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Windows 7: Windows 7 Boot Manager- Multiple Entries

03 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 Boot Manager- Multiple Entries

Hello, glad to be apart of this forum, have came here alot in the past for issues and never had to register to solve one...until now lol

Ok, so recently i put together a custom build and did a fresh install of windows 7 OS Home Premium onto my SSD by creating a install disc from my old one. Had everything running fine and then i put my old HDD in the new PC and again no problems.

Then like always, i get bored and and start customizing my new toy/OS and ended up tweaking the login screen (like on my old system- but i think i used a different method) and then windows goes X.X

Luckily i made a image of the OS right before i did so and restored the OS back to normal. But now, and only now, do i have the boot manager up everytime i boot.

so i opened up msconfig.exe and peeps over to the boot tab and saw that instead of picking up the original OS and the iso, its picking up the one from my old HDD that never showed up before, and its labeled *recovered*

o.O

im am lost lol

i dont wanna delete it as that may cause problems if i ever need to use it as a master, but i dont want it to show up everytime i boot.

and also im not sure if it is booting off the backup or the SSD, though i have made sure that my Bios is pointing to the SSD and not the HDD.

Thanx for your time and help.

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03 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

This is a good time to use EasyBCD to look at and edit the boot info.

Use it to remove the entry for the old hard drive or set the default to your SSD and the timeout to 2-3 seconds.
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03 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

removing the old HDD entry wont cause it to be lost forever?
meaning if i ever need it again as a back up drive if my main OS spontaneously combusts, it will still be recognized and i can boot off it instead.
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04 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You would have to add it back via EasyBCD. Maybe instead of removing it, you can just set the default to the one you want and set the timeout to 2-3 seconds. That way if you ever want to boot it, it will be there for you.
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04 Jun 2013   #5

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Post screenshot of disk management please. Then I can say where you boot from.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
All fields visible please
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04 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows 7 Boot Manager- Multiple Entries-disk-managment.png


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04 Jun 2013   #7

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

System boots from "system reserved" on DISK 0. Your Windows 7 OS is on disk 0 as well. I assume that's SSD(?)
"system reserved" has the SYSTEM flag, so that's the boot partition with bootmgr and bootmenu.
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04 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

is it healthy to have it boot from the reserve partition? shouldnt that be a "backup" rather then the primary?

so is everything good? or is something out of line?
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04 Jun 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

System Reserved is where the boot partition is supposed to be. If you are concerned the redundant Windows 7 install will fail, make on image of it. Imaging with free Macrium Easy, free, reliable.
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04 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I can't believe I failed to mention, but when I select the recovered option of Windows 7- it fails to load-
It blinks bsod and restarts
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