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Windows 7: Dual boot screen even though I only have one OS installed

12 Jan 2016   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I said how above. Whenever you install windows, you unplug any other hard drives connected to the motherboard, just disconnect the power cable.

If you wanted to fix it you unplug disk 1, then mark C Active, then run startup repair until disk 0 boots on it`s own.

Then you hook disk 1 back up, and mark H inactive with Disk Management or your install disc and Diskpart.

It`s better to fix it asap, b4 something happens to H.


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12 Jan 2016   #12
senjougahara

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I said how above. Whenever you install windows, you unplug any other hard drives connected to the motherboard, just disconnect the power cable.
Ahhh well, seems like a bit of trouble given my overall lack of knowledge regarding computers but I think when the time comes I'll look into it. Now that I think of it it's possible that I never knew of this because it's my first time having 2 hard drives running at the same time Thank you for your time
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12 Jan 2016   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I will post the tutorials, I want you to read them 10 times so you know how to do it LOL

Disk 0 can be marked Active 3 possible ways, with Disk Management (maybe) just right click on disk 0 and there will be a drop down menu, one of the options will be set Active.

Partition Wizard will do it in the same manner.

And it can also be done with Diskpart, which is the most complicated for the novice, but still easy enough.

Partition - Mark as Active

Then you run startup repair (using your install disc) up to 3 separate times to write the system files to C (disk 0)

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
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12 Jan 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You say you never had Windows 8 on this pc, but.......

1) Why was there a dual boot screen and 1 of the entries was Windows 8

2) How did disk 1 get marked Active and have the system files on it.

Those are rhetorical questions

Even if you had 2 hard drives setup like you do and you installed windows to disk 0, windows would never mark disk 1 Active.

Windows will always use the 1st available drive.

That`s why I`m real suspect as to how it got marked Active, wink wink nod nod
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13 Jan 2016   #15
senjougahara

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You say you never had Windows 8 on this pc, but.......

1) Why was there a dual boot screen and 1 of the entries was Windows 8

2) How did disk 1 get marked Active and have the system files on it.

Those are rhetorical questions

Even if you had 2 hard drives setup like you do and you installed windows to disk 0, windows would never mark disk 1 Active.

Windows will always use the 1st available drive.

That`s why I`m real suspect as to how it got marked Active, wink wink nod nod
Hey, thanks for the tutorials. I read and bookmarked them

I know these are rhetorical questions but I don't know what you are getting at so I'm gonna answer them:

1) I don't really know about this one, that's why I was surprised. When I bought my computer I installed my Win7 disk (It already had Win7 installed but it wasn't activated, had a lot of programs I don't use and it wasn't in English (it was in my countries language, but I rather use it in english in case there are problems or I have to look something up) so I decided to do a clean install. It's possible that Win8 was installed before I got hold of my computer?

2) I don't know that either, as I said before I've never installed an OS in my HDD nor would I mark it as active for no reason. Maybe it has to do with me meddling with the BIOS settings like I said in the first post, I changed the boot options so as to avoid UEFI DVD boot and place it as a fourth boot option.

If you are implying something please do say it because I'm clueless lol
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13 Jan 2016   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

a Rhetorical question is a question asked of someone for them to ponder in their own mind, but you got the picture and even answered all the questions that needed to be answered in the 1st place, now we know why your computer is in the state it`s in. You can leave it like it as and may never have a problem, but when you`re ready to correct it, come back and we`ll be glad to help you.


"If you are implying something please do say it because I'm clueless lol"

I don`t imply, I spell it out
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13 Jan 2016   #17
senjougahara

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright man, thanks. I guess I'm gonna have to sort it out sooner or later yeah
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