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Windows 7: Need Help Fixing Boot Manager Issues

20 Apr 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Unplugging a disk is really simple. Power the system down (best unplug it), open the sidepanel and pull either the mobo cable or the power cable that comes from the PSU.


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21 Apr 2011   #12
Jerilin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you're not comfortable with unplugging the HD, then go ahead and try to delete F and G in C (Disk0) Disk Management then create partitions on Disk1 for data, now or later:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New

A good use for Disk1 will be to store a Win7 image and file backup:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files - Windows 7 Forums

The Disk Management screenshot shows your System boot files to be on C so there is no risk, however if Disk Mgmt won't delete them for any reason we can give you some simple commands to get it done in minutes.
Will go ahead and try this but don't I already have a Win 7 Image with D: in Disk 0? It gives me the option to delete F and G so I'll try that and see what happens.
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21 Apr 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

The Recovery Partition on Disk0 resets the HD to factory condition which includes all the preinstalled bloatware, and is not always reliable to run - which is another reason (besides HD failure) why it's good to make the Recovery Disks in All Programs>Recovery.

A Win7 backup image will save the exact image of your Win7 setup as you want it with all of your programs, files and settings, so it is preferred to Factory Recovery as a way to restore when Win7 becomes irreparable or ready for reinstall.

Let us know how it goes.
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21 Apr 2011   #14
Jerilin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The Recovery Partition on Disk0 resets the HD to factory condition which includes all the preinstalled bloatware, and is not always reliable to run - which is another reason (besides HD failure) why it's good to make the Recovery Disks in All Programs>Recovery.

A Win7 backup image will save the exact image of your Win7 setup as you want it with all of your programs, files and settings, so it is preferred to Factory Recovery as a way to restore when Win7 becomes irreparable or ready for reinstall.

Let us know how it goes.
That makes sense. Will make a copy then.... Ok I successfully deleted F: and G: (everything off Disk 1)


Ok I went back to msconfig>System Config>Boot and the Windows 7 booting into F: is now gone. Which is what I wanted!! Now I just need to rename the remaining Windows Vista Home Premium booting into C: to Windows 7 somehow. I think you said to use Easy BCD? http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

And then after that I can partition Disk 1 and backup Win 7 and C drive...



Decided to download Easy BCD and renamed the Windows Vista booting into the C: drive to Windows 7 Home Premium so everything is fixed now. Just need to partition Disk 1 and and backup Win 7/C: drive. Thanks for the help!!!
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