I currently find myself in quite a strange predicament (for me). My buddy let me borrow his Vista home premium disc to try out (I wasn’t going to activate it, actually I wasn’t even going to try to activate it since his key is already in use) I wanted to experience the OS for myself for a few days, plus I wanted to see how well some of the software I currently use worked (if it worked at all) on vista. So I make a new 15 gig partition on my main C drive via partition magic, and put the vista disc in and restarted. It installed fine on my new partition, I dicked around with it for awhile and a few days later I went into XP and formatted the new partition, and thus erasing that god-forsaken clusterfuck out of my life forever. Or so I thought. But then every time I restart, I still get the dual-boot screen asking me if I want to boot into XP or vista. Obviously if one chooses vista you instantly are told it ain’t there. This is no big deal at first, since you can just choose XP and it boots up fine. My problems begin when I attempt merge the temporary partition to the main one with PM. At first I get the “error 27” message, which I have gotten before. It basically means you need to run CHKDSK and then defrag. But then when I run CHKDSK, I get the “cannot open volume for direct access" error. I never got this before I did the dual boot thing. The Internet has told me this error was supposed to be fixed with XP service pack 2, and that this error probably happens because something is accessing the drive when CHKDSK needs to be the only thing accessing it, and I believe the dual boot screen has something to do with it…because I’ve tried everything else. I even installed another instance of XP on the temporary partition, and then ran CHKDSK & defrag on my main drive from the temporary partition, and I still get the same error when trying to merge to two partitions back in my drive. So how do I remove the dual boot screen? Cliffs: Dual-booted vista, removed vista, dualboot screen still appears on startup, need to get rid of it.