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Windows 7: Repair boot manager

08 Dec 2009   #11
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

install in xp, or win7


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08 Dec 2009   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Windows 7, post Disk Management screenshot and Easy BCD if u can. Snipping Tool on Start menu, attach file using paper clip in reply boxc.
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08 Dec 2009   #13
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

This is from Win 7 using easybcd Repair boot manager-capture.png


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08 Dec 2009   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You ran a Windows 7 repair install or reinstall since this happened and it didn't configure the dual boot properly? This is rare.

Did you make any BCD edits after you reinstalled/repair installed Win7?

Can you post a screenshot of your full Disk Management map?
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08 Dec 2009   #15
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

where is it ?
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08 Dec 2009   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2002z06 View Post
where is it ?
Start>rightclick Computer>Manage>Disk Management.

Drag window large enough to get full map of drives with all wording in partitions.

Please answer:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You ran a Windows 7 repair install or reinstall since this happened and it didn't configure the dual boot properly? This is rare.

Did you make any BCD edits after you reinstalled/repair installed Win7?
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09 Dec 2009   #17
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

Disk management in Win 7Repair boot manager-capture.png


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09 Dec 2009   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

First: Have you completely removed the RAID which borked your Dual Boot? Check the SATA controller settings in BIOS: SATA, IDE, AHCI or RAID?

I don't think you should make any more BCD edits as the boot has been thoroughly scrambled by it.

Instead let's take the automated path:

Back up your files and/or save to another HD a Win7 backup image.

Boot into Windows 7, place the Win7 DVD in the DVD drive, Run the DVD either using Autoplay or Setup file.

Select language/keyboard, then Install Now

next connect ethernet cable and select "Connect to Internet during Install" to get drivers/updates during install from MS

Select Upgrade (repair) install. Post back any serious compatibility issues found by Wizard or resolve simple ones.

This will keep all of your programs, files and settings in place while reinstalling the OS and reconfiguring the Dual boot correctly.

Afterward you will need to reactivate at Computer>Properties.
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09 Dec 2009   #19
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Greg, you have more experience than me with the repair installs, but I think in this scenario he will have to run it more than once, right?
I suspect that might have been what didn't work the first time, it was weird the repair install didn't fix it then.
And the only thing I find strange in the EasyBCD pic is that it says "Vista Bootloader". I think there could be some old files there messing things up (?), or is it coming from EasyBCD?
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