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Windows 7: Help!! I Tried to set up a Dual Boot but never finished

18 Sep 2009   #1
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 
Help!! I Tried to set up a Dual Boot but never finished

Hey All,
Yesterday I tried To install the last RC before RTM v7600.16385 64bit on my dv9000
I am currently running RC7100 no problems yet... since May, So i started installing this newest build on my spare HDD (drive F) I was looking to try out the latest as a dual boot situation (at least that was my original plan) So I set Off- and it looked suspiciously like it was erasing my drive C plus it hung up on install(or I got Paranoid and canceled the install) either way after the cancellation it rolled back to previous state(no files were harmed...)but now on my boot screen it offers me windows set-up and below that in the list windows 7 Ultimate(recovered) it never did that before when I select Set Up it goes into the 7 set up screen (light blue with plants) and restarts continually never finishes ... that is the first thing, Secondly when I select windows 7 ult. (recovered) it boots normal! How do i remove the option for "Set Up" under the boot screen and also change the windows 7 Recovered back to normal, I tried restoring to a previous State using System restore and selected a point 3 days prior to yesterday but on start up it does the same thing The set up is first on the boot list How can I get my system back to normal I cant do a fresh install I have to much valuable stuff that i cant risk losing I tried restore and it aparently didnt help, what else can I do...Will a repair install help and if so Will it erase any programs and personal Data such as Itunes Libraries and photos and misc.. programs and will it dump the other set up on the boot screen? Help I am
confused beyond comprehension and flustered!!





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18 Sep 2009   #2
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Type msconfig into your search box. A system configuration box will open.
Choose the boot tab. Highlight the option you wish to remove and below it click delete. Ensure your normal partition is highlighted and selected as default.
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18 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

IMPORTANT!

Before you edit your boot, make certain that the remaining boot option refers to a disk/partition that is marked "ACTIVE".

I do not know if the process you performed changed the active partition - but you should check it.

Else, you can't boot.

Right click Computer, Manage
or
Start, Search, DiskMgmt.msc


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18 Sep 2009   #4
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

After you follow Antman's instructions (please do, or you may end up with an expensive paperweight), you can edit the name of the boot option using BCDedit. Instructions here. BCDEDIT - How to Use
Careful with this as well, you can also mess up your boot
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18 Sep 2009   #5
Antman

 

I get a bit nervous when an OP hasn't posted in a while - following a precarious condition like this. I guess we might look for another thread - Help! I Can't Boot!

I hope it goes well.
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18 Sep 2009   #6
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I get a bit nervous when an OP hasn't posted in a while - following a precarious condition like this. I guess we might look for another thread - Help! I Can't Boot!

I hope it goes well.
i havent posted because I have been extremely busy on the Mayhem tour and havent had my laptop with 7 on it I had a macbook that has my audio stuff on it sorry so when I got off the road and caught up on sleep i caught up with my windows 7 and my life sorry bout that peeps thanx for your replies I will let ya know


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18 Sep 2009   #7
Antman

 

Are you familiar with The Hectic out of Houston?
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18 Sep 2009   #8
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
IMPORTANT!

Before you edit your boot, make certain that the remaining boot option refers to a disk/partition that is marked "ACTIVE".

I do not know if the process you performed changed the active partition - but you should check it.

Else, you can't boot.

Right click Computer, Manage
or
Start, Search, DiskMgmt.msc

it is as you suspected the action changed the active drive to "F" now I guess i need to edit my boot with bcdedit and change the active drive to "C" i have enclosed a screenshot of my mgmt screen i will need some guidance as what to do with bcdedit I have the link opened how to use but am unsure exactly how to handle it so if you guys can be of assistance It would much appreciated thanx again guys!!
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18 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

I am not exactly an old man with bad eyes, but I cannot see the text in those screenshots on my 46 inch, 125% DPI, 150% magnified IE window.
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18 Sep 2009   #10
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Are you familiar with The Hectic out of Houston?
not really I have heard of them in passing but never really looked into them are they a national or Local with national hopes like all of us I am a traveling Audio engineer with Bullet for my Valentine and Killswitch Engage so my day consists of those 2 bands and the shows and my bunk on the crew bus but we were out in Texas San Antonio I believe on the 14th and Dallas on the 15th of August we had 2 local acts supporting on the small stage negative 263 in san antonio and akadian in Dallas I think!!! I am real foggy that far back all the days are the same ya know just the venue changes i will look em up and if i find em i'll pop it in my ipod and play em for the guys during sound check Mayhem is done now but Next band I am dealin with is gonna be Trivium for a month and home for me for the winter I got Kids and the wife misses me ya know...anyways about my puter see post above


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