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Windows 7: Operating System Not Listed

12 Nov 2010   #1
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 
Operating System Not Listed

Hi,

I have noticed a problem with my computer I when I open msconfig there is no OS listed in the boot section and I am unable to click on any of the options within that window. I have also checked under start up and recovery and its also not listed in there either.

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Has anyone experienced this problem before or does anyone know how I can fix it?


Many thanks


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12 Nov 2010   #2
brady

 

are you multibooting?

you can just add it back into the "boot.ini" file.
Rebuilding Boot.ini - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
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12 Nov 2010   #3
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi,

No not multibooting,
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12 Nov 2010   #4
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't use a boot.ini file like XP does. Wizkid, if you can boot into windows 7 OK, I wouldn't sweat it. Otherwise you'll likely have to do a startup repair or something.
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12 Nov 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try disabling UAC, see if that makes any difference. Not sure why it would but worth trying. You can disable UAC from msconfig Tools tab, Change UAC Settings.
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12 Nov 2010   #6
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi,

I can boot into Widows okay. I have turned off UAC.


Is there anyway to get msconfig to show the information again? I've tried a start up repair but it did not fix it
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13 Nov 2010   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

BCD edit might do it, if you can figure out the right command to use.
BCDEdit Command-Line Options
Looks pretty complicated to me though you may end up worse off if you execute the wrong command. I seem to remember using a simpler third party app but can't remember what it was called or find a link to it. I was dual booting with XP and had to mod my boot menu. That was quit a while ago now and my memory isn't what it used to be.
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13 Nov 2010   #8
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

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13 Nov 2010   #9
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I think that might actually be the one I used. Thank you for posting the link. I had some , non computer related stuff to do, and didn't have a chance to search for it.
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13 Nov 2010   #10
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi,

Many thanks for your replies,

I have run EasyBCD and now its showing again as in the below image.


Thanks for your help guys,


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