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Windows 7: I did something and now I can't boot to Vista

24 Oct 2009   #1
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
I did something and now I can't boot to Vista

I did something and now I can't boot to Vista. I am using EasyBCD and told it the default OS is Vista and it still boots to Win 7. Argggg....


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24 Oct 2009   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Mike,

Please post a screenshot of Disk management window. Also the output of Easybcd View.
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24 Oct 2009   #3
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I removed the Win 7 drive and can now get into Vista, but there is no boot menu anymore. I restored Vista, and it didn't bring back the boot menu, even with the Win 7 disk installed.
Here's screen shots. Yeah, I know, only one boot option.


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24 Oct 2009   #4
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I think I saved something in EasyBCD to the W7 drive and it screwed the boot menu up. Doesn't matter what boot OS I choose, it still booted to 7. How can I fix it without installing 7 again?
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24 Oct 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I just saw your post - what is different from your screenshot and easybcd entries now?

Post the screenshot and easybcd entry as they are now.

Don't change anything after that - coz that is what I will be going on.
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24 Oct 2009   #6
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What I posted is what they are now.
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24 Oct 2009   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

So you can now only boot into Vista ?
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24 Oct 2009   #8
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

To clarify things, there is no boot menu now, even with the Win 7 drive installed.
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24 Oct 2009   #9
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, I can only boot into Vista.
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24 Oct 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You boot straight into Vista and that's it. Not surpised with only one bcd entry.

Open an elevated command prompt and type: ( or copy and paste these)

cd /d e:\windows\system32

then press enter

bcdboot e:\windows /s c:

then press enter

close cmd window.
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