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Windows 7: Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System

16 Apr 2013   #50
chamjiee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

i have a bizzare problem .
to make it short . i had/have dual boot system . xp sp3 32bit was initally instaled and later upgraded ram so needed a 64bit os so i installed win 7 ulitmate 64bit as a dual boot on seperate partition. later after few days i wanted to remove xp 32 bit and replace it with xp 64bit. as i love it more then 7 somehow. so i downloaded a program Wintoflash and it crached my system and i could not log onto my system. long story short i played all sort of bootrec bcdedit etc commands .. things were more complicated that i could load windows xp and not 7 and two or my data partitions were not shown . so had to do mbr recovery . ..

now situations is that i can access/login to either windows xp sp3 32bit or win7 64bit .. but my boot menu shows 4 entries . two of them are functional and two are non functional . as mentioned earlier i couldnt load win 7 so i downloaded easybcd played with it and i had no optical drive so i used the easybcd feature which lets us list an iso in the boot entries and boot from it . i added a windows 7 recovery environment iso to it ..
and among the 4 entries this is one ..

the dysfucntional entry is for windows 7 ..

as shown all the entries below in pic .




this is the result of selecting the dysfunctional window 7 entry



and these are the situations in windows xp startup and recovery tab and the boot.ini file and the easybcd (shown in pic uploaded below )

and these are the situations in windows 7 startup and recovery tab


now as it is obvious from above posts that 4 entries are shown in the boot list and windows 7 bootloader shows only 1 inside windows . who the hell is injecting those entries ? i know that neo one is injected by me using easybcd in xp but as u see in above pics from xp its not shown there now so how is it still lingering here ?

here is the test form easybcd that i just got from it in windows 7
There is one entry in the Windows bootloader.
Quote:
Default: Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
Timeout: 30 seconds
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe





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16 Apr 2013   #51
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

When I do a Bcdedit the results are identical to yours with the exception that I am using Win 7 Pro.
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17 Apr 2013   #52
chamjiee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
When I do a Bcdedit the results are identical to yours with the exception that I am using Win 7 Pro.
I solved it.
So are you asking for help or telling me something. If u are also having the same issue as I had then just search for my last reply in another thread that will solve it. I m on cell phone so can't copy paste that solution here


Edit
Here is the solution

What I did is that i installed easybcd on Win7 and went to bcd backup repair tab checked reset bcd configuration clicked performance action. Then I. Add new entry tab I added xp and 7.now all is well.


Except that windows 7 is very slow to boot now.
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06 Dec 2013   #53
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Dual Boot

Great tutorial.. I am much obliged to all posters
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22 Mar 2014   #54
rody

windows 8 64bit
 
 

HI THANK YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION
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22 Jun 2015   #55
Sanathoi

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you so much for this good tip. It solved my problem. I was so confused first when I found that after some updates in my win7, two OS's appeared when I start the computer. I didn't know whether it is due to the updates or not. But after reading all the comments and suggestions, I found that that unwanted OS can be removed and that's not due to the updates but the remains of the previous window. Thank you once again !!!!
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24 Sep 2016   #56
nowbo

64 bit
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for your help...

Worked by using OPTION ONE Through System Configuration
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24 Sep 2016   #57
nowbo

64 bit
 
 
Thanks for your help

Hi Blink,

Thanks again. On my situation Option One worked.

I'm using windows 10 64 bit.
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24 Sep 2016   #58
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it could help nowbo, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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