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Windows 7: OH hell of an install help please


01 Dec 2009   #1

 
 
OH hell of an install help please

Gee what a screw up
first i over installed 7 on vista on c drive
it worked for a while but when I set the drive of the video card it failed to load , thats a strange one in it self
I then tried to run the install again from the disc but it would not repair or even go to a new install .on c:

But I could new install on B: and thats now working well
I removed the double boot without a problem and hoped to format c:
no joy it appears to be the first boot disc and redirects to B:

so the question is how do i redirect the boot only to B and not through c:
if thats not possible , what files and directories are required for the boot on c:
as I could remove the drive and put it in another computer and then delete the unwanted windows except these. saving space again on c:

can anyone assist please


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01 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3doz View Post
Gee what a screw up
first i over installed 7 on vista on c drive
it worked for a while but when I set the drive of the video card it failed to load , thats a strange one in it self
I then tried to run the install again from the disc but it would not repair or even go to a new install .on c:

But I could new install on B: and thats now working well
I removed the double boot without a problem and hoped to format c:
no joy it appears to be the first boot disc and redirects to B:

so the question is how do i redirect the boot only to B and not through c:
if thats not possible , what files and directories are required for the boot on c:
as I could remove the drive and put it in another computer and then delete the unwanted windows except these. saving space again on c:

can anyone assist please

Took almost 3-4 readings to understand ur language
If u want to change ur boot drive den u can use EASY BCD. and what how do i redirect the boot only to B and not through c means ? did u mean that u want to boot from B: and not from C:
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01 Dec 2009   #3

 
 
thanks

used EASY BCD
if i remove c : it wont boot
so c: has a file that redirects the program to start in B: drive
I wnat to make the boot drirect from B: without going to C: first
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02 Dec 2009   #4

 
 
more info

it shows boot manager
device partition =c
path/ bootmgr

Boot loader partition =e

so which drive is operation the main program?

and if it cant be changed
what directories of 7 on the other drive can be removed with safty

please assist so i can save some space on one drive and not have two 7
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02 Dec 2009   #5

 
 
opps

boot loader =b

miss type
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02 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hello 3doz, welcome.

Can you boot into your Windows 7 disc?

~Lordbob
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03 Dec 2009   #7

 
 

yes but that makes no difference to a repair it shows nothings wrong and boots the same it looks like it always going to boot from c then transfer to e for the mail program runningso what files must remain on c: always . then I can remove the rest of the second copy of windopws 7 using a different computer
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03 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

At this point, we can best advise you if you post a screenshot of your full Disk Management map.

Use the Snipping Tool in the Start Menu, attaching file using paper clip icon in reply box.

The normal procedure is to mark the WIndows 7 partition active, delete the XP partition holding the MBR, then boot into the Win 7 DVD and run Startup Repair 3 times to rewrite the MBR to Windows 7.

This can also be done using EasyBCD beta Attachment 40032 which can rebuild the Windows 7 MBR.

Whichever you choose, back up your files. And let us see a screenshot to be sure we are advising you correctly.
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03 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I suggest booting in to the disk, and deleting ALL your partitions and reinstalling completely.

~Lordbob
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03 Dec 2009   #10

 
 

just downloaded the latest ver easybcd
could be I am not running this correctly can you run me throught it as required
thanks
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