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Windows 7: Windows 7 Dual Boot Issue

14 Apr 2010   #1
Tysonp

7 - Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Dual Boot Issue

For some reason my installation of Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) thinks there are copies installed on the system.

(I posted a similar problem in a different area and thought I had it fixed but it returned).

At one point we weren't paying attention and forgot to remove the DVD and windows tried to start the install process a second time. There is only one copy of Windows installed but everytime I reboot the Windows Boot Manager comes up and asks what OS I want to run. If I choose the first option I get an error than Winloader.exe failed to load. If I choose the second option it boots fine and everything runs properly.

We have tried all the bootrec.exe options (/fixmbr /fixboot)
Also when using bootrec.exe /scanos it says there are 0 installations. When I go into MSConfig it says there is only one installation. When I run BCDedit it only shows one installation though it does say Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered).

One person in my other post asked for an image of my Disk Management screen so I have posted it here in this thread.

We had at one point managed to get it to reboot without any trouble so I did a BCDedit /export and when it started happening again I did a BCDedit /import but the problem did not correct itself this time as it did in the past.

Is there a way that I can reformat the boot sectors of the drives or something like that and force windows to create a new one. I know there is a rebuild option under BCDedit but I am not overly familiar with it and am leary of using it without some guidance.


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14 Apr 2010   #2
Tysonp

7 - Home Premium
 
 

Ooops, just a quick side note. I have always been curious as to why D: shows up as a "Logical Drive" could that be part of the problem?
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14 Apr 2010   #3
Tysonp

7 - Home Premium
 
 

Ooops again, what exactly is that "System Reserved" drive for and can I somehow remove it?
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