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10 Feb 2010   #1

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Boot problem.

Recently I dual installed Ubuntu, which is a Linux distro OS alongside Windows 7. I did not use Wubi to do this, unfortunately. Then, I realized that Ubuntu didn't really work, and I deleted the partition, and used the command prompt from the Windows 7 repair disc to remove the GRUB bootloader Ubuntu had installed. But now every time I restart my computer, it still gives me the option in the Windows boot loader to run off of Ubuntu. When I push it, however, it doesn't load Ubuntu, because it obviously isn't on the computer anymore. How do I make Windows realize that Ubuntu is no longer there, so that it just boots directly into the Windows 7, without the option to boot into Ubuntu, which isn't even there? Thanks so much for your help!

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10 Feb 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trunkmonkeytoo View Post
Recently I dual installed Ubuntu, which is a Linux distro OS alongside Windows 7. I did not use Wubi to do this, unfortunately. Then, I realized that Ubuntu didn't really work, and I deleted the partition, and used the command prompt from the Windows 7 repair disc to remove the GRUB bootloader Ubuntu had installed. But now every time I restart my computer, it still gives me the option in the Windows boot loader to run off of Ubuntu. When I push it, however, it doesn't load Ubuntu, because it obviously isn't on the computer anymore. How do I make Windows realize that Ubuntu is no longer there, so that it just boots directly into the Windows 7, without the option to boot into Ubuntu, which isn't even there? Thanks so much for your help!
Hello trunkmonkeytoo, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Please try this: type: msconfig in the start menu search box. When the window appears, select the boot tab and see if you can remove the entry for Ubuntu?

Cheers!
Robert
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10 Feb 2010   #3

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I'll go try that right now.
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10 Feb 2010   #4

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I couldn't find anything when I typed msconfig into my computer search. What should I try now?
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10 Feb 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trunkmonkeytoo View Post
I couldn't find anything when I typed msconfig into my computer search. What should I try now?
Could you please be a little more specific? You did not find the msconfig.exe? or you did not find an entry for Ubuntu?

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You can use "bcdedit" from a command prompt to remove boot entries:

BCDEDIT - How to Use

or a third party utility like EasyBCD2?

How did you add the Ubuntu entry to the Windows 7 Boot Menu?

Cheers!
Robert
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10 Feb 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trunkmonkeytoo View Post
Recently I dual installed Ubuntu, which is a Linux distro OS alongside Windows 7. I did not use Wubi to do this, unfortunately. Then, I realized that Ubuntu didn't really work, and I deleted the partition, and used the command prompt from the Windows 7 repair disc to remove the GRUB bootloader Ubuntu had installed. But now every time I restart my computer, it still gives me the option in the Windows boot loader to run off of Ubuntu. When I push it, however, it doesn't load Ubuntu, because it obviously isn't on the computer anymore. How do I make Windows realize that Ubuntu is no longer there, so that it just boots directly into the Windows 7, without the option to boot into Ubuntu, which isn't even there? Thanks so much for your help!
Hello trunkmonkeytoo, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Please try this: type: msconfig in the start menu search box. When the window appears, select the boot tab and see if you can remove the entry for Ubuntu?

Cheers!
Robert
Hi iseeuu

Would your nice tutorial help in this case?

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

OR

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
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10 Feb 2010   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trunkmonkeytoo View Post
Recently I dual installed Ubuntu, which is a Linux distro OS alongside Windows 7. I did not use Wubi to do this, unfortunately. Then, I realized that Ubuntu didn't really work, and I deleted the partition, and used the command prompt from the Windows 7 repair disc to remove the GRUB bootloader Ubuntu had installed. But now every time I restart my computer, it still gives me the option in the Windows boot loader to run off of Ubuntu. When I push it, however, it doesn't load Ubuntu, because it obviously isn't on the computer anymore. How do I make Windows realize that Ubuntu is no longer there, so that it just boots directly into the Windows 7, without the option to boot into Ubuntu, which isn't even there? Thanks so much for your help!
Hello trunkmonkeytoo, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Please try this: type: msconfig in the start menu search box. When the window appears, select the boot tab and see if you can remove the entry for Ubuntu?

Cheers!
Robert
Hi iseeuu

Would your nice tutorial help in this case?

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

OR

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
Thank you theog. OP said in his first post: "and used the command prompt from the Windows 7 repair disc to remove the GRUB bootloader Ubuntu had installed." so I just assumed he had already used "bootsect" from the repair CD? I could have assumed too much?

I have "DualBootPro" so can you help trunkmonkeytoo with "EasyBCD2"?

Cheers!
Robert
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10 Feb 2010   #8

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Thank you for the pictures! I have found the System Configuration, and it has Windows 7 as my only OS.

I added the Ubuntu, by downloading the OS, and using the Toshiba Disc Creator program that came with my computer to make an image file disc. Then, I booted from that, and installed Ubuntu as a partition of 8GB.

That was the first time I installed Ubuntu. The second time I used a program called Wubi, and with that I was able to remove the Ubuntu. I installed a second time, hoping that when I uninstalled with Wubi, which is a safe installation program when putting Ubuntu alongside Windows, that it would take out the first Ubuntu. That didn't work...

I finished writing this after you guys had posted more. If EasyBCD will take Ubuntu out of my boot options, I'll be more than happy to try it!

I then deleted the partition, and now when I select Ubuntu in the Windows boot options, it says that the file is missing or corrupt, but it won't let me remove the option to boot into Ubuntu, and boot directly into Windows 7.
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10 Feb 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trunkmonkeytoo View Post
Thank you for the pictures! I have found the System Configuration, and it has Windows 7 as my only OS.

I added the Ubuntu, by downloading the OS, and using the Toshiba Disc Creator program that came with my computer to make an image file disc. Then, I booted from that, and installed Ubuntu as a partition of 8GB.

That was the first time I installed Ubuntu. The second time I used a program called Wubi, and with that I was able to remove the Ubuntu. I installed a second time, hoping that when I uninstalled with Wubi, which is a safe installation program when putting Ubuntu alongside Windows, that it would take out the first Ubuntu. That didn't work...

I then deleted the partition, and now when I select Ubuntu in the Windows boot options, it says that the file is missing or corrupt, but it won't let me remove the option to boot into Ubuntu, and boot directly into Windows 7.
OK! so the Grub boot loader is gone but the Windows 7 boot manager still has a menu entry for Ubuntu?
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10 Feb 2010   #10

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Yes. I used the command prompts (bootrec /fixmbr etc.) to remove it, and restore the Windows Boot Loader. So GRUB should be completely removed.
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