Unable to uninstall UNetboot completely from Vista

Bug #623030 reported by Atul on 2010-08-23
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Bug Description

I've already uninstalled UNetboot from Add/Remove programs in Vista. It still shows up in Vista boot menu. Very annoying. How to get rid of it?

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) wrote :

You should be able to remove the boot entry by running bcdedit in the command line, and using the delete flag, as described at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709667(WS.10).aspx ie use "bcdedit" to see the entry listing, see the id for the UNetbootin entry, which will look something like {24972-29572-...}, then "bcdedit /delete {24972-29572-...}" (substituting in the id appropriately) to delete it.

Also, what version of UNetbootin did you install with, and is this Vista install 64-bit or 32-bit?

Atul (n24-atul) wrote :

Thanks for the tip! With bcdedit it says "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified."

I directly downloaded UNetBootin from their website. Used it to install Ubuntu 10.04 on Vista 32 bit.

Atul (n24-atul) wrote :

Another update: "C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /enum /store C:\Boot\BCD" displays the boot information. Interesting thing is Vista is installed on C. Then why "bcdedit /enum" does not display the boot record.

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