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Windows 7: Gateway Desktop still tring to boot vista

26 Aug 2010   #1
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 
Gateway Desktop still tring to boot vista

I have a gateway desktop computer which was running vista. I upgrated to Windows 7 and all seemed to go well. On the final reboot it looked like it was booting vista but failed and System Recovery options box apeared. If I choose Startup Repair it get Startup repair in not compatible with this version of windows. If I boot from the windows 7 cd and choose repair system then choose Startup Repair if finds no error. I thought about trying it install windows 7 again and see how it goes. Is there a way to remove programs from the startup from the command prompt? I think Gateway may have some restore crap running on startup.


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26 Aug 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello niteman9, welcome to Seven Forums!





If there's nothing at all on the PC you want to save, have a look at the tutorial at the link below, this over-writes everything on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and gives you a clean slate to install Windows to.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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26 Aug 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

niteman,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Now there are two things you can do to help us help you:
1. fill in your system specs
2. attach a maximized Disk Management output snapshot.

Also are you trying to dual-boot?

Here's info for you.
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HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS

In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.

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To maka a snapshot of the maximized output of Disk Management, use the Snipping tool:
WIN | type SNIP | ENTER

To run Disk Management,
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER

To maximize the output of disk managment,
open disk managment
ALT + Spacebar key combo, X key
or you can always click on that middle wierd icon on the right-hand side.

To attach a snapshot to your next post:
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

WIN is the key with the wavy flag.
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26 Aug 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Delete and create hd partition. If you have more than one drive, make sure you're booting off the correct one. Make sure there are NOT two partitions and you are dual booting.
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26 Aug 2010   #5
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 

No I am not trying to dual boot. I had vista I upgraded to windows 7 now the computer is still trying to boot to vista but it fails and goes to the syste recovery options. I do not want to format and reistall I know how to do that if I have to. I have installed windows 7 on several desktops and laptops without problems.
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26 Aug 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Delete and create hd partition. If you have more than one drive, make sure you're booting off the correct one. Make sure there are NOT two partitions and you are dual booting.
Correct, which is why we need that Disk Management snapshot. That way we can make a correct recommendation.
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26 Aug 2010   #7
niteman9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
 

If I could get windows to boot and get a disk managment snap shot I wouldn't have a problem
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26 Aug 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

niteman,
+1 to BareFoot's recommendation.
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26 Aug 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look here: type msconfig into start/search and hit Enter > click the Boot tab > if you still see a Vista there, delete it.
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26 Aug 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

He can't boot 7 to Repair Install or post a screenie.

If you have your data all backed up (as you should) then your best approach now is to wipe the HD using the tutorial BFK linked to do the cleanest possible install without factory code interference.

It's too late now to remind you to make your Vista Recovery Disks off the Recovery partition, unless you want to run it from boot (using key given on first boot screen) to get back into factory install to make Recovery Disks. Then I'd still wipe the HD for cleanest possible Win7 install.
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