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Windows 7: Windows boot manager


15 Aug 2010   #1
DJK

windows 7
 
 
Windows boot manager

I upgraded from xp to 7 A little while ago,my friends sorted It out, and when I turn on my Dell optiplex 745 series,instead of booting straight into Windows 7,I am Instead optioned with windows boot manager where I can load windows 7 or load an earlyer version of windows.

I have no other o/s installed on the Dell, It was A formated and clean install, and when I test to see what that 'load earlyer version of windows' option is all about. I get A black screen that says the following:

Windows could not start the following files Is missing or corrupt:
Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install A copy of the above file


So does anyone on how I can get ride of this windows boot manger option at the begining when I turn on my computer, So It just boats straight into windows.

Thanks,

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15 Aug 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJK View Post
I upgraded from xp to 7 A little while ago,my friends sorted It out, and when I turn on my Dell optiplex 745 series,instead of booting straight into Windows 7,I am Instead optioned with windows boot manager where I can load windows 7 or load an earlyer version of windows.

I have no other o/s installed on the Dell, It was A formated and clean install, and when I test to see what that 'load earlyer version of windows' option is all about. I get A black screen that says the following:

Windows could not start the following files Is missing or corrupt:
Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install A copy of the above file


So does anyone on how I can get ride of this windows boot manger option at the begining when I turn on my computer, So It just boats straight into windows.

Thanks,
Hello DJK;

Have you tried typing "msconfig" in the start button search box? Under the "Boot" tab, if there is a second menu item listed, you can delete it and just boot directly to Windows 7?

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Cheers!
Robert


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #3
DJK

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your reply Robert;

I tryed your suggestion but there Is only windows 7 and no other In the box like picture bellow,so nothing to deleat.

Attachment 91431

I don't know how to link A picture to this thread but If you visit the link bellow that is what I'm getting,but windows 7 were It says microsoft windows vista

Google Image Result for http://i.t.com.com/i/tr/downloads/images/shultz1/dual_boot/dual_boot_vista_10.png

Thanks,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Aug 2010   #4
DJK

windows 7
 
 

Not to worry.I've done it.

This was how,you can change default boot OS by right clicking my computer, and selecting properties. then on the left, advanced system settings. click advanced, then settings under startup and recovery. you can also change the duration of the boot manager there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJK View Post
Thanks for your reply Robert;

I tryed your suggestion but there Is only windows 7 and no other In the box like picture bellow,so nothing to deleat.

Attachment 91431

I don't know how to link A picture to this thread but If you visit the link bellow that is what I'm getting,but windows 7 were It says microsoft windows vista

Google Image Result for http://i.t.com.com/i/tr/downloads/images/shultz1/dual_boot/dual_boot_vista_10.png

Thanks,
Glad you got it sorted! Thanks for letting us know.

These will quickly show you how to post links here:

Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap

Screenshot with Paint

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Cheers!
Robert
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15 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello DJK, welcome to Seven Forums!





You can also use the info in the tutorial at the link below to completely remove the boot entry, just be sure to export a backup of the boot file before you make any changes; better to be safe than sorry.


How to Use the BCDEDIT Command Line Tool
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16 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Chances are you still have another OS on the drive, or have another partition where an OS previously resided marked System Active which is causing the ghost boot entry. We can help you correct it rather than just cover it up by timing down the Dual Boot menu.
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