I have 2 drives, and SSD which is my boot disk and another drive for my data. Data drive only has data and only ever has had data, never has an OS been installed on it.
I installed a new SSD (removed the old one as it died) and install Windows 8 again on my SSD but now when I boot it asks me to "choose an operating system", either Windows 8 Volume 2 or just Windows 8. Volume 2 is what boots to my SSD, the other option is just a boot loop.
Once im in everything is fine and my data drive is there any its all good. But I just want to remove this imaginary Windows 8 from my HDD.
I suspect it might have been caused when I was testing out linux on a spare drive and had to to do things with the MBR and selecting a drive to store the some boot information on? Perhaps its to do with that?
I dont know enough to know what it is thats causing it and so I dont know how to search for a solution. All that ive find is people who have dual boot setups and want to remove the screen. I want to remove the screen but I dont have a dual boot.
In MSCONFIG it shows 2 installations one as C:\Windows and the other as just \Windows. I deleted the second but still the boot selection screen appears.