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Windows 7: Multiple boot options for windows 7 in boot menu

22 May 2015   #1
batnox

Windows 7 Basic x64
 
 
Multiple boot options for windows 7 in boot menu

I have installed ubuntu14.04 alongside windows7 and now in the multi-boot menu I get 3 boot options for windows 7 in addition with a boot option for ubuntu. They are:
Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)
Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)
Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda3)

I am not sure which one to boot into.
Here is some information of my partitions:
Code:
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of 
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
    in partition 112 for .

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows 7
    Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda3 has 
                       40550399 sectors, but according to the info from 
                       fdisk, it has 40962095 sectors.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /bootmgr /boot/bcd
Code:
Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sda1               2,048       411,647       409,600   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2    *        411,648   206,557,183   206,145,536   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3         935,811,072   976,773,167    40,962,096  12 Compaq diagnostics
/dev/sda4         206,559,230   935,811,071   729,251,842   f W95 Extended (LBA)
/dev/sda5         206,559,232   423,811,071   217,251,840   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda6         423,813,120   505,726,199    81,913,080   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda7         505,733,120   608,131,071   102,397,952   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda8         608,133,120   710,531,071   102,397,952   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda9         710,533,120   771,971,071    61,437,952   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda10        771,973,120   890,370,494   118,397,375   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda11        890,372,096   890,466,884        94,789   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda12        890,468,352   935,811,071    45,342,720  83 Linux
Can anyone please help me know which option to select to boot my windows 7 as I am not sure and i don't want to mess with anything and lose data?


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22 May 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

Please post back screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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22 May 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am not familiar with Linux but since you are on a laptop, and most probably have a System Reserved I guess the middle one is your C drive.

Here it goes:

Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1) - first partition - System Reserved
Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2) - second partition - C drive for Windows 7
Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda3) - the factory restore partition

Also, the only option that lists an OS is the 2nd option.
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