Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: booted into old install of windows 7, help please

08 Mar 2011   #11
thefabman

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kool1zero View Post
did your computer do anything out of the ordinary in the installation? are you sure that you booted into 64?
windows came with a 32bit disc and a 64bit disc, im sure i installed 64bit because of the disc and the system information. it installed perfectly then i ran updates, this was yesterday morning, and its been fine...very little on it because i just installed it yesterday. Been fine till today it just blacked out and restarted into the old version.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Mar 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

You are booted into C now as evidenced by the Boot flag. So what is on E, and which is the drive you changed letters on? Did you change it back? Do you want to try to start it now, to see?

Perhaps you unplugged all but the wrong drive to install, then when you plugged them back in the BIOS somehow changed boot order back to C.

Browse into DISK0 now via explorer and see what's on it. Post back a screenshot if you want using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

In fact browse all drives to find which other one has a Windows file on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2011   #13
thefabman

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You are booted into C now as evidenced by the Boot flag. So what is on E, and which is the drive you changed letters on? Did you change it back? Do you want to try to start it now, to see?

Perhaps you unplugged all but the wrong drive to install, then when you plugged them back in the BIOS somehow changed boot order back to C.

Browse into DISK0 now via explorer and see what's on it. Post back a screenshot if you want using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

In fact browse all drives to find which other one has a Windows file on it.
I have 3 internal drives 0 which would be the c: then I have e and f, at least they're e and f in this 32bit version, the e and f drives have nothing but music sessions on them, I disconnect those if I do an install they're connected via ide, when I installed the 64bit version only the 0 or c: was connected, its connected via sata, now when I booted into the 64bit version that 0 partition wasn't c: it was r: and the e: drive you see on the 32bit snapshot was c: but there were no windows files on there, no windows folder, there couldn't have been anyway because it wasn't connected to be installed to.

I also have a 4th drive, an external to back up the 2 drives with sessions on them.

That's the best way I can explain it I hope it wasn't too complicated, its a lot to explain with so many drives.

I've had bsod's before and I usually have the restart turned off to get the stop code but I hadn't turned it off yet in this case because it was a new install with nothing on it except cubase, I hadn't really installed anything yet and even still this wasn't a bsod because the screen just turned black and restarted and then I was back to the login screen in a span of 15 seconds
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Mar 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

If you installed 64 bit to DISK0 it would still be DISK0 which is now E, which you say you have music on and cannot see a Windows folder, correct?

Did you change the cables or move the drives at all? Because if you installed 64 bit to DISK0 then it would still be in that slot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2011   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Looking at your Disk Management screen Disk 0 (E) is shown as the active partition but Disk 2 (C) is shown as System,Boot, which makes me think its the one your PC is booting from. You might want to check your BIOS to see what your boot order is. What is on disk 2 (C) as far as files and folders go. You might even want to show hidden and system files and see where your boot files are? What happened after the reboot to make you think you went from 64 bit to 32 bit?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

He is booted into C in the screenshot as shown by the Boot flag. He says that is his original 32 bit.

I think he installed 64 bit to E and it lost it's boot order to C as you suspect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2011   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Something is messed up? I think I would unplug both the IDE drives, check the boot order in the BIOS and see what happens when you boot it up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2011   #18
thefabman

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Windows juat came back with this after a scan TrojanOS/Alureon.A it says it has something to do with the MBR anybody run into this before?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2011   #19
thefabman

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Wow haha not trojan but trojan : DOS/alureon.a
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2011   #20
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I haven't run into it myself. You might want to download and run the malicious software removal tool > Malicious Software Removal Tool | Protect Your Computer
Oh, when you are composing a message, if you look down at the bottom under "Additional Options", you will see a check box for "Disable smilies in text".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 booted into old install of windows 7, help please




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
no sound in dual booted Windows 7
I recently dual booted my Windows xp with windows 7 ultimate .Everything works fine other than the sound in 7 while in xp sound is there
Sound & Audio
How can I get into safe mode when dual booted with windows 8?
Hello everyone, I'm not sure if I am allowed to post this on here since its partially about windows 8, so if it's not allowed then I apologize. First off I have a 2TB internal HDD and 1.75TB of that is for windows 7 the rest for 8, and everything runs okay at the moment as I symlinked my steam...
General Discussion
windows 7 not genuine when i booted up.
hi, this is my first post on this fourm and i am wondering if anyone could help me with my windows 7 ultimate tablet. i booted up, and i have black desktop and "windows 7 build 7600 this copy of windows is not genuine" when i try to re-activate whith my key, i get an activation error. here is the...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 barely booted,what could be the problem?
Hi,i'm new here so sorry if i broke any rules. My PC just had a hard time booting because of startup repair,but it booted eventually,i'm scared to turn it off now though.I had about 3 BSOD since i bought the PC,and the pc is relatively new,some of the BSOD were during browsing i think.The PC...
General Discussion
BSOD at random - WerFault and Freshly Booted Windows during the day..
Windows 7 - x64 - SP1 - TechNet Genuine - What is the age of system (hardware), everything bar two hard drives <6 months old. - What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) - 3 months Issue is a blue screen on an intermittent basis of thing such as...
BSOD Help and Support
Why can you only do a Repair Install from a booted Win 7 system?
I never realized you could only do a Repair Install from a booted Windows 7 system. This is so dumb it leaves me almost (note I say almost :D ) speechless. It would seem obvious that a Repair Install should also be supported from booted media to fix problems that prevent a system from booting. ...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

İ Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App