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29 Jul 2010   #1

 
 
My stupidity with other OS's

Hey guys, kinda new here, I know a little bit about computers but not a lot... I was experimenting with some other OS's (Ubuntu, Fedora, WinXP, etc.) and I decided just to keep 7 for now and delete the rest. Well, all the OS's came off fine, I reinstalled 7 with no problem, I just have one thing that's annoying me... it still doesn't just boot 7 automatically, it asks if I want to boot Windows 7 or "an older version of Windows". Of course, whenever you click it it just basically says nothing is there, because there is nothing there... I just want to know if anyone knows how to remove this option so Windows 7 just boots without any other options. I know it's probably impossible to remove it COMPLETELY, so even if there is just a configuration in Windows 7 that just boots Windows 7 without asking to boot any other OS's but doesn't delete your old OS's, that'd be fine. Any help would be appreciated, I'd just like to get rid of the "older Windows" option lol.

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29 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Type "msconfig.exe" into the start search and run the program presented

One the Boot tab of the application you should see the two start-up choices you are seeing

simply select and delete the entry you do not need
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29 Jul 2010   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Type "msconfig.exe" into the start search and run the program presented

One the Boot tab of the application you should see the two start-up choices you are seeing

simply select and delete the entry you do not need
I've actually used msconfig already, but all that shows up is Windows 7. I used that to delete a previous 3rd option, a dead link to a second Windows 7 (I still don't fully understand what happened there). I've done the disc clean up and disk clean up and disk defragment but nothings worked, I'm at a loss :'(
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29 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

OK check your install for a widows.old folder which may be the remains of an previous Windows 7 install or it may be the remains of an old copy of XP on another partition - I would delete and remake any other unused partitions to be totally sure of cleaning them fully.

It may be useful if you could post a screenshot of your current partitions
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29 Jul 2010   #5

 
 

Alright, I screenshotted, it's just the reserve and c:/ right now evidently :/


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29 Jul 2010   #6

 
 

Does anyone else think they could have any idea what this might be? Sorry for self bumping here.
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29 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The system is booting from the system reserved partition ( the actual partition that Windows 7 is on is a logical drive ), and the boot sector appears to be corrupted.

Have put a request in to check if anyone else here has seen this before, hopefully there will be someone who can suggest something better than repartitioning.
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29 Jul 2010   #8

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Looks like you still have linux code left over.
All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active
Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

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29 Jul 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Looks like you still have linux code left over.
All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active
Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

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Thank you, I'll get on that right now, I appreciate your help Also thank you Barman, you've been very kind, it's nice to be in such a kind and helpful community
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29 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

have you had a looky here pal


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