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Windows 7: Windows 7 Boot Manager comes up even after reinstall

09 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Windows 7 Boot Manager comes up even after reinstall

I'm hoping someone can help me with this since it been driving me crazy. I recently installed Windows 7 professional and had some problems with my first install, so I decided to reinstall. In the course of getting everything working on the the second install the Windows Boot Manager comes up everytime I turn on the computer.

It is very strange because:
  • I have only Windows 7 installed on my computer and no other OS.
  • The only selection is one instance of Windows 7 (I know sometimes when you reinstall the same OS will be listed twice, this is not the case for me)
  • there is no countdown timer to automatically start windows. I have to press the enter key or it just stays there.

Other than that, windows 7 is working fine for me. It is very annoying since I sometimes leave the computer after I turn it on and when I'm back it still is on the Boot Manager.

These are the things I have tried to get it working:
  • I've went to msconfig-->Boot Tab and looked to see if there was a more than one OS listed. There is only one instance of Windows 7 listed.
  • I went to my computer properties-->advanced system settings-->advanced and set the boot manager to not run, but it still comes up even after I change this setting
  • I also tried reinstalling windows 7 twice. Once with just formatting the partition. Once with deleting the partition and recreating it before the install.

This is very frustrating. Can someone help!!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


You needed to wipe the HD before reinstall: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Try installing EasyBCD 2.0 to remove the extra Win7 listing on the Edit Boot Menu tab. Welcome to EasyBCD 2.0! — The NeoSmart Files
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

I used the EasyBCD 2.0 to rebuild my boot record. That worked, Thanks! I may find that HD info useful in the future as well.
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