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Windows 7: Problem when booting

10 Jan 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ipodvi View Post
So what your saying is that I need to wipe my hdd that has the 2 windows 7 os on them?


To whom are you referring?


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10 Jan 2011   #12
ipodvi

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ipodvi View Post
So what your saying is that I need to wipe my hdd that has the 2 windows 7 os on them?


To whom are you referring?
I was wondering if that is what you want me to do when you wanted me to mark the different hdd without an os on it. What will that do for me?
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10 Jan 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

A wipe and marking a HDD/partition Inactive are 2 entirely different processes; if you would read the post it says ...


"Non OS HDD/partition(s) can also be marked Inactive"




If there are OSs on those HDD/partition(s) I would neither wipe them or mark them inactive.
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10 Jan 2011   #14
ipodvi

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
A wipe and marking a HDD/partition Inactive are 2 entirely different processes; if you would read the post it says ...


"Non OS HDD/partition(s) can also be marked Inactive"




If there are OSs on those HDD/partition(s) I would neither wipe them or mark them inactive.
Ok so then if I have the 2 OSs on 1 partition on 1 HDD then what should I do to get rid of one of the 2 OSs? Or just tell it to boot to home prem?
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10 Jan 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The Disk 1 C: is the OS you are booted into right now and it is also the one that contains the boot files for the entire system; what other(s) do you want to remove from the system and is there data on that/those OSs you want to save?
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10 Jan 2011   #16
ipodvi

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

There is data on the windows 7 home that I am booting into now. But b4 I installed windows 7 home I installed win7 ult. But I was given a fake key for win7 ult. so I went back to XP. I think the win7 ult. data is still left but I dont need anything from the win7 ult. So I want to get rid of that.
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10 Jan 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You still haven't said what HDD it is on but it doesn't matter; if there is nothing on that HDD you need to save, then a wipe (secure erase) would be in order, in an elevated command window, do step #7 so you can't do the "System" OS partition (Windows won't allow it) and you can do it still booted into Windows; just be VERY SURE to do the correct HDD as it is not reversible once done.


Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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10 Jan 2011   #18
ipodvi

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You still haven't said what HDD it is on but it doesn't matter; if there is nothing on that HDD you need to save, then a wipe (secure erase) would be in order but use step #7 in this tutorial in an elevated command window to do it so you can't do the "System" OS partition (Windows won't allow it) and you can do it still booted into Windows; just be VERY SURE to do the correct HDD as it is not reversible once done.


Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
I need things on the HDD but nothing that was from the win7 ult. OS. By the way both OSs are on the C drive.
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10 Jan 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I just looked again and you do not have 2 separate OS on any single HDD, there is a single partitions on each HDD, there can't be 2 OSs on any of them.
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10 Jan 2011   #20
ipodvi

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I just looked again and you do not have 2 separate OS on any single HDD, there is a single partitions on each HDD, there can't be 2 OSs on any of them.
Well what I am having a problem with is when it first try to boot I get an error which is oxc0000000f. Then I hit enter to contintue. Then it asks me if I want to repair or start windows normaly. I start it normaly and it works. But I think the error is from when I first installed Win7 ult. Could this be?
It says,
\$windows.~BT\WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
is missing or damaged.
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