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Windows 7: Several Problems

10 Sep 2010   #1
RickyMan

Windows Home Edition 32 bit
 
 
Several Problems

1. I have 2 Windows 7 on my PC. One is corrupt and the other one is good. How can I delete or remove the bad one.

2. My monitor screen is completely black except for the icons. Don't know what happened or how to fix it?

Assistance is appreciated.

Thanks

Ricky


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10 Sep 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

1. I would use EasyBCD to remove the bad entry. (Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies)
2. I know this may sound like a stupid question but have you tried setting a desktop background by right-clicking on some part of the empty desktop and clicking on "Personalize" then clicking on "Desktop Background" and picking one. If it's not this simple procedure, if you could post a screenshot of your desktop to better understand the issue, it would help.
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10 Sep 2010   #3
RickyMan

Windows Home Edition 32 bit
 
 

Your NON-stupid question solved the desktop problem but now for another question. How do I use EasyBCD to delete my BAD Win 7 OS from my C Drive and then transfer my GOOD Win 7 OS from my D Drive to my C Drive?
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10 Sep 2010   #4
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you're talking just about the entries when the computer is booting up, using Easy BCD, you would just click on "Edit Boot Menu" and once you've determined which is the bad Windows 7 entry, just delete the one you no longer need, leave the other one and click on "Save Settings". After a reboot, you will notice the difference.

If you mean actually having Windows 7 files remaining from a bad install on your D: Drive, after ensuring any and all documents and such you need have been saved, transferred, or archived in some fashion, you should be able to go into your D: Drive and delete the relevant files from the old installation (Program Files, [Program Files x86 if 64-bit], Windows, Perf Logs, Windows, Users). Again, note that this would be the ones from the bad install.
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10 Sep 2010   #5
RickyMan

Windows Home Edition 32 bit
 
 

I think I"ve got everything resolved. Thanks for your superior help!!!

Ricky
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10 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello RickyMan, welcome to Seven Forums!





If you're in a dual boot and you just "delete" one of the Windows installs, the odds are 50/50 that you will "delete" the boot files needed to boot either Windows, before you go further please post a snip of disk management so we can see where the boot files are stored.

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 snip of that.

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