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Windows 7: Windows boot files or boot manager installed in wrong partitiion


25 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7
 
 
Windows boot files or boot manager installed in wrong partitiion

this is what I did, since I have no CD-ROM, to install Windows 7 I created a partion X: NTFS and set it as the ACTIVE ONE, the put there the Windows 7 installation files, and opened prompt command to type bootsect.exe /n60 X: , next I restarted my computer, and automatically it booted into the Windows 7 setup, I installed Windows 7 on the partition C: and formatted the partition C:, everything installed and after the installation finished, a multiple choice menu appears that reads:
Windows 7
Windows Setup

I believe my error was not to set partition C: back as the active one, during the installation process where it asks you in which partition to install, I just formatted C: but forgot to set it as the ACTIVE ONE

I have 6 partition in total, but there is no need to put them all, just the ones , that are involved, this is how my partitions look:
Cboot,page file,crash dump, primary partition)
XSystem,Active,Primary partition <<<this one became hidden


Code:
 
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume6
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
integrityservices Enable
default {current}
resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
displayorder {current}
{7619dcc9-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
 
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 8
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {d83e2463-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
integrityservices Enable
recoveryenabled Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard
 
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {7619dcc9-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
device ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
-000476eba25f}
path \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
description Windows Setup
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
-000476eba25f}
systemroot \windows
bootmenupolicy Standard
detecthal Yes
winpe Yes
ems No

what I want is to make the X: partition a worthless partition just containing the Windows 7 installation files, and that everything looks like if I installed from a CD-ROM rather than from a partition. please tell in BCDEDIT commands... does that mean I have to move the boot files or boot manager into C:?

I also would like to remove the multiple choice screen, but more important is to make X: partition a worthless partition

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25 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Why don`t you just make a usb installer ?
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25 Dec 2012   #4

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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.
my friend there is no need to do that, I have six partitions, they are all position in this order, there is nothing of small partition with MB at all, just picture in your mind this:
C (boot,page file,crash dump, primary partition)
[the rest are just partition filled with stuff, nothing at all]
D (Local Drive)
E (Local Drive)
F (Local Drive)
G (Local Drive)
X (System,Active,Primary partition) <<<this one became hidden and still has the Win 7 setup files, thats why I get a screen when booting that shows Windows 7 and Windows setup options

but still can see the hidden partition by going to disk management, I actually use Acronis Disk Director to change ACTIVE PARTITIONS, because when I change a partition to be set as ACTIVE, others get deleted, and I have to recover my partitions with a software


did you get my what my request is all about? to set everything as if installed Windows 7 from the CD-Rom and the partition I use for the Win setup files to become a worthless INACTIVE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #5

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Why don`t you just make a usb installer ?
because my USB broke, and I just have a little card with 2 GB, but since I found the trick to install from a partition, I had no interest in buying anything

I am sure my mistake was not to set back C partition as ACTIVE during the installation process, I though my request was going to be easy solved with some BCDEDIT commands, by taking over the essential files of X partition into the C: partition, and set the C as the ACTIVE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to the Forum Hultramann. I recommend completed the request by Greg in post #2.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Why would you reply that there's no reason for a screenshot? Did you come here for advice or to tell us how to do the job we do the best in the world?

Just post the screenshot and find out.
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