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Windows 7: Too many OS's on boot

30 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Too many OS's on boot

I had Windows 7 HP installed twice - Drive C & G - for emergency purposes. I installed Windows 7 Pro on D. Now when the DOS boot screen comes up it shows 4 OS's. BCDedit indicates I have OS's on C, D, G & I and it shows the Legacy OS on I. What is wrong and how to I fix it?

Thanks


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30 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello rdwray.



You can use BCDEdit to remove some of the entries, just be sure not to remove the entry with the boot files on it, it'll be listed as "System" in disk management; have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


How to Use the BCDEDIT Command Line Tool
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30 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

That's my problem, which one do I remove????
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30 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
That's my problem, which one do I remove????


Post up a snip of the whole disk management for us to have a look at, right click computer, manage, disk management; have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see the best way to post snips here at Seven Forums.


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30 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Here is the bootmgr: Too many OS's on boot-bootmgr.jpg


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30 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

How about a snip of the whole disk management so we can get the "big picture" OK?
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30 May 2010   #7

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That only shows 2 entries.

Probabaly the easiest way for you to tackle it is with msconfig.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html

Type msconfig in start search, clcik it when it pops up.

Click the boot tab.

Delete the entries you don't want ( it won't let you delete the default entry)
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30 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Complete bootmgr: Too many OS's on boot-bootmgr.jpg
Here is msconfig and all the OS's shown are legal: Name:  msconfig.jpg
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Here is discmgr: Too many OS's on boot-discmgr.jpg

Here is the DOS boot screen list:

Windows 7 Professional (This is the bad OS)
Windows 7
Normal OS
Windows 7


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30 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Found the problem was the "Lagacy OS Loader" and deleted it. This is a good example of one of Windows 7 problems.
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30 May 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That only shows 2 entries.

Probabaly the easiest way for you to tackle it is with msconfig.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html

Type msconfig in start search, clcik it when it pops up.

Click the boot tab.

Delete the entries you don't want ( it won't let you delete the default entry)
Hello SIW, thanks!

I forget about this as I learned to use BCDEdit while I was booting Windows 7 and XP, XP would never show up in msconfig in Windows 7.



@rdwray, are you saying you found a solution and the issue is resolved?
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