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Windows 7: XP/7 Dual Boot Disaster - Unplugged?

15 Mar 2011   #21
Sager

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. I follow your lead.


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15 Mar 2011   #22
Sager

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Holy cow... IT WORKS! IT WORKS!
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15 Mar 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Now you can plug back in D. I would put it in DISK1 or 2 slot so it cannot steal back the boot from C if repairs are done again. You can boot it using the one-time BIOS BOot menu key - keep C set as first HD to boot.

When you're ready to wipe D, use Diskpart Clean All command: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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15 Mar 2011   #24
Sager

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

After plugging D: back in, I get the Dual Boot selection screen. That is normal until I place it into the Disk 1 or 2 slot? Then wipe it?

I am not familiar with one-time Bios boot menu key. How to?
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15 Mar 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Your mobo should have a hotkey to trigger BIOS Boot Menu so you can select which HD to boot.

If you want to keep XP, use that key to boot it. Install EasyBCD 2.0 to XP to delete the Dual Boot Menu on Edit OS tab. Just highlight Win7 listing and delete. http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

If your mobo has no hotkey for Boot Menu, then install EasyBCD 2.0 to Win7 and add XP on the Add OS tab, after removing the Dual Boot Menu in XP.
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15 Mar 2011   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The one-time boot menu hot-key for Gigabyte is F12.
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15 Mar 2011   #27
Sager

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

gregrocker, I need to revisit this previous post...

Right out of the box, there seems to be a reporting conflict. My Computer Management screen indicates that C: is Disk 0 --- and my D: is Disk 1.

However, at Command Prompt DISKPART> list disk
Windows indicates Disk 0 Online 596 GB - 9MB Free - Dyn (My D
and Disk 1 Online 279 GB - 9MB Free (Not Dyn, my addition) (My C

This is oppposing information. Logic would assume the selection of Disc 0 for "Clean All" but I want to check with you first. Thank you.

I'm in to wipe my D:
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15 Mar 2011   #28
Sager

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Now my Bootmgr is missing.

Sorry to be so needy.
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15 Mar 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

Unplug XP HD, make sure Win7 HD is set as first to boot (after DVD drive) then boot DVD to run Startup Repair until Win7 starts.

Power down to plug in the XP HD, wipe XP HD with Diskpart Clean All from elevated Win7 Command line which will assure you cannot wipe the wrong HD. Only Win7 and XP HD's should be plugged in.
Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Forums
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums
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15 Mar 2011   #30
Sager

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Anticipated your next step instructions and proceeded forward with what you have taught me. From Windows 7 DISKPART> list disk shows Disk 0 as the C: Drive now. I like that. Disk 1 @ 596 GB is listed at 9MB DYN as it should be.

As we speak, I am amidst 'Clean All' in the selected Disk 1.

However, I have left my F: Drive plugged in. No problem as it turns out - 'Clean All' has just completed its task. A restart without the Windows 7 disk in the DVD ROM drive has executed SUCCESSFULLY! F: Drive is completely in tact.

Now I am faced with the task of relabeling my drive letters. I think I can do that.

What say you gregrocker? Any Clean Up instructions for me?
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