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Windows 7: Strange Booting predicament, 2 drives 3 OS(s)

02 Dec 2015   #1
Yojo98

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Strange Booting predicament, 2 drives 3 OS(s)

This is a complicated one. When I built my PC in 2011, I was really into tech and an PC fanatic. So, being my idiotic self, I installed both Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu, although I do not remember which came first. I have Windows 7 on my SSD, 8 on a partition on my HDD, and I don't know where Ubuntu is (help finding that would be much appriciated if possible too). I do remember that when I was using the 8 Consumer Preview (CP), I eventually got a BSOD, even when booting to the SSD that 7 is on. I don't remember how I got around the issue, but eventually I solved it. Up until recently, when I booted I saw the GRUB screen, then a Windows 7 boot screen promting me to windows 7. However, I wanted a new GPU to run Battlefront and Fallout 4, so I picked up a PowerColor R9 390. The card would not output video past the BIOS screen due to a bug with the DP67BG motherboard I have, but I eventually googled enough to find that windows does boot, and I just need to remotly install the drivers then I will be good. I determined I needed to get Windows 7 to boot by default, not the GRUB screen since I cannot see it with the new card. However, when using the system repair disk to detect my installation, it said it needed to make a change, so I let it. Now, when I boot to my SSD, the Windows 8 preview tries to load, then crashes. However, when I boot to my HDD, the GRUB screen appears. I just want to get back to being able to boot straight to windows 7, with no input needed. I've spent three days on this issue, and I still can't wrap my mind around it enough. Any tips, help, or just plain any advice would do wonders for me.


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03 Dec 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

First thing to do is post a shot of Disk Management if possible.

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03 Dec 2015   #3
Yojo98

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, will do when I get home. I actually just got a 3TB HDD, enough to hold my SSD and my current HDD. Should I just back up it all, wipe and do a clean Windows 7 install?
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03 Dec 2015   #4
Yojo98

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Here's the disk management screen. Also for some reason when I booted into the HDD when I got home, the GRUB menu did not pop up and windows 7 loaded.
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C drive is the SSD with Win 7 on it, E and F are the 500GB HDD
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03 Dec 2015   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

When you posted the Disk Management, you did not widen the columns so we can not read all of the print as far as the condition of each Disk, System, Active, Boot, etc. Could you widen all columns and repost it? == While your 3 TB HDD may be big enough to hold everything, you still want to have you Win 7 and Programs on the SSD as your C: Drive. An SSD is much much faster that a HDD. Use the 3 TB HDD for your Documents (pictures, letters, games, etc) Thanks,
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03 Dec 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Please post your image exactly like the tutorials instructions.

Many members do not want to off site to see a image. I'm one of those members.
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