I now have two boot mgrs

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  1. Posts : 237
    W7 64 Ult
       #1

    I now have two boot mgrs


    Hi all

    Just did an Acronis backup, and wound up with two boot managers in the list in my BIOS. Prolly b/c of this: (below)

    I wouldn't mind so much, but...

    1) The first one in the list in my BIOS is the "bad one", as I cant boot into windows straight up; I have to hit F2 and select the second one, and then I am fine. I dont see an option to move, or remove.

    2) If I need to restore another image, this creates a problem.

    Any ideas on what to do here? I might be able to do something while booted into Acronis, but I dont know what, and they no longer support this version..

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 16,248
    7 X64
       #2

    Find out which one is live

    at cmd prompt type: ( or copy and paste the line below)

    REG QUERY HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control /v FirmwareBootDevice

    then you could format or delete the other one
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  3. Posts : 237
    W7 64 Ult
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thx!

    It says:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(2)

    I did a googley to try and figure out what's what there, but couldn't come up with anything, other than info on the boot.ini file, but I am pretty sure that was pre-Vista.

    Also, I cant delete nor format either one; no r-click options are avail from disk mgmt.

    - - - Updated - - -

    And here they are in Acronis (below)

    I can format one of those, but have no idea which is which
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  4. Posts : 16,248
    7 X64
       #4

    It tells you it is using rdisk 2 partition 2

    ms default is

    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI

    - - - Updated - - -

    at admin cmd prompt

    diskpart

    lis dis
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  5. Posts : 237
    W7 64 Ult
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Here's lis dis (below)

    That says disk 1 is my OS drive, which matches what disk mgmt says. Disk 2 is another drive that just has data on it.

    So, I am confused.
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  6. Posts : 16,248
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  7. Posts : 184
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #7

    You can't break an active System partition in diskpart. Run

    delete partition override

    on both. Or run bcdedit. Or msinfo32.
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  8. Posts : 237
    W7 64 Ult
    Thread Starter
       #8

    What is this telling me?

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    Volume Z said:
    You can't break an active System partition in diskpart. Run delete partition override on both. Or run bcdedit. Or msinfo32.
    bcdedit - what is this telling me?

    Run delete partition override on both - than how do I boot into Windows upon restart?
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  9. Posts : 184
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #9

    riffwraith said:
    Run delete partition override on both - than how do I boot into Windows upon restart?
    You do not actually delete both. You find out which one diskpart refuses to break.
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  10. Posts : 237
    W7 64 Ult
    Thread Starter
       #10

    AH - ok, that makes sense.

    One final thing before I try... does diskpart see the disk numbering the same as computer mgmt? I am actually selecting disk 1 here, correct?

    Furthermore - sysinfo has the three partitions labeled as 0, 1, 2 - I assume I try 0 and 1? --edit-- no, diskpart doesn't see 0 as being a parition
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