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Windows 7: Windows 8 startup doesn't stop

19 Sep 2014   #11


Never have another drive connected when you do an OS install, Startup Repair or try to resolve boot issues. Unplug it now.

Next, the only way to correctly delete an OS is to delete its partition in Disk Mgmt. Did you do this before you extended the partition? Did you extend the old Win8 partition into Win7 partition or vice versa?

What disk do you have in drive as you clearly have one there in the video? If it's Win8 disk it could be interfering.

I would boot into Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times as you have 8 boot code interfering and 8 boot files onboard. Do you know where the 8 files are located now? They should have been deleted when you deleted the Windows 8 partition, so did you do that? There is no other way to delete an OS correctly.

What OS was installed on Disk 1 since we can see it had a System Reserved partition? Did you delete the OS partition before reformatting it as a data partition? If not it may be interfering as well. To clear boot code on an old OS HD one can wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command.

If Startup Repair doesn't help then do the manual Rebuild BCD commands Theog gave you which are already automated in Startup Repair.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
if I sign in on linux or something, can I just delete the BCD file?
You need to Rebuild BCD, not delete.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I fixed it finally! jeez, this has been an all day project, I only installed win8 to try one thing out on it and it screwed me for 9 hours, that will be the last time I do that, I fixed it by using "easybcd" and just using most (if not all) the options available.
thanks a lot everyone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Sep 2014   #14


Good news

Better let us see another screenshot to make sure DISK0 System Active is still marked Statem Active.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It boots every time without problems now

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #16


Looks good. Easy rebuilt your BCD. You could run it since the OS was still bootable.

Startup Repair is more comprehensive, though. Make sure you still have Repair My Computer functioning on F8 Advanced Boot Options menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I used the window repair originally and the bcedit commands to try and get it but they didn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #18


That's why I said to run Startup Repair from disk.

But it has nothing to do with my question. What I'm asking you now is if you have Repair on F8 menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I do
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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