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(Solved) - Windows 7/vista boot problem

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  • Started 2 years ago by robotsneedhugs2
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robotsneedhugs2
Posts: 73

I've got this old laptop that was all screwed up. I connected the hard drive in my PC and tried to install Windows Vista on the hard drive. But now, my PC tries to boot into Vista. How can i get it to boot back into 7?

Posted 2 years ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Follow these instructions to get to a command prompt (and backup your files if needed). Use your Windows 7 or Windows Vista install DVD:

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

You could try an "Automatic Startup Repair" (run it 3 times to make sure), if that does not work, get to the command prompt, and run the following commands to make a new bootloader:

Mark your Windows 7 partition as active. Use the following commands:

diskpart
(you are now inside DISKPART>)
list disk
select disk 0 (select the hard drive with Windows 7)
list partition
select partition 1 (select the partition with your Windows 7 installation)
active
exit

Then repair your bootloader. Change directory to E:\boot, where E: is your Windows 7 install DVD:

cd /d E:\
cd E:\boot

Run the following command, where C: is your System partition:

bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

Then run:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Then restart your computer.

Edit: Link fixed. -- GModX

Accepted Answer · Posted 2 years ago
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hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

Here is the link the previous poster was trying to link to

Posted 2 years ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Oh sorry, this was the link (although the one by hArLtRoN is OK too):
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

You obviously screwed up your bootmgr and made a double boot configuration. Here is how you can remove the Vista entry: http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....te-os.html

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robotsneedhugs2
Posts: 73

When I try to run bootrec /fixboot, I get "element not found"

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Ruja
Posts: 230

Is the problem already fixed? If not, try to skip that item, run the last command "bootrec /rebuildbcd". If you already did that and Windows 7 still does not start, tell me and I will think of another solution.

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