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Windows 7: Redundant entries in the Windows Boot Manager

09 Jul 2012   #11
Metrik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What other editing did you do in Easy, besides the recommendation to delete the incorrect listing and add it again?
I am sorry, but it's difficult for me to describe exactly what I did. I tried to follow Step 3 in the guide linked by whs:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look at Step3 here: Dual Boot - Delete a OS
Step 3 makes Step 4 and 5 mandatory (if I understand the guide correctly) and I have a feeling that Step 4 makes my computer fail at boot-up - but doing a repair from my Win7 installation disk (USB) solved the issue.

I am sorry not to be able to reconstruct exactly what I did. I am fairly new to EasyBCD and I bet you could have done this the right way the first time.


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09 Jul 2012   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I do not recommend moving the System Boot files using EasyBCD but instead following our oldest, most successful advice here to mark the target partition Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times from DVD or REpair CD.

Among other things this assures that the Repair console is written to the F8 Advanced Boot Tools which is not achieved by using EasyBCD. Startup Repair takes a much more wholistic approach to scan and check that everything is correct before and after rewriting the System boot files.
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10 Jul 2012   #13
Metrik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
...to mark the target partition Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times from DVD or REpair CD.
Will it be OK to do this even after I have used EasyBCD to change things?

Do I use "Computer Management -> Disk Management" to mark the target partition active?

Isn't it true that after marking the target partition active, the computer will fail to boot - making the Startup Repair procedure mandatory? (I am asking this to mentally prepare myself for the job, so I know what will happen at the different stages).
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10 Jul 2012   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It isn't necessary to repair it further if it's working correctly now. Are there other problems?

Post back a screenshot of your Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start menu.
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11 Jul 2012   #15
Metrik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No more problems so far

Redundant entries in the Windows Boot Manager-capture.png


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11 Jul 2012   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It shows the Paging file correctly moved back to C which is booted. Is D the other OS? Does it boot OK?
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11 Jul 2012   #17
Metrik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes and yes, Greg :) Everything is OK now, thanks again.
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11 Jul 2012   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You're welcome. Good work.
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11 Jul 2012   #19
Metrik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great place here, thanks to guidance like yours.
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