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Windows 7: Boot up question

30 Nov 2009   #1
Antisosa1

Windows 7
 
 
Boot up question

When I first installed Win7 on my computer I used a partition. So I could either boot from vista or from win7.. So when the computer turned on, it gave me a choice from "Vista" or "Windows 7".

Now I delted the Windows 7 partition and did a clean windows 7 install over the Vista.

The problem is when I boot up the computer, it still gives me the choice saying Windows 7 and also another Windows 7.

Any ideas on how to just have it automatically boot up windows?


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30 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Boot from your installation/Repair disc and run a Startup Repair. You may need to run it as many as 3 times.
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30 Nov 2009   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Before running a full Upgrade (repair) install you might want to try a few quicker steps:

Type "msconfig" in start search box, on Boot tab see if the extra Windows 7 is listed there and delete it.

Reboot, if menu persists then download EasyBCD and remove extra Windows 7 (which will be the one not on the active system drive) in Add/Remove tab.
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30 Nov 2009   #4
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Boot from your installation/Repair disc and run a Startup Repair. You may need to run it as many as 3 times.
Welcome to Windows 7 Antisosa,
As Jonathon suggests, use the repair option on your installation disk and run the repair option 3 times.

Cheers.
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30 Nov 2009   #5
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Boot from your installation/Repair disc and run a Startup Repair. You may need to run it as many as 3 times.
Welcome to Windows 7 Antisosa,
As Jonathon suggests, use the repair option on your installation disk and run the repair option 3 times.

Cheers.
i was just wondering, why would you need to run it 3 times? Once isnt good enough?
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30 Nov 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Startup Repair can only do so much each time. By the 3rd time, everything should be fixed. Personally, I have never had to run one more than once, but you never know.
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30 Nov 2009   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Boot from your installation/Repair disc and run a Startup Repair. You may need to run it as many as 3 times.
Welcome to Windows 7 Antisosa,
As Jonathon suggests, use the repair option on your installation disk and run the repair option 3 times.

Cheers.
i was just wondering, why would you need to run it 3 times? Once isnt good enough?
They put more automation in Win7 Startup Repair so that it now includes all the bootrec and bootsect commands on top of all the 50+ other tests it can run.

If it sees a damaged MBR it attempts to repair it first (bootrec) before rewriting the MBR (bootsect).

Each of these steps is completed separately and assumes it will be the fix, requiring us to restart to see if it boots. If not, we have to go back for the next fix in order - same as when we used bootrec or bootsect ourselves.

Next time you use it, look at the log before applying the repair given and you will see what tests it ran before arriving at a fix.
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30 Nov 2009   #8
Antisosa1

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks a lot guys, I will try this!
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30 Nov 2009   #9
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It sounds like you have two Windows 7 installs. You should be able to use Msconfig.exe to remove the second Windows 7 boot menu option, then, if you so choose, remove the other Windows 7 install.

A screenshot of diskmgmt.msc would really help.
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02 Dec 2009   #10
Antisosa1

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah I used msconfig and just deleted the other 2 windows 7's. Took 2 seconds, thanks again!!
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