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Windows 7: Current dual boot-deleting Vista

25 Oct 2009   #51
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No joy again.

When i go into repair pc from the install disc i get the "do you want to repair and restart..."

I click no and select OS
Theres 2 Win7


It says this version of windows system recovery is not compatiable with this version of windows on both.

And it wont repair if i click yes to the initial repair and restart question


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25 Oct 2009   #52
gregrocker

 

Will it let you run Startup REpair on either listing? Because it rarely works on the first try if offered to you and needs to be re-run by clicking Startup Repair

You also need to determine which Win7 listing in the Repair Console is the one you copied into the first partition space. Then click on it and run Startup Repair 3 times.
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25 Oct 2009   #53
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Because it rarely works on the first try if offered to you and needs to be re-run by clicking Startup Repair
Ive forced it to the start-up repair by click load drivers>cancel>start up repair .
Done it a good number of times with no luck.

By the way,after the name of the OS it has recovery in brackets.
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25 Oct 2009   #54
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

You need to determine which Win7 listing in the Repair Console is the one you copied into the first partition space. Then click on it and run Startup Repair 3 times.

Good job on copy - it is in there and now just needs to have boot repaired.

SIW2 could both Win7's being listed cause a conflict?
I know which one it is becasue the copy has more space

The problem im encountering is it wont boot repair,and if i force it as i outlined above it try's to repair an "Unknown" drive
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25 Oct 2009   #55
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post

It says this version of windows system recovery is not compatiable with this version of windows on both.

"This error may occur if you use the 32-bit version of the Windows installation disc to run the Complete PC Restore program on a computer that is running the 64-bit version of Windows . By default, the 64-bit operating system is selected in the list of installed operating systems.
To work around this behavior, on the Select operating system page, select the blank space in the list under the operating system, and then click Next".

-MS via Keznews
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25 Oct 2009   #56
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I got startup repair to work,(before i seen your above post by using the force method)it said repaired,"restart now"
Rebooted and it said something like there was no local disk,i ran the install disc again and it didnt pick it up any os so im running PW again to see if i can find it
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25 Oct 2009   #57
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Bah!!

It renamed it to... nothing,the drive now has no name and to add to that its also full

Deleted it and redo'ing it again..
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25 Oct 2009   #58
gregrocker

 

Unless SIW2 has a fix (he always does), this is the point I would boot into the Installer, select CUstom>Advanced Tools then Delete all of the partitions on either side of the Data partition (hope you backed that up). Then create a new partition to the left of the Data storage partition, format it and install.

When you get it set up to your satisfaction, use Win7's Backup Imaging to save an image externally so that you will never again have to do another reinstall.

This is by no means a defeat when you consider all of the hours you could spend troubleshooting vs. a 20 minute reinstall. And others learned from this thread which is already showing up on Google searches.
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25 Oct 2009   #59
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unless SIW2 has a fix (he always does), this is the point I would boot into the Installer, select CUstom>Advanced Tools then Delete all of the partitions on either side of the Data partition (hope you backed that up). Then create a new partition to the left of the Data storage partition, format it and install.

When you get it set up to your satisfaction, use Win7's Backup Imaging to save an image externally so that you will never again have to do another reinstall.
If thid does not work this time round that is what i will do,at this point its 3:30 am and ive gone through about 50 cigarettes and 30mugs off coffe.

So,using the custom install i delete both win7 partitions but keep the data one,and then use the space left by the two deleted partitions to re-install Win7?
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25 Oct 2009   #60
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could do that. The problem arose copying an extended partition. You had quite a few attempts at changing the various partition types yourself.

The partition table is suspect. Not sure the installer will read it correctly.

Boot to the system recovery options command promt and Type:

Diskpart

lis disk

( hopefully )

sel disk 0

detail disk

( let us know what it says)

exi

( to exit diskpart)
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