Well, let me start by giving you the basics of what's going on.
I have 2 hard drives partitioned in a total 3 partitions (Hard Drive A: 2x 30GB partitions and HD B: 1x 70GB partition). For the sake of order, let's name them partitions A, B and C (A & B being the two partitions of HD A). In partition A I had Windows XP, in partition C I had another Win XP and in B I had nothing.
I installed Vista to partition B a month ago. I don't know much about boot files and such but when I get to the boot loader screen I get the following options:
- Earlier versions of Windows
- Windows Vista
Selecting the first one brings me to the choice of which of the 2 XPs to boot up. I'm guessing this means that I'm booting from partition B.
I now want to remove Vista, but I'm afraid of doing so if it messes up my booting. Formatting the hard drive would remove it, of course, but I don't know what will happen afterwards.
This is Disk Management in Vista
, and this is Disk Management in XP
. (D: is partition C, F: is partition A and C: is partition B)
The main question is: What should I do? My goal is to go back to only 2 XPs and no Vista. If it's unclear, I'll try to clean it up a bit, and if you need to know anything else, let me know and I'll post it.