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Windows 7: Partition Missing after installin Win7 Ultimate..plz Help

12 Oct 2011   #11

7 ultimate x86

Well..I'd like u guys to see the following screenshot

I opened BCD program..and it's saying I have 2 OS on both drives

How can I remove the OLD OS from A: Drive which is my Private storage drive and should not have any System on it...Any way to Remove the OS from it without formatting it ??>>>It contains a lot for me Huge data

Here's the details of the Debug Mode:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {4635cd07-f4e4-11e0-b0fb-c094347552fe}
resumeobject {4635cd06-f4e4-11e0-b0fb-c094347552fe}
displayorder {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \ntldr
description Earlier Version of Windows
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {4635cd07-f4e4-11e0-b0fb-c094347552fe}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {4635cd08-f4e4-11e0-b0fb-c094347552fe}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {4635cd06-f4e4-11e0-b0fb-c094347552fe}
nx OptIn

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Your Win XP & Windows 7 boot files are on partition 1, as boot files can not installed to a Logical drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Just click on Edit Boot Entries and delete Entry # 1, click save.
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12 Oct 2011   #14

7 ultimate x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Just click on Edit Boot Entries and delete Entry # 1, click save.
HOLLAAAAAA thank you Zomby .. u deserve being Pink colored :P

it worked OKAY

Thanks to all and theo especially
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP


Glad it helped.

You may still have an OS on the first partition. Post up a screenshot of the files on that partition by clicking on it in Computer. We will show you how to surgically remove any OS remnants.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2011   #16

7 ultimate x86

gregrocker .. thax buddy .. I know it was u who suggested the BCD thingy

thanx again dude .. tc
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13 Oct 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lebdorz View Post
Another question : If I do just like (DUZZY) said , "bcdedit /delete {ntldr} /f". Does this Formats C: or what does it really do ?????????????
I know you have already solved your problem but just for reference:
Bcdedit is a windows cmd line program for modifying your boot menu it doesn't touch anything other than your boot menu. It is a little complicated to use for new or inexperienced users but it does the job. The cmd above simple deletes the reference to the Win XP ntldr file, removing the 'Earlier Windows' from your boot menu.

I also edited my post because I made a mistake with the partitions where the boot files probably are.

And I agree with 'theog' post #9, if it's possible to backup. See if you can borrow someones external drive if required.
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13 Oct 2011   #18

Windows Home premium 32bit


I assume that the windows 7 is working so have choose that and then if you want to remove the Earlier version Xp wc is not working you have to download the freeware EasyBCD then install after that edit MBR then delete the windows XP then save.After that when you restart ur pc only one is there wc is windows 7.So the issue after is how to retrieve the A:drive in order to do that and u want to use dual boot i pressume (Windows 7 & windows Xp sp 3) i recommend u to follow these procedure..wish u that the situation is Windows 7 is currently run but still there is A:drive wc prevously XP installed..
1)with ur win 7 go to dialog box..then type(diskmgmt.msc) then go storage then disk management as you can see again
right click A: then click extend resulting C: drive only left at ur disk management.
2)Now that you have only C drive and if you want to create new partition for the OS for Xp right click C:drive then clink shrink the volume then just follow and enter capacity for new volume:1GB=1024 so its up to you but since ur hardisk C: is big i suggest to input 153600(150GB) then enter and format NTFS thats you now CWindows 7) n DWin XP) partition so you can now install the Fresh XP sp 3 but make sure you have to priority the CD ROM in ur BIOS.
3)After installation of ur XP in ur D:drive and install again the EasyBCD to view the Master boot record and edit if you want the boot ini and selct the OS for default after that once you restart uy pc it appear the 2 OS the windows 7 and Windows XP time for 30 seconds.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2011   #19

Windows Home premium 32bit


follow up ur asking how to retrieve those file in A:wc theres alot of impt files so possible again u can use 3rd party wc is also freeware the EASEUS Partition manager and users friendly for back up files before merging and moving ur impt files.

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13 Oct 2011   #20

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

The easy way to disable the boot menu natively in Windows 7 (without using any software) is as follows...

Right click on Computer (either on desktop or inside start menu).

Click on Advanced system settings.

In the opened System Properties dialog box, click on Advanced tab.

Click on Settings button on Startup and Recovery.

In the opened Startup and Recovery dialog box, Select the default operating system as "Windows 7"

Reduce the time to display list of operating systems to 0 seconds. Make sure you have a tick mark on this command.

Now press OK and close all the opened dialog boxes.

Reboot the system and now it will directly boot in to Windows 7 OS without showing you the boot menu.

This method can be used in Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7...
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