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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot!! How do I get rid of vista?!

02 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

SUCCESS!!! Thank you both!!

So now I have only 2 minor issues:
-I still have to choose w7 or vista when I boot to the SSD (do I follow seth's instructions now to get rid of that?)
-I still have a system reserved partition on my old vista WD 2TB HDD, if I don't need anything from that drive anymore is it now safe to format the whole thing?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2011   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your boot files are on one of older installs.

Follow this base tutorial:
Help me get windows 7 to boot (again)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The boot file are on F: System Reserved.
Remove 1TB WD, or 2TB WD.
Your C: Drive should be Disk0. & first in BIOS & first Sata Port on the MOBO.
In this screenshot, the boot files are on E:

Attachment 173436

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other two HD, as Disk1 & Disk2.

I still have to choose Windows 7 or vista when I boot to the SSD
Why did you not Remove the 1TB WD, & 2TB WD drives.

OK to reformat.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2011   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

I did remove the 1TB and 2TB drives, and then once all the repairs were done, plugged them back in?

Nonetheless I still have a choice of w7 or vista.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Sep 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes you can go into msconfig and delete the Windows Vista entry in the boot tab of it.
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