Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dual boot showing??

29 Mar 2011   #1
Iceberg

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Dual boot showing??

I just installed Windows 7 64bit over XP. There is only one system on the machine, no dual boot setup. At startup I am getting the screen that asks me what OS I want to boot to and shows Windows 7 twice instead of going right in Windows. Is ther a fix for thisso I do not hsave to make a selection or wait for the count down?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Iceberg, welcome to Seven Forums!



Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

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 maximized snip of that.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #3
Iceberg

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks! I will get what you want tonight when I get home. The drive is not partitioned. I do have three hard drives. One for media storage, one has XP and the other is 7. When I did the install the other 2 drives were disconnected and I got the screen before I hooked the other drives up again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Mar 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Look in Windows 7 at the msconfig boot tab to see if there's more than one entry for Windows 7, XP would not be listed there and be sure to post back here with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #5
Iceberg

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I will check it tonight. If there is, what should I do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let's see the disk management snip first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #7
Iceberg

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Here is the screen shot.


Attached Thumbnails
Dual boot showing??-screen.png   Dual boot showing??-boot-screeen.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

You said that you installed Win7 over XP, but that you also unplugged the XP and data drives during install. Which was it?

You can remove the Dual Boot menu by highlighting the second Win7 listing in the msconfig>boot tab, then Delete.

Did you unplug Xp because you plan to boot it using BIOS Boot Menu key at bootup? If so, test it now to see if it will boot because it seems to have lost its System flag although it is Active.

There is no way for us to know if you in fact deleted XP since you cut off the columns in the manager's listings showing the size on disk. If you dont' want XP I would delete it in Win7 DIsk Mgmt since the Active flag will steal the System boot from Win7 if repairs are done. For this reason it is best to have your System HD in DISK0 slot, set first to boot in BIOS setup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #9
Iceberg

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Before I installed 7 I cloned my HD onto a second one. I then unplugged 2 of the HDs and installed 7 on one of the cloned drives. I plan to boot using BIOS Boot Menu key at bootup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The Disk 2 is the Windows 7 that was booted when the snip was taken.

If both Disk 0 and Disk 2 have separate bootable Windows 7 versions and you want to use the BIOS one-time boot menu to boot them independently?

Power down and disconnect the data cables from the mobo of Disks 1 & 2 and set Disk 0 as second boot device after the CD/DVD drive, boot the Windows 7 installer and do the 3 separate startup repairs to create separate boot files to Disk 0.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

When Disk 0 is booting on its own, power down and connect (the previous) Disk 2 to the #1 SATA port of the mobo and set it as the first boot device in the main BIOS.

Then you should have the option to use the one-time BIOS boot menu to select which OS/HDD to boot at machine startup.


Be sure to post back here with an update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Dual boot showing??




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
in dual boot win xp showing out of range 90.50/50
my system is dual boot window 7 and window xp . win 7 is running good but when i open win xp in screen showing out of range 90.50kHz/50 . i want to hide thIS. SO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT DID I DO? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
Graphic Cards
Dual Boot - XP Install Not Showing All Windows 7 Partitions
In trying to set up a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Window XP I have come across a very frustrating problem. New system HP Pavilion p7-1270t with Windows 7 installed I have followed the instructions in SevenForums - Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP. I shrunk my disk...
Installation & Setup
Dual Boot Windows 7 - Second (SSD) drive not showing as disk in Instal
I've got one drive that's had Windows 7 for a while. I just bought an SSD drive, and I'd like to dual boot for a while. I've tried installing with formatting the SSD drive (in Windows) and make it a Primary Active partition. I've also tried installing by deleting the partition and leaving it...
Installation & Setup
Dual Boot 7/XP Partition Not Showing
So I made a new NTFS partition with the help of some tutorials & even tried Partition Wizard. But when I restart to boot from the CD I only get my C:\ drive that is in use. I am using the H:\ for the new one. Why will it now show? http://i56.tinypic.com/i6i24l.jpg
Installation & Setup
Dual-Boot: Windows only showing One OS Installed! HELP!
Hello I'm new here. I had Windows 7 on my hard drive and I partitioned it using the partition tool built into windows. I installed Windows XP afterwards and now when I got to My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings (while I'm in Windows XP) under default operating...
Installation & Setup
Dual Boot Issue (Lost my Dual Boot Menu)
Hey Guys, So I just got my hands on Windows 7 and wanted to play around with it, and everything works but: Previous Computer Setup: I had a dual boot with XP and Vista that worked perfectly (both OS's were on separate HD's and worked / booted correctly.) Drive C: --------> Vista (Now...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App