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Windows 7: Boot Problem

31 Dec 2009   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bassman212 View Post
Any suggestions?
Follow the tutorial.

Wipe the GRUB partition first with DBAN.


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01 Jan 2010   #12
Bassman212

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bassman212 View Post
Any suggestions?
Follow the tutorial.

Wipe the GRUB partition first with DBAN.
I couldn't load the system on the other drive after formating. Should I use DEBAN on it first and then format? I had used it before with Ubuntu.

Is there some way of getting my Win 7 system to run from dos bypassing the boot loader?

Will DEBAN let me select which drive? I don't want to erase the wrong drive.

Thanks
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01 Jan 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Bassman -

Can you get a second HD? Then your problems are gone since there is no need for a Dual boot manager.

Set the preferred HD to boot first in BIOS, then when you want to boot the other use the Boot Menu F-key to trigger it.

No GRUB, no grief.
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01 Jan 2010   #14
Bassman212

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Bassman -

Can you get a second HD? Then your problems are gone since there is no need for a Dual boot manager.

Set the preferred HD to boot first in BIOS, then when you want to boot the other use the Boot Menu F-key to trigger it.

No GRUB, no grief.

You're right. I got a second drive that's got 2 partitions on it and I tried to load my Win7 64bit on it and it won't load. I think it stated that it couldn't load on a dynamic partition.
Do you know the dos command to format it for 64bit and wipe it totally?
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01 Jan 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

You can delete and format by booting Win7 DVD to Custom install with Drive Options to delete all, create New partition(s) as you wish, then format before install. It will offer you the 100mb System reserved boot/repair partition to hold the MBR and put Repair console available at F8 at bootup. If you dont' want that, then preformat this way:

Boot Win7 DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c: (or whichever letter you want it)
active
format
exit

Remember to unplug the Ubuntu drive during install so both HD's remain fully independent booted only throught BIOS boot order or BIOS Boot Menu shortcut key.

Others can check this over since I do not use Ubuntu but know this works well for Windows dual boots where you want to keep the HD's totally independent.
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02 Jan 2010   #16
Bassman212

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can delete and format by booting Win7 DVD to Custom install with Drive Options to delete all, create New partition(s) as you wish, then format before install. It will offer you the 100mb System reserved boot/repair partition to hold the MBR and put Repair console available at F8 at bootup. If you dont' want that, then preformat this way:

Boot Win7 DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c: (or whichever letter you want it)
active
format
exit

Remember to unplug the Ubuntu drive during install so both HD's remain fully independent booted only throught BIOS boot order or BIOS Boot Menu shortcut key.

Others can check this over since I do not use Ubuntu but know this works well for Windows dual boots where you want to keep the HD's totally independent.
The second hardrive that I have has had Ubuntu installed on it and for that reason, I couldn't get windows to install on it. It said that it was a Dynamic drive and that it couldn't use it. It would not let me format it or do anything to it.

By going to dos and following your instructions, I was able to clean and format it. Windows was then able to install on it. I am now in the process of transfering all the files from my other disk drive and when finished, I will format it again and be back to normal.

I hope that my experience with this will help otherw and I appreciate the support that you have given me. You are the only one that actually answered what I asked and didn't presume that if I was on here that I must be able to access windows and gave me windows commands. You did what I been trying to do for 4 days. I can't think you enough.
Thanks again
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02 Jan 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Glad it helped.

Google will assure it helps others too because of the Ubuntu dual boot references throughout.
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