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Windows 7: Ubuntu uninstall boot manager issue

22 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Ubuntu uninstall boot manager issue

OK guys so i have installed Ubuntu from the desktop windows installer from the Ubuntu website and i wanted to try it out so i let it do its thing. Then i rebooted tried to run Ubuntu well Ubuntu wouldn't load. It was just a black screen and eventually gave some crap about i cant remember what.

So then i went into windows and uninstalled it from the programs menu and it uninstalled and there are no partitions or nothing on my pc for Ubuntu (as far as iv seen, Iv done some looking) but the boot manager still gives me the option to select between windows 7 and Ubuntu.

Even though Ubuntu is gone and wont load if i select it it still gives me the option to use it. Now i have found something about running cmd as admin and then using bcdedit.exe i have tried it. bcdedit.exe shows me the os's on the system and heres what i found.


Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {1d17a6a0-ac72-11e1-986a-fcb40a7a1036}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 10

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {1d17a6a2-ac72-11e1-986a-fcb40a7a1036}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {1d17a6a0-ac72-11e1-986a-fcb40a7a1036}
nx                      OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier              {1d17a6a4-ac72-11e1-986a-fcb40a7a1036}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
description             Ubuntu
So then i found out that in the CMD you use the command bcdedit.exe/delete {1d17a6a4-ac72-11e1-986a-fcb40a7a1036} (that's what i would use in my case) so that's what i was supposed to do from what i read online. But then i get this

The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\Windows\system32>/bcdedit.exe/delete {1d17a6a4-ac72-11e1-986a-fcb40a7a1036}
The system cannot find the path specified.
(i tried twice) so how do i remove Ubuntu from the boot manager so that the boot manager stops loading up and giving me the option to load Ubuntu?

EDIT: Heres a link i found for the bcd thing.
I have also tried this (goto starrt|run
type msconfig<enter>
goto boot tab and find the unused entry and delete it.
Viola) it dosnt show ubuntu in my boot tab it just shows windows 7.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Remove the Ubuntu listing in msconfig>Boot.

If it's not there install EasyBCD to delete it on the Edit OS Menu tab.

If these fail mark Windows 7 or it's 100mb System reserved partition (preferred) Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Damn, Thanks man. The EasyBCD worked. Issue solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Thanks, But i have come across another issue. The Boot Manager still loads up with my system wanting to select an OS even though windows 7 is the only option.

How do i set it so that it just automatically loads windows 7 again and does not show the boot manager? I would like to have that issue solved.

Its driving me nuts having to select windows 7 at pc start up even though its the only OS there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


Did you delete any other listing on EasyBCD Edit OS Menu tab?

Then select Skip Boot Menu.

I gave you three options that normally resolve this? Confirm you have completed all three.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

If i select "skip the boot menu" will it just skip the Boot manager altogether?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #7

windows 7 ultimate x64

Is this this windows boot manager or grub?

Best bet is to use recovery option on windows install cd and fixmbr
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

EDIT: Issue fully resolved. Thanks to all the support.

It now loads windows 7 without the boot manager loading. thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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