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Windows 7: Lost Dual Boot Screen?...Lost Windows 7

08 May 2009   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, you would need to burn a Windows 7 installation DVD or USB key first, then you can run a Startup Repair from it to repair the boot file.


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08 May 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's curious - would indicate that it is more than just a missing bcd entry.

Try startup repair as Shawn suggested.
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08 May 2009   #13
Blackhawk7188

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
 
 

Doing the image on a disc and booting with it fixed the problem. In the repair it said that windows 7 has errors and will be fixed and must reboot. On reboot it said Windows Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered) - actually had that written-. It booted Win7 without a glitch. Actually I check the memory usage and it was at like 19% - before it was at like 27% at idle.

Thanks alot you guys, now I have it on disc for when I need to install on another PC I can.

Side question, do you know if Win7 is compatible with the ATI Radeon Xpress 200m graphics on a Compaq Presario Notebook. I want to install the 64 bit on that but I am unsure if graphics drivers are available or not. Anyone have an insight/ideas if that would work. And secondly is 2GB of RAM ok to run Win7 64 bit?

Thanks,
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08 May 2009   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Black Hawk,

Glad it did the job.

Don't suppose you made a note of what the errors were?

7 x64 runs great on 2gb Ram.

Don't know about the ATI card as I don't have one - probably be fine - are Vista drivers available for it?
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08 May 2009   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Blackhawk. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out.

If you wanted to change the name in the Windows Boot Manager to remove the "Recovered" part in Windows 7, then this tutorial will show you how to.

Yes, Windows 7 should work with the ATI Radeon Xpress 200m with the default drivers. I didn't see any specific Windows 7 drivers for it at ATI, but there are Vista drivers that you may need to install using compatibility mode though.
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08 May 2009   #16
Blackhawk7188

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
 
 

It didnt say what the errors where, it just said that it must reboot to repair the OS, I am not worried about the (recovered) being on the boot screen, doesnt affect me at all.

Thanks alot again, I can probably assume that the errors that occurred are due to Win7 still being in testing and that may be an issue that is resolved.
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