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Failed dual boot attempt

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Failed dual boot attempt

Postby Dave » September 10th, 2015, 5:37 pm

So, I had a go at dual booting android and windows 8.1.

It borked the boot system and I couldn't run either OS - so I eventually got it to reset to win 8.1, but not without a small annoyance.

Every time I switch on the tablet I get a dual boot menu:

Windows 8.1
Unetbootin

Unetbootin doesn't work, but 8.1 is fine.

How do I remove the boot menu and get rid of unetbootin? It used to be a case of editing BootIO or IO.sys in the root directory, but they aren't there any more.
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Re: Failed dual boot attempt

Postby danskeman » September 10th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Run msconfig, select boot tab, highlight unetbootin and click delete.

I assume you would then have to delete any appropriate android partitions?
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Re: Failed dual boot attempt

Postby Dave » September 11th, 2015, 10:40 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I had already checked the startup/boot tabs in msconfig, which is why I went on the hunt for the old IO system files that used to reside hidden in C:\ - Windows 8.1 is the only listed boot option, and there isn't an android partition, it was deleted when I recovered back to Win 8.1; but the boot option menu still lists unetbootin.

It's a tad confusing.
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Re: Failed dual boot attempt

Postby Dave » October 17th, 2015, 12:32 pm

On the off chance that this is useful to someone else, I fixed it using the BCDedit command from an admin-enabled command prompt:

BCDedit /delete {boot menu item ID}

You can find the item ID by typing:

BCDedit /enum
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