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Windows 7: BCD Problem

15 Jan 2010   #1
memman

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
BCD Problem

After using the Paragon software for partitioning and backup, I seem to have developed a strange problem. While I only have one operating system installed (Win 7), when I boot up, two Windows 7 options are now offered up to me. The first entry works but I would like to get rid of the second one. When I go into MSCONFIG to edit the boot record, there are no entries (same with the advanced tab under Control Panel). I tried a repair install but failed the compatibility check (could be because I did an anytime upgrade to Ultimate?). I am not very familiar with CMD window tools such as bcdedit to try on my own and easybcd doesn't seem to work on Win7. Any ideas? TIA


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15 Jan 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by memman View Post
After using the Paragon software for partitioning and backup, I seem to have developed a strange problem. While I only have one operating system installed (Win 7), when I boot up, two Windows 7 options are now offered up to me. The first entry works but I would like to get rid of the second one. When I go into MSCONFIG to edit the boot record, there are no entries (same with the advanced tab under Control Panel). I tried a repair install but failed the compatibility check (could be because I did an anytime upgrade to Ultimate?). I am not very familiar with CMD window tools such as bcdedit to try on my own and easybcd doesn't seem to work on Win7. Any ideas? TIA
So what you are saying is this tutorial doesn't work

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html
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15 Jan 2010   #3
memman

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

You are correct, the tutorial does not work. The tutorial assumes that OS entries appear on the boot tab of the MSCONFIG program. As I wrote in my post, no entries appear in the boot tab, so I cannot edit or delete. And yet, when my machine boots up, two OS items appear. I cannot resolve how at boot-up I can see the entries, but within Windows 7, they do not appear at all. While I can boot into Windows 7, I am worried that something has been corrupted that could lead later to a much bigger problem.

Again, since I don't know what is causing the problem, I am not confident using bcdedit or any of the other command line programs.

Anyone have an idea on how to resolve?
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15 Jan 2010   #4
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Open an administrative command window and type:

bcdedit

Make a snipping tool picture of the printout and attach. It is a little strange that MSconfig.exe would not show the install, but maybe the picture will explain.
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