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Help Me!!

by sparker781 / January 24, 2009 12:32 PM PST

Okay.

Well here goes. Im using Windows XP and downloaded the Windows 7 from the Microsoft site. I burned it to DVD.

Anyhoo...I partitioned the drive using EASEUS Partition Manager....Setup a 50GB partition on the drive and installed Windows 7 without a hitch. Now here comes the fun part....I rebooted the machine and got a black screen. I freaked out...I deleted the partitions with that software but now when I boot the system up I am still getting posed with the OS Chooser menu and cannot get rid of it. Can someone help? I guess I am going to have to do a clean install?

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Boot.ini
by sparker781 / January 24, 2009 12:35 PM PST
In reply to: Help Me!!

I have copied my boot.ini file:

;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

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boot.ini is irrelevant...
by John.Wilkinson / January 24, 2009 1:50 PM PST
In reply to: Boot.ini

Windows XP was the last version of Windows to use it; Windows Vista and Windows 7 use the BCD store, while the Windows Boot Manager replaces NTLDR.

If you stop by the Windows Vista forum you'll find this post in the forum sticky. It has not been ported over to this forum yet, but the instructions are the same.

Regards,
John

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Ok
by sparker781 / January 24, 2009 11:46 PM PST

Well listen I consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to computers.

I used partition manager downloaded from cnet to format the partitions on my hard drive. now when i reboot my pc i am met at the os chooser with the following option....

earlier version of windows
windows 7
windows 7

obviously i cannot boot to windows 7 but i cant get rid of it either....Any other suggestions?

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Did you follow the instructions from the forum sticky?
by John.Wilkinson / January 25, 2009 4:18 AM PST
In reply to: Ok

The listing you describe is the Windows Boot Manager, which can be removed using the instructions I linked to previously. Have you attempted that process yet?

John

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Wow
by sparker781 / January 25, 2009 4:37 AM PST

You saved my ****. Well not really saved my **** but my PC. I installed that software and viola...I was able to delete those 2 Windows 7 entries and changed the name back to Windows XP Professional Edition....instead of Earlier Version of Windows. Any other suggestions that you have for me to either install Windows 7 or what?

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Not exactly...
by John.Wilkinson / January 25, 2009 11:23 AM PST
In reply to: Wow

It may take an extended period of time for the black screen to transition into the Welcome Screen during the initial launch so patience is a virtue. Other than that it could be a driver incompatibility, a faulty installation, etc. Try again?

John

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