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Unwanted entry in multi-boot choices

Postby toastedspider » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:42 pm

Hi everyone.

I have a machine with WinXP on one partition, and Win7 on another. At boot time however, I have 3 OS choices: "Earlier version of Windows", Win7, and Win7 (again).

I want to get rid of the last Win7 entry, as it's a leftover from an earlier install of Windows 7 that I have since deleted (I installed into a partition that was too small, and simply deleted the partition while booted into WinXP).

Trying to run BCDEDIT.EXE from Win7 doesn't seem to do much - it looks like the app launches and then goes away.

Many thanks for your help!
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Re: Unwanted entry in multi-boot choices

Postby shreader » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:33 pm

I had that problem before & all I did was figure out which was the bad entry (in the boot menu) then delete it using DualBootPRO.
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Re: Unwanted entry in multi-boot choices

Postby toastedspider » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:47 pm

Thanks for the quick reply, will take a look.

Slightly bothersome... I tried running BCDEDIT from a command shell (while booted in Win7, e.g. "bcdedit /v"), and keep getting

"The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
Access is denied."

Any insights for this?

Thanks!
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Re: Unwanted entry in multi-boot choices

Postby shreader » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:53 pm

No, I use DualBootPRO as it is a lot easier & that way I don't mess anything up typing in (the wrong) code.
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