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Windows 7: Boot up Problem

22 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Boot up Problem

Ok, so I tried installing another OS to a partition I made on my harddrive and it failed and then when I tried to reboot it came up with this error:

So I then used The Ultimate Boot CD and booted it up on my RAM and saw that my original half of the harddrive was still in perfect form. So I installed Linux, hoping to fix the booting problem. I successfully got Linux on the partition which originally failed, but now I get this boot screen option:

Is there some way to correct my computers boot to either have the original boot where I can select either partition to boot from with EasyBCD or just deactivate Linux as long as the computer boots directly to my Windows 7 and I don't get the original error.

haha, sorta a mouthful. thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums!

Use your Windows 7 DVD to boot up your PC, enter Repair and choose Command prompt.
Type the following:
bootrec /FixMbr
and hit enter.

Your PC will then boot directly into Windows 7.

Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Firstly, you don't really have an issue there. If you select "Vista/LongHorn" from the Grub Boot Menu (2nd screenshot) then it will boot 7.

If you want to lose Linux, then you will need to do this.

1) Boot your PC and Select "Vista/Longhorn" from the Grub Menu.
2) Open Disk Management (Start>Right click Computer>Manage>Storage>Disk Management
3) Right click the Linux Partition (it will be the one that Windows can't read)
4) Click Format
5) Wait.
6) Reboot your PC with your Windows 7 Disk in the drive, or boot into your recovery partition if you have one.
7) Follow this tutorial: Startup Repair
8) Repeat Steps 6-7 until Windows finds no more problems.

If you then want to reinstall Linux, and use Windows Boot Manager as your bootloader then follow the below.

9) On the final page of installation setup of Ubuntu, click "Advanced" at the bottom.

10) When it asks where to install Linux, select the partition that Linux is installed on NOT the entire Hard Drive.
11) Restart. At this point you will only be able to boot into Windows.
12) Open Disk Management again, and give the System Reserved partition (if you have one) a letter. If you don't have a System Reserved ignore this.
13) Open EasyBCD and select "Add New Entry"
14) Select the type as "Grub 2" from the drop down menu
15) Give it a name.
16) Click "Add Entry"
17) Reboot.

Hopefully all should be working as it should if you follow these instructions to the letter
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

thanks you guys!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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