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Windows 7: Boot options

10 Feb 2010   #1
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 
Boot options

Hey!
I really feel bad about this one.
Looks like I'm attracting all sorts of wired errors/behaviours.
I wanted to change some bootoptions in windows7 professional.
So fireing up msconfig didn't do any good,not able to do anything regarding the boottab.
bcdedit and a manual search for boot.ini turned out negative.
So my question is:
Where is windows7 storing the bootparameters now and how can i change them?
sincerly

s0s0


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10 Feb 2010   #2
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0s0 View Post
Hey!
I really feel bad about this one.
Looks like I'm attracting all sorts of wired errors/behaviours.
I wanted to change some bootoptions in windows7 professional.
So fireing up msconfig didn't do any good,not able to do anything regarding the boottab.
bcdedit and a manual search for boot.ini turned out negative.
So my question is:
Where is windows7 storing the bootparameters now and how can i change them?
sincerly

s0s0
a screen shot on boot tab will help us to help u
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10 Feb 2010   #3
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 


Here we go pretty simple there is nothing there.
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10 Feb 2010   #4
Ch@n

 

If u have more than one OS installed, then there is a possibility of viewing the boot options. If only 7, then I dont think there would be any entries.

Correct me if I am wrong
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10 Feb 2010   #5
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 

sadly you are wrong.
At least partialy.
There is no boot.ini.
Therefor I can't view it no matter what.
2nd Where am I supposed to look?
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10 Feb 2010   #6
Ch@n

 

Windows 7 doesnt use a boot.ini file.
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10 Feb 2010   #7
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 

ok back to my original question where are the bootinformations stored then?
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10 Feb 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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10 Feb 2010   #9
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 

I don't know.
read a bit about it documentation is missing which is bad.
There was some talk about restoring the mbr.
see here Windows no longer starts after you install an earlier version of the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration

Problem with this is that :
a. it only restores the MBR,as set by win7 hence destroying multibootcapabilities into linux
environment
b.gives no information about where the location of the boot configuration datafile (bcd) is at.

Last one would bring me a step closer to solving my problem though

Right now I'm not in a windowsenviroment nor am I at my system, so if this EasyBCD is also establishing a fresh bcd in case of not finding the old one,it is what Im looking for otherwise it won't help me because then it is nothing but a GUI-frontend for the bcdedit command,regarding changes to the bcd-file.
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