Rid myself of OS Selector 10 once and for all???

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by dark79, Jan 16, 2006.

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  1. dark79

    dark79 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    I originally had Windows XP and Linux installed on different hard drives, so I installed OS selector 10 from inside Disk Director Suite. When I rebooted I was greated by a blue background with a window that said "processing, please wait". No matter how long I waited, nothing actually happened.

    I had no choice but to run a fixmbr from inside Windows XP recovery. Once that was done I was able to boot Windows normally again. However, if I opened Disk Director Suite (to size partitions, etc) the next time I rebooted my computer, I'd get stuck at the "Processing, please wait" screen and would have to fix the MBR again!

    This became really annoying. Since there is no entry for OS Selector in the Add/Remove Programs list, I had to remove Disk Director Suite entirely at which point it gave me prompts about uninstalling OSS. "Great!," I thought, "all I have to do now is reboot and reinstall and not install OSS again." But when I reboot, I got the "Acronis Loader" prompt (which comes right before the "Processing, please wait" screen) and nothing more.


    No problem, I'll just fix the MBR (AGAIN!) and reinstall Disk Director. Long story short, that didn't work either.

    I rebooted to fix the MBR (for the 5th time) and decided to make a backup with True Image, format the partition, and restore it. But to my disbelief, opening True Image after fixing the MBR messed it up AGAIN!

    So it comes down to this:

    1. Running DDS screws up the MBR
    2. Uninstalling DDS (and OSS with it) screws up the MBR
    3. Running True Image screws up the MBR

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and also guess that uninstalling True Image is also going to screw up the MBR.

    I love DDS, but OS Selector is complete garbage.

    I don't know what I'm going to do next, but if I have to reformat complete and reinstall windows and all my apps, I'm going to be really upset.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello dark79,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Partition and Disk Managing Software.

    Please create Acronis Report in the way described below:

    - Download and run Acronis Report Utility;
    - Select the "Create Bootable Floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the A: drive and proceed with creation of the bootable floppy;
    - Boot the computer from this diskette and wait for report creation process to finish;
    - Collect the report file from the floppy.

    Please submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report.txt file to your request along with the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Kirill Omelchenko
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