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Windows 7: Win7 shows vista boot screen only on system reboot

29 Nov 2014   #1

Two soup cans and some string.
Win7 shows vista boot screen only on system reboot

I have clients with certain machines - one in particular is the Dell Inspiron Duo - a "flippy" tablet that has a rotating screen.

When starting Win7 (32 bit), either Home Premium or Pro, a cold start always starts with the "dancing sprites" Win7 startup animation.

However, a reboot of this same machine always starts with the "Windows Vista" startup animation. Performing the usual "bcdedit /set. . . ." fixes does not help.

Other machines that I have do not exhibit this issue.

  • This issue is present on both a stock factory image, or if I do a "generic" install using TechNet supplied media.
  • All of the installs have SP1 installed.
  • It does not seem to matter what updates are installed, if any. I have seen this happen on machines that are fully up-to-date, and also machines that have just been bare-metal installed.
  • I do not know if it is a 32-bit vs 64 bit issue as I have not researched it to that level.

Why should a Win7 system show the correct startup screen on a cold-start, but not do so on a warn start?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Jim (JR)
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30 Nov 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP


If the problem persists after a reinstall then it most likely is bad boot code surviving because the disk was not wiped of code using at least Diskpart Clean Command.
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