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Windows 7: Where are boot files stored?

26 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM
Where are boot files stored?

I installed Paragon Total Defrag and hated it, so I uninstalled it. However, even after uninstalling it, a change the program makes by adding a boot screen has not gone away. Anyone who has used this program might know what Im talking about as far as what this screen is.

So Ive searched my computer/registry for anything containing "paragon" and deleted it. Where should I look next? Is there a place I can view any sort of boot files or soemthing that shows the boot activity and can be possibly edited?

A quick explanation of this boot screen: The Paragon defrag program requires the defrag to be done before the OS loads. So, it adds this screen to the boot process where you have to select an OS to defrag. Now, I have to select my Win 7 partition to complete my boot process, as the screen doesnt an advance unless you select something. I hit Enter, it tries to look for the Paragon program, which no longer exists, then it loads Windows 7.

Any help or guidance is appreciated.

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26 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here is how to go to boot folder

My computer --> your win 7 drive --> organize --> folder and options --> view -->
select show hidden files and folders and drives --> ok

then you should see all hidden files go to folder boot
now dont fool around to much in the folder or santa
will put coal in ur sock!!

Best wishes Deven
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26 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am guessing you have checked in program files that the program folder for paragon is deleted and also unhide hiden folders like in my last post and go in program data and remove any tracee of paragon in there

best wishes Deven
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26 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

You may want to boot up from the 7 dvd itself and go into the repair my computer section seen right under the install now button for the command prompt option. Once the 7 installation is detected and you arrive at the command prompt type in: "bootsect /nt60 C:" followed by the "bootrec /fixmbr" commands used (without quotes) in order to see the mbr entries and boot sector information rewritten.
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26 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP


Use System Restore to restore before you installed it.

A respectable program should set a restore point before install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

If it did? or you have any prior points onhand that would be a help. I had that problem with one program back with the RCs where the system restore wasn't the soluttion there however.
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