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Windows XP DUAL Windows 7. Problems


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Jacobred

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Hello there,

I recently Installed Windows 7, and decided to remove it. I installed it from a iso obtained from Microsoft. After installing it, Windows 7 decided to make its own boot record, I formatted the partition it was on and looked to remove the boot record from boot.ini.

No such luck,

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;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
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[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT /TUTAG=9HKO74 /KERNEL=TUKERNEL.EXE


I understand it is something to do with a Master Boot Record, but my Acer Aspire One does not have a CD Drive and that is why the only software that allows me to re-install windows is the eRecovery Agent. But problems again, It seems because the boot label is stuck I can't use eRecovery.

I really need this removing, as quick as possible.

Thanks, and I look forward to a reply.
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An ISO file requires it to be burnt to a DVD or CD using an iso burning programme so if your computer does not have a DVD drive how did you install Windows7

Here is what you should have done
http://www.mydigital...al-boot-system/

It is too late now, but never guess the correct course of action.
Formatting the partition was the wrong course of action.

Here is how to resolve it, but without a CD drive you will have difficulties
My advice is to connect an external optical drive
http://apcmag.com/ho...irst.htm?page=5

Edited by Macboatmaster, 24 July 2010 - 05:57 AM.

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There is one entry in the Windows bootloader.

Default: Microsoft Windows XP
Timeout: 10 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\ntldr

Will that load the correct drive, C: ?
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Yes by following the advice in the link I sent

Edited by Macboatmaster, 24 July 2010 - 08:31 AM.

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