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Windows 7: OH hell of an install help please

03 Dec 2009   #11


here is a screen shot of the drives

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03 Dec 2009   #12


here is the screen shot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #13


here is the screen shots

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03 Dec 2009   #14


I don't see B: drive you refer to, where you reinstalled Win7?

Looks like it is Disk2 which is labelled E: on screenshot, right?

The first problem is all of the other drives marked Active, even the movie drive.

EasyBCD won't work here because it will rewrite the MBR to where it is currently located on DISK1. You could unplug other drives and run EasyBCD from your Win7 desktop but the unplugging would have to be done while on the Win7 desktop and that is not advisable. And it will not boot back in to run EasyBCD if you shutdown to unplug those other drives.

You are going to need to mark those other drives inactive using free Partition Wizard bootable CD download below

Boot PWizard then rightclick on each of the other drives to Modify>Set Inactive, click OK.

Click Apply after all are done.

Reboot, enter BIOS setup and make sure Win7 drive is set as first HD to boot after DVD.

then reboot into the Win7 DVD and run Startup Repair 3 times to rewrite the MBR to Win7 drive.


Unplug all drives except Windows 7 drive you want.

Consider moving it into first drive position, then enter BIOS and set that drive to boot first after DVD.

Boot into WIndows 7 DVD and run Startup Repair 3 times to rewrite the MBR to Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #15


please explain boot into the Win 7 DVD and run Startup Repair 3 times to rewrite the MBR to Windows 7.
why three times
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #16


If you place the Win7 DVD in the DVD drive and reboot the computer, you should be prompted to "hit any key to boot from DVD." If not you need to enter the BIOS setup at bootup (given on the first screen, usually F2 key) and set the DVD drive to Boot first.

After booting up, Windows 7 DVD has a Repair My Computer link on the second screen. It takes you to a repair console with recovery tools used to fix issues including Startup Repair.

Startup Repair on a dual boot removal has to recover to Windows 7 the MBR which was on the first-installed OS. It has several issues to fix which is why it needs to be done several times, rebooting each time until Windows 7 starts up.

We have removed about 80+ of these dual boots since Win7 was released with a 90%+ success rate. The problems are when the steps are not followed, so please ask any questions as you are.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #17


Finaly many many thanks it boots from the one drive and all other drives are primary part
now the next question how can I erase all the directories in C: being non used and I need the space and dont require two 7 installed
again thanks for staying with this one
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #18


Are the other drives still marked Active, or only the Windows 7 drive you want?

Check this in Disk Management, then try to delete them and reformat there.

Report back. I am staying awake to hear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #19


the 7 drive is the only active
I cant format as there are to many great programs on it , so how can I just delete the win 7 directories
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #20


You want to keep the C: old Windows 7 installed because of programs you use on it?

If you can't boot that drive now, what good are the programs? You cannot run them from the E: Windows 7.

I don't understand why you would save an OS that doesn't boot, for programs you cannot use?

What is the point of only deleting the Win7 directories on that drive?

If you want to copy the files from C: over to E: you can do so using explorer now.
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