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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot!! How do I get rid of vista?!

02 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Windows 7 won't boot!! How do I get rid of vista?!

Ok so I have a 1TB WD, 2TB WD and just bought a 128GB OCZ SSD.

I have Vista installed on my 2TB WD.

I power down, install my SSD, boot to Windows 7 disc, install wi7 on SSD, get into Windows 7, works, great!

After I switch it off and on for the first time and change boot priority to OCZ, it won't boot Windows 7! I change boot priority to my 2TB WD, it won't boot vista!

I unplug my SSD, it WILL boot vista!

I unplug my 2TB WD and plug in my SSD, it WON'T boot to Windows 7 (or vista)!

I boot to disc but DON'T press any key to boot from disc and instead let the time run out and it brings me to a menu where I can choose if I want to boot Windows 7 or vista, I choose Windows 7 it WORKS and that's where I am now.

I want to get rid of vista. There is nothing on the vista hard drive that I need so I'm happy to format it but I'm just afraid it won't boot at all if I do that!

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02 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you boot to windows at all? If so you can get rid of the boot for Windows Vista through msconfig like in the screen shot except to switch it around and delete the vista instead and set windows 7 as default:
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02 Sep 2011   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your boot files are on one of older installs.

Follow this base tutorial:
Help me get windows 7 to boot (again)
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02 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Yes I can boot to windows, I said that in my post, which makes me think you didn't read it, which makes me doubt your advice, anyone else?

If I do as seth suggests and remove the boot for vista via msconfig do you think it will stop the issue of not being able to boot the SSD with Windows 7 unless I go through the disc and no select method?
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02 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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02 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

theog I don't understand that tutorial and how it like, applies to me, sorry!
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02 Sep 2011   #7

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Your boot files are on the 1TB WD, or 2TB WD.
The boot files need to be on the 128GB OCZ SSD.
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02 Sep 2011   #8

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The boot file are on F: System Reserved.
Remove 1TB WD, or 2TB WD.
Your C: Drive should be Disk0. & first in BIOS & first Sata Port on the MOBO.
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02 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry Mr. MzTearyus I did read it but wasn't sure that you had booted all the way in.
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02 Sep 2011   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The boot file are on F: System Reserved.
Remove 1TB WD, or 2TB WD.
Your C: Drive should be Disk0. & first in BIOS & first Sata Port on the MOBO.
In this screenshot, the boot files are on E:

Attachment 173436

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other two HD, as Disk1 & Disk2.
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