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Windows 7: Windows Boot Manager

09 Feb 2014   #1
rao4844

window 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows Boot Manager

I have two drives.
1. A 120 GB SSD containing the windows system.
2. A 2TB HDD partitioned into three.

Following a failed system restore I was unable to boot into windows and had to use the windows recovery disc.
To cut a long story short, I ended up with two Windows 7 Operating Systems, the original in the SSD and a "recovery" one in a partition in the HDD.
I eventually ended up with a PC that would boot into the original O/S but only after selecting an OS via the Windows Boot Manager page which appeared during the boot sequence.
I deleted the "recovery" OS from the HDD partition but the Windows Boot Manager page still halted the boot sequence and required a OS choice.

Using msconfig :System Configuration:Boot Tab, and even though I had deleted the OS from the Z partition, I had the following:
Windows 7 (Z:\Windows): Default OS
Windows 7 (C:\Windows): Current OS

I made the Windows 7 (C:\Windows) the default OS but the Windows Boot Manager page still appears for a couple of seconds. However, the boot sequence now carries on to load windows normally.
If I delete Windows 7 (Z:\Windows) from the System Configuration:Boot Tab menu, will the Windows Boot Manager disappear.
Having got a nearly working system back I do not want any more boot problems.


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09 Feb 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

If Z is no longer being used then you can Delete it in msconfig/Boot.

First post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
so we can look it over.

You could have avoided all of this by asking us first.
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09 Feb 2014   #3
rao4844

window 7 64 bit
 
 
Disk Management Screenshot

Windows Boot Manager-capture.png


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09 Feb 2014   #4
rao4844

window 7 64 bit
 
 
Disk Management Screenshot

Windows Boot Manager-disk-management-screenshot.png

Sorry about the first attempt.


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09 Feb 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

It's best to have the OS in DIsk0 position so if you ever run Startup Repairs or a Reinstall it will not derail the boot files to a preceding Primary partition.

You can create a new Primary partition or extend M into the Unallocated Space, and do the same with the Free Space within the Logical Extended partition. Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition or Volume - Extend

I see no reason not to delete Z listing in msconfig since it is clearly not any longer present.
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10 Feb 2014   #6
rao4844

window 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your response.
The OS is in Disk 1 because it is a 120GB SSD.
As far as I know it has been labelled Disk 1 from new.
Is it possible to reverse the labelling for the SSD and the HDD?
If so, please could you explain how to do it.
Also, will relabelling the drives have any effect on the boot procedure.
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