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Windows 7: Delete Broken Boot Option.

07 Apr 2010   #1
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 
Delete Broken Boot Option.

When I first boot into my PC I'm faced with 2 boot options:

Windows 7 and
Windows 7 Proffesional (Recovered)

The second was generated after using a recovery disk unnecasairly I think.

It will not boot and just goes to a blank black screen where as 'Windows 7' boots perfectly.

I would like to remove it from the boot list because it means I have to press the enter key half way through boot, which is more annoying than you may think.

All suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

Oli


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07 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

To Remove the Partition: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/w...disk-partition

warning   Warning
Be sure to backup your hard drive before performing this task


To Remove the Option From Boot:
Start > msconfig > System Configuration > Boot Tab > Highlight the recovered option and delete
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07 Apr 2010   #3
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Try using msconfig,

Go to start, type msconfig then go to the boot tab and delete the Windows 7 Pro (recovery) from the boot list, it then should boot to Windows 7 automatically..

Hope this Helps..
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07 Apr 2010   #4
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Try using msconfig,

Go to start, type msconfig then go to the boot tab and delete the Windows 7 Pro (recovery) from the boot list, it then should boot to Windows 7 automatically..

Hope this Helps..
Thanks, it did the trick.

Oli
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07 Apr 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

For those of us that like to do things the hard way, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

BCDEDIT - How to Use
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07 Apr 2010   #6
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
For those of us that like to do things the hard way, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

BCDEDIT - How to Use
I will have a look at that properly tommorrow, I've learnt enough for today, thanks for the link.

Oli
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07 Apr 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
For those of us that like to do things the hard way, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

BCDEDIT - How to Use
I will have a look at that properly tommorrow, I've learnt enough for today, thanks for the link.

Oli

You're welcome mate!
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22 Jul 2011   #8
symp

win 7 pro x64
 
 

Hi,

I have this problem now also..

Short history,
Says WIndows Recovered,
does not boot,
used F8, tried various options,
finally booted with Last known Good option.
Reboot
Recovered option still listed, but does not boot.
I have to F8 and select Last known Good option.

Search and found this thread,
Msconfig reports on the boot menu as the only option is win7 recovered,
as such I cannot remove it.

What do I do now?
Thanks.
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22 Jul 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symp View Post
Hi,


What do I do now?
Thanks.



Hello mate.

If you are able to boot to Windows, post a snip of Windows disk management.

Note   Note

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums
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22 Jul 2011   #10
symp

win 7 pro x64
 
 

Ok,
Figured it out,
never used the snipping tool before,
but here it is..



Also after running repair boot up option a few times now while waiting,
It still says recovered upon bootup, but it does boot with that option now.

And before I forget,
this is a dual boot machine with XP on another drive..
if that makes a difference or not.
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