted the system from the Vista CD and performed a repair. Now, I am
>prompted to choose the Operating System in the in the Boot Manager. I
>now have 2 files, Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista (tm) Home Premium
>(recovered). If I choose the NON-recovered file the machine will not
>boot. If I choose the (recovered) file the machine boots and operates
>fine. I went to System maintenance and changed the default boot system
>to the (recovered) file. Now, when I reboot it still goes to the Boot
>Manager screen and waits a while before it finally boots to the
>(recovered) file.
>
>I would like to repair this machine to the way it used to work and not
>have the machine go thru the boot manager screen. I would also like to
>know how the (recovered) operating system got installed in the first
>place. How can I remove the defective one safely and return system to
>normal state?
When you repaired Vista boot manager, you placed the Windows Vista
(tm) Home Premium (recovered) entry in the BCD. You can use Vista's
bcdedit utility to remove the Windows Vista Home entry.
>
>
>::Any potential help will be greatly appreciated,::
>Deprived
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which system should I choose? Jack Windows Vista Hardware & Devices 11 02-05-2008 06:44 PM
Startup Repair doesn't see an operating system J Englund Windows Vista Install & Setup 3 02-24-2007 07:45 PM
Choose between system on boot? Cousken Windows Vista Install & Setup 6 09-16-2006 03:25 AM
XP operating system "repair" option DW Windows XP Performance & Maintenance 2 12-20-2003 09:29 PM
which system to choose? Dries Quaegebeur Windows XP Embedded 10 10-16-2003 02:29 PM