Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Computer Boot is mess up after installing Windows 8 and switching back

26 Sep 2014   #41
johnkuang123

Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
 

Ok here is what I dont get, should the drive I install OS onto a mbr drive or gpt drive. Cause im switching between the two.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Sep 2014   #42
gregrocker

 

You have your choice. If you'd slow down to read and interact before you jump to reinstall then you'd have already picked up that .

It's best to try UEFI install first because it is the latest technology and offers a few more features. Only if it causes problems would I skip to installing to Legacy which is easier.

But you had an EFI install and recklessly reinstalled it without even paying attention to what we were trying to tell you. Why would you do that while we are in the middle of trying to help you?

May I ask how old you are?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2014   #43
johnkuang123

Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
 

Im currently 16 years old, Im Comptia A+ certified. May you tell me if I should install it on a gpt or mbr?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Sep 2014   #44
johnkuang123

Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
 

I know I should be listening because you guys are trying to help me out but im getting impatience because I have been trying to fix it 3 days, sorry for my lack of listening skill. ..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2014   #45
gregrocker

 

What are you trying to fix? You had a correct EFI install with the Windows Boot Manager booting it. Apparently you've changed it to an MBR install if the Windows Boot Manager is not booting it presently. But we can't say for sure until you post another Disk Mgmt screenshot.

If it is working correctly then leave it as it is. If it's not working correctly then state the exact problem(s) and we will help you fix them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2014   #46
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnkuang123 View Post
Im currently 16 years old, Im Comptia A+ certified. May you tell me if I should install it on a gpt or mbr?
GPT Is for larger disks and a UEFI OS drive, MBR is the old legacy of this and is what a non UEFI windows install uses, unless compatibility issues use the GPT and UEFI.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnkuang123 View Post
I know I should be listening because you guys are trying to help me out but im getting impatience because I have been trying to fix it 3 days, sorry for my lack of listening skill. ..
Instead of making new posts about similar things use the edit button below your post to just add to it, and use like EDIT: to state its different.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2014   #47
johnkuang123

Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
 

Im gunna upload my current diskmgmt and let you see.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2014   #48
johnkuang123

Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnkuang123 View Post
Im currently 16 years old, Im Comptia A+ certified. May you tell me if I should install it on a gpt or mbr?
GPT Is for larger disks and a UEFI OS drive, MBR is the old legacy of this and is what a non UEFI windows install uses, unless compatibility issues use the GPT and UEFI.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnkuang123 View Post
I know I should be listening because you guys are trying to help me out but im getting impatience because I have been trying to fix it 3 days, sorry for my lack of listening skill. ..
Instead of making new posts about similar things use the edit button below your post to just add to it, and use like EDIT: to state its different.
oh ok thank you for the information of the GPT and MBR
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2014   #49
johnkuang123

Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What are you trying to fix? You had a correct EFI install with the Windows Boot Manager booting it. Apparently you've changed it to an MBR install if the Windows Boot Manager is not booting it presently. But we can't say for sure until you post another Disk Mgmt screenshot.

If it is working correctly then leave it as it is. If it's not working correctly then state the exact problem(s) and we will help you fix them.
This is my current diskmgmt

imgur: the simple image sharer

The OS is installed on Disk 1 which is a MBR drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2014   #50
gregrocker

 

The OS is installed on Disk0, booted into C as shown by the "Boot' flag on C. The System Reserved partition is booting the drive as shown by the "System Active" flags - meaning it is indeed an MBR disk with Legacy install.

The only problem I see is that the data partition D is RAW which means ruined. I would delete it in Disk Mgmt and then recreate it to see if it changes from RAW. If not run a Disk Check on it.

Let us know about this and any other issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Computer Boot is mess up after installing Windows 8 and switching back




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD when switching back to computer with KVM switch, error 0x00000116
I have a KVM switch that I use to plug in different machines and work on them, and recently when I switch back to my main machine, sometimes I get a BSOD. It seems to me like there is something wrong with my video driver, since right before the BSOD, the video driver crashes over and over, but I...
BSOD Help and Support
Munich considers switching from Linux back to Windows and Office
After a 10-year Linux migration, Munich considers switching back to Windows and Office | ZDNet and an alternate viewpoint.... http://www.techrepublic.com/article/no-munich-isnt-about-to-ditch-free-software-and-move-back-to-windows/
News
struggling to boot back to windows 8.1 after installing windows 7
Hi. i need some help. i recently installed windows 7 ultimate on a new partition after having installed windows 8.1 pro. Now, after windows 7 is up and running, i cant find a way to boot back to windows 8.1. i checked msconfig and there is only windows 7 ultimate there and i checked under advanced...
Installation & Setup
Computer seems to be a mess, random restarts, slow boot time.
Hi everyone, this is my first post. I'll try to be thorough and not leave out any details. My computer began acting very strange a few weeks ago after I input the wrong key trying to register Word 2007. I tried to uninstall Word and thats when my PC seemed to begin crumbling on me. My...
General Discussion
Need help switching D Drive back to C Drive After Computer Crash
The computer I'm having a problem on is a HP G6- 635 DX Windows 7 x64. About a week ago I decided to disable a few startup items because my computer took too long to load up. I think I disabled something that I shouldnt have because the next time I restarted I had gotten stuck on the "Starting...
General Discussion
Windows shifting back to primary monitor when switching users.
I run a dual monitor setup, and I use two user profiles and switch between them throughout the day. I set up both user profiles identically, which is as follows: In each profile, I run multiple instances of Internet Explorer 9, so I have four or five Internet Explorer windows open with multiple...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:50.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App