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Windows 7: My Bios Boot Order Menu Has An Item Called "Ubuntu"

24 Nov 2011   #1
ExpDisease

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
My Bios Boot Order Menu Has An Item Called "Ubuntu"

Hi Guys,

I recently tried to install Linux Ubuntu but it didin't work well. So I deleted all the partitions and made a clean windows 7 install. Everything works just fine. Before the windows installation there was a weird bootloader starts at first. Here's the picture. After I installed windows I looked at my bios settings and in the boot menu I still had Ubuntu. I used recovery cd and did a console command which is "bootsect /nt60 all". But it is still there. How can I delete this without doing any formatting, reinstalling.




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24 Nov 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Hello ExpDisease,

are you sure the screenshot is from your BIOS? It looks to me like a bootloader left over from Ubuntu that's running before Windows 7's own bootloader.

You might try the bootsect /nt60 all /mbr command (with the added /mbr option) to actually rewrite the MBR as well, but I'm not sure that'll really do the job.

Just to get a better picture of things, could you also take a snapshot of your (maximized) Disk Management window and post it here?
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24 Nov 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is there a option to delete the boot menu entry?
You may need to check your uEFI BIOS manual.
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24 Nov 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Use EasyBCD, "Edit Boot Menu" to delete left over entries.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
The free version download link is at the bottom of the page.
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24 Nov 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
Use EasyBCD, "Edit Boot Menu" to delete left over entries.
Download EasyBCD 2.1.1 - NeoSmart Technologies
The free version download link is at the bottom of the page.
FAQ - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Quote:
Does EasyBCD have EFI support?

No, not yet.
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24 Nov 2011   #6
ExpDisease

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Hello ExpDisease,

are you sure the screenshot is from your BIOS? It looks to me like a bootloader left over from Ubuntu that's running before Windows 7's own bootloader.

You might try the bootsect /nt60 all /mbr command (with the added /mbr option) to actually rewrite the MBR as well, but I'm not sure that'll really do the job.

Just to get a better picture of things, could you also take a snapshot of your (maximized) Disk Management window and post it here?
Nope that's the bootloader but I don't think it's a ubuntu bootloader. The bios order menu is the same as that picture. It says shift + 1 to disable an item but it doesn't work. I can't resize the disk management window if I do only resizing trails are appearing. I don't have any other hdd so it doesn't matter anyway. I tried the bootsect command now but it didin't work. I think I should set computer to factory settings but I will lose everything. By the way easyBCD only sees windows 7..

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24 Nov 2011   #7
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

That doesn't look like the normal grub (or grub2) menu (the boot loader/menu installed with ubuntu). But I never heard of ubuntu changing the BIOS boot menu...

Can you reset your BIOS to defaults?

Edit: what do you see if you disconnect the hard drive and turn on the machine?
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24 Nov 2011   #8
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'm not surprised EasyBCD only sees Windows 7 - because I didn't think the Ubuntu boot menu was part of the boot entries stored in Windows 7's own boot manager.

Still not quite clear on whether this is a boot loader that runs after the BIOS completes startup but before Windows starts booting, or if you're really saying it's a BIOS-provided boot menu.

That would surprise me as much as flemur13013...
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24 Nov 2011   #9
ExpDisease

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I load my setup default for bios but it didin't change. This is so interesting. I installed linux distros couple of thousand times but never seen anything like this. Maybe samsung motherboard works like this
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25 Nov 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is there a option to move the boot menu entry Ubnuntu? If yes.
Try moving to entry No 4.
You may need to check your uEFI BIOS manual.
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