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Windows 7: Remove dual boot

08 Jul 2010   #11

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well, things didn't work as planned, but I'm back to "normal" again. I re-installed all programs that had been installed prior to the reboot errors. I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall those. I LOVE Revo!! I have dreamed about something like this since the first Windows.

But, I still had 1hr restarts. (talk about a disincentive to try things) I backed up any data on the Vista drive and did a long format. Didn't help. I disconnected all but the Win 7 drive and did a custom install. It didn't seem to help, so I removed all but the win7 and data drives. While I had the case open, I rearranged the drives in the cage, cleaned the front fan and did some cable tidying. Turned the system on and booted to the sign in in a couple seconds and almost instantly to the desktop after signin.

I wasn't completely awake and actually thought I'd have the opportunity to do a clean install. I was surprised to find all of my programs and settings intact. Though I'm certainly not complaining!

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08 Jul 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP


Likely a cable but could have been anything.

Glad you got it working.
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19 Jul 2010   #13

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit

A further f/u... I continued to experience extremely long reboots with a black screen after the windows startup tone but before the login screen. I ended up replacing the mobo, case, HD's, and did a clean install of Win7. As luck (?) would have it, I had to call Microsoft when Windows wouldn't validate. I had the same long reboot while fixing the validation issue. He had me F8 and start in low res. When the reboot was very fast, he said that it pointed to needing an updated driver for the video card or monitor. Updated the video driver and the problem remained. Replaced the card with no luck. Searched for an updated driver for my Samsung LCD monitor & only found an old one that wouldn't execute in Win 7 64bit. A further search showed numerous people with the same reboot stall using Samsung LCD's. Replaced the monitor with a new Dell that had win7 64 drivers & it worked without having to install the drivers.

In my experience monitors either worked or they didn't. I had no idea that it could work but stall windows boot!!
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19 Jul 2010   #14

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Thanks for the info..
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