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?
(Solved) - Windows 7/vista boot problem(7 posts)
Follow these instructions to get to a command prompt (and backup your files if needed). Use your Windows 7 or Windows Vista install DVD:
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:
(you are now inside DISKPART>)
select disk 0 (select the hard drive with Windows 7)
select partition 1 (select the partition with your Windows 7 installation)
Then repair your bootloader. Change directory to E:\boot, where E: is your Windows 7 install DVD:
cd /d E:\
Run the following command, where C: is your System partition:
bootsect.exe /nt60 C:
Then restart your computer.
Edit: Link fixed. -- GModX
Oh sorry, this was the link (although the one by hArLtRoN is OK too):
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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