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Windows 7: remove xp dual boot from win7 original installation

02 Aug 2012   #11

win 7 u x64
 
 

it was in the pdf of the first message.,. here it is in jpg



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02 Aug 2012   #12
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Make sure the Windows 7 HD is set first to boot in BIOS setup, then unplug the XP HD to see if Windows 7 can boot without it as it should.

If so then plug back in the XP HD, Delete the XP partition and the 1.46 gb System drive using free Partition Wizard bootable CD partition-Specific wipe: Partition Wizard Use the Bootable CD. This may be enough to rid the ghost listing.

If you're virtualizing XP in Windows 7 then I would install it to Windows 7.
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03 Aug 2012   #13

win 7 u x64
 
 

i deleted the 1.46gb and tu dual boot still shows up NOT LOL... :s
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03 Aug 2012   #14
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Is there a chance XP is installed on Disk1? What happens when you choose XP from Boot Menu?

This is why I suggested you wipe the XP partition and install it from within Windows 7 as a virtual OS is done.

If not try Rebuild BCD command from How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows.

Or use Partition Wizard's Rebuild MBR function: Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.
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03 Aug 2012   #15

win 7 u x64
 
 

the dual boot xp is on the dynamic disk, used to be on drive x:, i deleted it and reinstalled on the x drive my actual vmware xp there that works fine.

i just need to get rid of the dual boot. i tried rebuild mbr, dual boot is still there


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03 Aug 2012   #16
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You have bigger problems now by converting the HD to Dynamic Disk which is meant to span partitions across multiple HD's not on the same HD. This cannot happen without ignoring clear warnings that this will happen with dire consequences. Why?

You can use PW installed version partition wizard 4.2 free.zip to unzip, install and then follow these steps to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard.

In the process you've also shifted the System boot files from the System partition into C, which may be causing the Boot menu issue. I would delete that partition, resize C to the left using Partition Wizard bootable CD: http://www.partitionwizard.com/video...partition.html.

Then rebuild MBR since the boot sector has been resized. Have the Windows 7 DVD or REpair CD standing by if necessary to run Startup Repairs as well.
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03 Aug 2012   #17

win 7 u x64
 
 

best **** up so far, i deleted the wrong partition with computer management :S, is there a trick to undelete the partition? i did delete volume from the computer management :S
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03 Aug 2012   #18
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Which partition did you incorrectly delete? If it's formatted or resized over then it's data may be lost. If not you can use Partition Wizard Recovery Wizard to detect and undelete the partition if the space it occupied is still available: http://www.partitionwizard.com/video...ry-wizard.html

There is a discrepancy between the Partition Wizard screenshot's listings showing System Disk gone and drive map showing it still there. Please download and burn to CD the PW Boot CD to get a correct reading. You can find the the boot CD for version 4.2 which still offers Dynamic conversion for free here: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live
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03 Aug 2012   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paascal View Post
best **** up so far, i deleted the wrong partition with computer management :S, is there a trick to undelete the partition? i did delete volume from the computer management :S
Which partition did you delete? As long as it wasn't your Windows 7 partition, then you should be ok after running startup repair 3 times: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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03 Aug 2012   #20

win 7 u x64
 
 

here is the screen cap


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