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Windows 7: Boot Menu Troubles (duplicate entries)

20 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Boot Menu Troubles (duplicate entries)

I have a problem with my Boot Menu. I have Windows 7 installed on C: and was the first OS installed. Later I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on J: (second drive) and could select between them.

I used a program which installed another entry into the Boot Menu and went to get rid of it with EasyBCD and this removed it in it's eyes. However when I check with MSConfig it shows the original entry, The Server entry and then the original entry.

Selecting either original entry boots to Windows 7. However they both appear to be the same entry as selecting either one in MSConfig to delete one clears the delete button. Doing it from the Server allows me to delete it but then deletes both entries.

How can I clear the second entry without killing my boot?


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20 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Veldthui,

You could check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if that may be able to help you remove this stray boot entry. Just be sure to double check the "Description" of the boot entry to help not delete the wrong one though.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Veldthui,

You could check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if that may be able to help you remove this stray boot entry. Just be sure to double check the "Description" of the boot entry to help not delete the wrong one though.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
It doesn't work. It appears there are two entries in the table with the same ID. Here is a dump of the advanced EasyBCD. As you can see in the Display Order it has the Windows 7 ID, then the Server R2, then the same Windows 7 ID again. Deleting it removes both of them which I am not keen to do as it is the main boot drive.

I would like to be able to just edit the file and remove the third display order line but unsure which file to edit. Shame EasyBCD did not allow this.

Code:
 
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d}
resumeobject            {2b43058e-886f-11df-a32f-a8456f4185f7}
displayorder            {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d}
                        {603e6fe2-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d}
                        {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 5
displaybootmenu         Yes
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7 Ultimate
locale                  en-US
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {5663f699-8fbb-11df-9c9b-806e6f6e6963}
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {603e6fe2-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d}
device                  partition=J:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Server 2008 R2
locale                  en-US
osdevice                partition=J:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {90060caf-8faa-11df-95b8-806e6f6e6963}
hypervisorlaunchtype    Auto
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20 Feb 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Veldthui,

See if this may help to remove the duplicate {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} entry to the right of displayorder in the top Windows Boot Manager section.
  • Open a elevated command prompt in Windows 7.
  • Copy and paste the command below and press Enter.
    • bcdedit /displayorder {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} /remove
  • Copy and paste the command below and press Enter.
    • bcdedit /enum /V
If all {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} entries for "Windows 7" have been removed in displayorder, then do this below.
  • Copy and paste the command below and press Enter.
    • bcdedit /displayorder {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} /addfirst
If only one {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} entry for "Windows 7" is left along with the one {603e6fe2-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} for "Windows Server 2008 R2" in displayorder, then you are finished.
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20 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Veldthui,

See if this may help to remove the duplicate {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} entry to the right of displayorder in the top Windows Boot Manager section.
  • Open a elevated command prompt in Windows 7.
  • Copy and paste the command below and press Enter.
    • bcdedit /displayorder {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} /remove
  • Copy and paste the command below and press Enter.
    • bcdedit /enum /V
If all {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} entries for "Windows 7" have been removed in displayorder, then do this below.
  • Copy and paste the command below and press Enter.
    • bcdedit /displayorder {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} /addfirst
If only one {603e6fe3-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} entry for "Windows 7" is left along with the one {603e6fe2-8faa-11df-b899-6cf049ef746d} for "Windows Server 2008 R2" in displayorder, then you are finished.
That worked. Thanks very much. The bcdedit /enum /b through up an error but I could see the original entry was gone and only the Server boot was there and the second one added it back.
I was a bit scared of doing this as I tried it once before and lost the lot so once bitten twice shy syndrome.
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20 Feb 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. That's great news.

Sorry, that should have been this below instead. I bumped b instead of v.

bcdedit /enum /V
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