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Windows 7: Dual Boot Boot Menu

17 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Dual Boot Boot Menu

Hi, I was experimenting with a dual boot with Win 7 and Ubuntu - the latter has now been removed from my system and the partition deleted but I still get the dual boot menu. Anyone able to advise me how to stop it doing this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blue sabre View Post
Hi, I was experimenting with a dual boot with Win 7 and Ubuntu - the latter has now been removed from my system and the partition deleted but I still get the dual boot menu. Anyone able to advise me how to stop it doing this?
Hello blue sabre, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You can restore the Windows 7 bootmgr here: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Here is another link for you to look at: Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

Let us know if you have any questions?

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello blue sabre.


You can also use this to remove the boot entry.

BCDEDIT - How to Use
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17 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello blue sabre.


You can also use this to remove the boot entry.

BCDEDIT - How to Use
Thanks very much guys. This one did it. I'll stop messing with thing I don't really understand now!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just get in the habit of creating a restore point before you "mess' with stuff, I do.

System Restore Point - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just get in the habit of creating a restore point before you "mess' with stuff, I do.

System Restore Point - Create
Will do!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I bought two new drives and installed Windows 7 Ultimate, using Windows disk mirror facility (C. I also had an old drive in the system that had Windows 7 RC on it (D. Upon boot, Windows Boot Mgr would give a choice of old or new Windows, as well as secondary plex. I tried a Windows System Image, and it wanted to include D:. So, I unplugged D:, but then the system wouldn't boot. I plugged D: back in, booted, changed the name of its Windows directory, and rebooted -everything worked OK, so system is in fact not using Windows directory on D:. There must be some small file on D: that needs to be on C:. How can I get rid of my dependence on D:? Will the method described earlier in the thread work? I don't care about the ability to select old operating system, but I guess I may be stuck with the boot mgr screen due to secondary plex. Main thing I want is for system to all be in C: - what's the point of mirroring if a failure of D: can still take me down?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jrh0 View Post
I bought two new drives and installed Windows 7 Ultimate, using Windows disk mirror facility (C. I also had an old drive in the system that had Windows 7 RC on it (D. Upon boot, Windows Boot Mgr would give a choice of old or new Windows, as well as secondary plex. I tried a Windows System Image, and it wanted to include D:. So, I unplugged D:, but then the system wouldn't boot. I plugged D: back in, booted, changed the name of its Windows directory, and rebooted -everything worked OK, so system is in fact not using Windows directory on D:. There must be some small file on D: that needs to be on C:. How can I get rid of my dependence on D:? Will the method described earlier in the thread work? I don't care about the ability to select old operating system, but I guess I may be stuck with the boot mgr screen due to secondary plex. Main thing I want is for system to all be in C: - what's the point of mirroring if a failure of D: can still take me down?
Hello jrho, and welcome.

The Windows 7 installer will place the boot code on whatever "Active" partition it finds. It would seem that the 7 RC hard drive was the "Active" drive (or partition) so when you unplug it you cannot boot.

I have not installed 7 in a raid configuration, so I cannot say for certain how raid will react, but you can try marking the new Windows 7 install "Active", then boot to your 7 DVD (unplug the 7 RC drive also) and run the "Startup Repair" two or three times to restore booting to 7.

Startup Repair

There are other options as well.

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Please forgive my ignorance, but I am not given an option to make C: "Active" , I assume because the mirrored drive set is not partitioned - or, perhaps I should say, it's all one partition. MS says every drive can only have one active partition, so if you only have one, perhaps it's active by default and can't be modified.

I'll try the repair some more!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #10
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
dual boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blue sabre View Post
Hi, I was experimenting with a dual boot with Win 7 and Ubuntu - the latter has now been removed from my system and the partition deleted but I still get the dual boot menu. Anyone able to advise me how to stop it doing this?
type msconfig in search box, then the boot tab ,click on ubuntu(if its there ) then delete it,restart your pc
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