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Windows 7: Gateway Desktop still tring to boot vista

26 Aug 2010   #11
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 

Thanks guys but I am not at the point of wiping everything and installing clean. I I do this it will be on a new hard drive. But I think Gateway has some program in the startup causing this may be wrong. Is there a way to remove startup programs from the command prompt in windows 7.


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26 Aug 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Can you get into safe mode?



How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode
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26 Aug 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Collectively, we have seen many different computers and many different problems.

You have received an excellent recommendation from Bare Foot Kid and two of us have also concurred with his recommendation.

There is no magic dart.
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26 Aug 2010   #14
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 

No I can not get into safe mode. If I boot from HD and type ver at the C:\ prompt I get 6.0.6000 If I boot to the windows 7 DVD and choose repair you computer I get the system recovery options. When I choose Command Prompt and type ver I get 6.1.7600
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26 Aug 2010   #15
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 

I have another HD I can install. I think I will load 7 onto it them copy my file from the old drive as I am sure they are all still there. I think windows 7 is there as well just won't boot.
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26 Aug 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niteman9 View Post
I have anothe HD I can install. I think I will load 7 onto it them copy my file from the old drive as I am sure they are all still there. I think windows 7 is there as well just won't boot.




Have a look at this one.


Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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26 Aug 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, make sure Win7 partition is marked Active using Diskpart from the Command Prompt: Partition - Mark as Active

Now boot back into DVD Repair or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. This does not count any Repair offered when you first boot into Repair Console, ignore the messages as they may distract you from going to Startup Repair to run it 3 times with reboots.

If this fails, return to the Command Line and type bootsect.exe /fixboot and bootsect.exe /fixmbr to try to jumpstart Startup Repair, then run it 3 separate times again.

If this fails, please again run Diskpart from DVD/CD Command Line, type List disk, then Detail Disk and post back everything it says.
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26 Aug 2010   #18
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 

gregrocker thanks for the advice. I did all and still no luck. When I do a list disk I get.
Disk### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
Disk 0 Online 465 GB 1024KB
Disk 1 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 2 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 3 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 4 No Media 0 B 0 B
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26 Aug 2010   #19
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 

Well I have installed the new hard drive and loaded windows 7 and started the long process of recreating the computer I had. Got all five users setup and got outlook installed for the wife to check her e-mail. Even got her e-mails and contacts from the original drive. I know a clean install is alway better was just to lazy to do it on this computer. So thanks to all.
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27 Aug 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well at least you got it running, if not the way you wanted; thanks for the update.
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