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Windows 7: Stop Boot Manager appearing

30 Jun 2010   #1
Malcolm Alberry

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Stop Boot Manager appearing

Hi

There have been variations on this problem, but I have not seen one with these conditions.

I have a new installation of Win7 Ultimate, installed over WinXP, without reformmatting the drive.

I get Windows Boot Manager at startup giving me the options of Win7 or Microsoft Windows Recovery Consol.

Disc Management Boot Tab only shows Win7 - no Microsoft Windows Recovery Consol.

I want to clean start without Boot Manager - how can I do this please

Regards

Malcolm in Linslade UK


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30 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active
1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK OR List Volume (If you have partitions)
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

Stop Boot Manager appearing-list-disk.png Stop Boot Manager appearing-list-volume.png

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tallation.html


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30 Jun 2010   #3
Malcolm Alberry

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the prompt clear reply - some clarification before I start please - have not worked at this level before

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active

I assume that I can do above entering Command Prompt from my running Win7

Or use one of the 2 options below

DVD below is my Win7 installation disc - correct?

1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup command prompt)

Why are there 2 ways to get into Command Prompt - can I use either way?

Best

Malcolm
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30 Jun 2010   #4
Malcolm Alberry

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just found I can printout the pages as attachments - I am new to forum capabilities

Malcolm
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30 Jun 2010   #5
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You're going to reformat your drive?
Wipe the drive?
Are you sure that's what you want to do?

Ap
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30 Jun 2010   #6
Malcolm Alberry

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yup - I have no data on that drive
All on another HD (which will be powered off for safety) and also backed up elsewhare
Thanks for the warning

Malcolm
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30 Jun 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Malcolm Alberry View Post
Just found I can printout the pages as attachments - I am new to forum capabilities

Malcolm
If go to the tutorials in my post, you will find step by step screen shots.

[Quote]I assume that I can do above entering Command Prompt from my running Windows 7[quote]
you can remove the HD from PC & install as slave in aother PC.

Please remove your email address.
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30 Jun 2010   #8
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Malcolm Alberry View Post
Yup - I have no data on that drive
All on another HD (which will be powered off for safety) and also backed up elsewhare
Thanks for the warning

Malcolm

No problem, I thought you just wanted to remove the Bootmanager prompt so you boot directly into Win-7. (which is easy enough to do).

Ap
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02 Jul 2010   #9
Malcolm Alberry

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi

I have been following the recommendation from THEOG , but I get the following error with DISK CLEAN

Virtual disc error
Clean is not allowed on the disc containing the current boot, system,page dump crash dump or hibination volume

Is there s/w that I can download that will clean the file please

Please advise name and source as I do want to completely clean the disc as recommended to get rid of the Boot Manager

Best

Malcolm
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02 Jul 2010   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Malcolm,

Are you wanting to completely start afresh? Your problem seems to stem from having XP on the drive originally and then installing Windows 7 on top. In order to completely remove XP, you will need to format the drive during the installation of the OS.

Follow the instructions here: Clean Install Windows 7 and remember to format at Step 8.
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