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Windows 7: Start up problem

01 Feb 2011   #1
omerjerk

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Start up problem

Hey !

I had windows 7 installed on my c drive . .
Due to some technical reasons my windows 7 was not running .
Therfore i installed a new windows 7 on my pc on the same drive without formatting it because i did not want to loose my data .
The windows installed successfully .

It has created a windows.old folder in the c drive . .
The problem is that now when i am starting my pc it asks for me 'Earlier version of windows'
and second option is 'Windows 7' .
Tell me how to remove the first option . .
Thnx . . .


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01 Feb 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

If you reinstalled without formatting but saved your data, then you must have installed to another partition.

If so, you still have two OS's on the HD with a Dual Boot config.

To correctly help you remove the old OS we need to see a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Label which is old and new OS and any other partitions contents. We can then give you the steps.
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04 Feb 2011   #3
omerjerk

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joules View Post
Type msconfig in the run menu or search go to the boot tab and delete the selection you don't want....

There is no any other operating system in the boot menu of msconfg ...

plz suggest any other method ..
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04 Feb 2011   #4
omerjerk

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you reinstalled without formatting but saved your data, then you must have installed to another partition.

If so, you still have two OS's on the HD with a Dual Boot config.

To correctly help you remove the old OS we need to see a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Label which is old and new OS and any other partitions contents. We can then give you the steps.


Plz tell me step by step that how to proceed for all this ...
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04 Feb 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Type Disk management in Start Search box, maximize windows, open Snipping Tool in Start Menu, make a rectangular snip of the full Disk management drive map and listings, attach file using Paper Clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition if you know.

What happens when you select "Earlier version" on Dual Boot menu.
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06 Feb 2011   #6
omerjerk

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have attached the screenshot of my disk management ...


In my C drive , there is windows 7 installed ...

There is also thw windows.old folder ... I have manually delete the windows folder in the windows.old folder because it was using a lot of space ...

And there are three other drives . two are of about 90 Gb and third is of 5 Gb ...



Is this the information enough ???


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06 Feb 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello omerjerk, welcome to Seven Forums!



I see you have deleted/removed the original System Reserved partition to the far left of the Windows 7 C: partition, if that's the case that may be the reason Windows quit booting to start with as that's where the system boot files may have been stored at.

Let's put that back to see if it will sort this issue for you.


The first thing to do in Windows 7 disk management, is to right click the "unallocated" space to the left of the Windows 7 partition to create and format a partition there; do not allow it a drive letter and Label (name) it System Reserved.

Now starting at Option One in this tutorial at the link below, still in Windows 7 disk management, right click the new System Reserved partition and mark it active, then restart the machine and do the 3 separate startup repairs with the restarts outlined in Option One #3 to complete the process.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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