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Windows 7: Boot problems!

04 Nov 2012   #1
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 
Boot problems!

Hi,
I have a problem with my computer when it boots. After the motherboard logo, a black screen appears where it says Choose a operating system:
1. A earlier version of Windows
2. Windows 7
3. Windows XP professional ?!

XP was on my Hard drive before i did a clean install of Win7 ( fully formated )?? I don't know why this is appearing but it's driving me crazy!!!!! I have like 30 sec to make a choice or the underlined system will be booted ( in this case, Win XP ).

If anyone can help, Thanks!!!


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04 Nov 2012   #2
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Can someone help
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04 Nov 2012   #3
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Hello petko131,

Can you tell us what happens when you select any of the options ?
If you are able to boot into Windows, then this might help solve your problem.

Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System
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04 Nov 2012   #4
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Of course,
when i select the 1. option, nothing happens, the computer restarts to the same screen.
when i select windows 7 it starts normally. When i select windows XP, it says : Insert system disk and boot from it to continue installation.
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04 Nov 2012   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think if you follow the link above for Windows Boot Manager, then delete option 1. & 3. you will automatically start into win7
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04 Nov 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

Did you follow these steps to Clean Install Windows 7? Apparently you didn't pay attention to where you installed Win7 and now have a Dual Boot, so we can help you remove it and clean up anything else once we see the screenshot.
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05 Nov 2012   #7
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Here is the print screen. On my C drive is the sysetm; D is my file storrage hardrive, witch was formated before installing windows7. G is a video game CD which has nothing to do with this problem. I had windows XP before on my C drive...


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05 Nov 2012   #8
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

I've used the 4-th option, and selected windows 7 as my operating system. I didn't have a option to uncheck windows XP. I rebooted and the boot manager came up again, but this time without the option 1. (earlier version of windows). Now i can choose between Windows 7 and Windows XP Professional. XP is underlined. msconfig shows that i have only windows 7 listed as an operating system.


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05 Nov 2012   #9
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
I've used the 4-th option, and selected windows 7 as my operating system. I didn't have a option to uncheck windows XP. I rebooted and the boot manager came up again, but this time without the option 1. (earlier version of windows). Now i can choose between Windows 7 and Windows XP Professional. XP is underlined. msconfig shows that i have only windows 7 listed as an operating system.
In figure #2, the image on the right side of your post, change the timeout from 30 to 0. Does that work?

HTH
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05 Nov 2012   #10
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

On the left image, you can see that i have checked "skip the boot menu", and earlier i have set the timeout (right image) to 3- that's the min timeout you can set...
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