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15-Dec-2013, 05:53 PM #1
Solved: Windows Boot Manager on system Startup
First off here is my system config:

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12279 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114471 MB, Free - 54959 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 356378 MB; Q: Total - 610477 MB, Free - 556879 MB; U: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1225253 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0R849J
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I recently cloned my HDD to an SSD and the process went smoothly. I now have my OS on a SanDisk Extreme SSD and all my user files on an WD HDD. After a reboot, windows failed to load. I did a system repair and and fixed my MBR. It now boots like normal but every time on startup I get the Windows Boot Manager screen that says:

Press an operating system to start:

Windows 7 Ultimate (Recovered)
Windows 7 Ultimate (Recovered)

Now, just so you know, when I did the startup recovery on my SSD I also had the original HDD plugged in (that is the second "Windows 7 Ultimate (Recovered) that shows up). However, I have since wiped that second disk and it doesn't exist anymore, Yet, on startup I keep getting the option to select an operating system. There is only one OS and that's on my SSD. Why does it keep showing that second one that doesn't exist?

I already tried going through all the bios settings and everything seems correct. I have it setup to only boot from my SanDisk. I also took the CMOS battery out thinking it might retain some old info but that didn't solve anything. I mean I can always just choose my OS on startup and no harm no foul but it is pretty annoying that extra step every time. Sometimes I just want to hit the power switch and have it load without my intervention and not have it wait a full 30 seconds before deciding on its own.
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15-Dec-2013, 06:15 PM #2
Going Control Panel and system and then advanced system settings on left pane and then the settings button on startup and recovery what is listed on the drop arrow please


then going msconfig and the boot tab
I presume two 7 ultimates are shown there as well - what drive letters are they shown on please
and which is shown as the default


You may of course change the time to display in the first option and you may also of course set default


If you wish to try and change the boot manager boot configurations data please open a cmd prompt with admin rights and send a copy and paste of a
bcdedit /v


that is right click top bar of cmd window, click edit, click select all, click top bar again click edit click copy and paste to reply

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15-Dec-2013, 06:32 PM #3
The startup and recovery dropdown shows two "Windows 7 Ultimate (Recovered)" just like the Boot Manager on boot.
msconfig shows

Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered) (C:\Windows): Current OS
Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered) (\Windows)
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15-Dec-2013, 06:41 PM #4
Thanks, I actually was able to delete the second entry from msconfig, reboot and Windows loads up as normal. One question though, will my current OS entry always show "recovered"? Can I edit this so it's just a normal Windows 7 Ultimate? I'm sure it has no bearing on the performance of the OS I'm just very particular about certain things.

Also, not sure how this happened when I first did a fresh install of Windows on my original HDD but Windows installed without creating that normal "System Reserved" partition. From what I understand this can be useful for using Bitlocker or simply using the F8 function if I don't have an install disk handy.

How can I go about adding this partition to my existing SSD?
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15-Dec-2013, 07:34 PM #5
bcdedit please - post as requested, and then when I know exactly what we have, we can export that to save and then amend with new name of windows 7 to get rid of recovered

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15-Dec-2013, 08:16 PM #6
bcdedit is not allowed in my system.

I ran cmd.exe as administrator. when I try the command is says:

'bcedit' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
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15-Dec-2013, 08:18 PM #7
it must be - if it as you typed it it is not bcedit it is bcdedit
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15-Dec-2013, 08:25 PM #8
Yeah, that's what I meant. "bcdedit". I get an error. Can I upload picture onto here so you can see?
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15-Dec-2013, 08:26 PM #9
What is the cmd prompt please on which you are typing the cmd
to paste use same method as on my post 2 please it is easier than a screenshot
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /v
'bcdedit' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\system32>
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15-Dec-2013, 08:35 PM #11
at the cmd prompt
type
cd..
press enter
then type if necessary
the same cd..
press enter
when you get to simply a C:\> prompt
type
bcdedit /v
again please


If that does not work the bcd store must be on another partition - unless I am missing something else - what does disk management tell us please
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>cd..

C:\Windows>cd..

C:\>bcdedit /v
'bcdedit' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>
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15-Dec-2013, 08:58 PM #13
type
set
press enter
copy and paste results please as before
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15-Dec-2013, 09:04 PM #14
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>cd..

C:\Windows>cd..

C:\>set
ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\ProgramData
APPDATA=C:\Users\Hector\AppData\Roaming
asl.log=Destination=file
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
CommonProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
CommonProgramW6432=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=DESKTOP
ComSpec=C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Users\Hector
LOCALAPPDATA=C:\Users\Hector\AppData\Local
LOGONSERVER=\\DESKTOP
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=8
OS=Windows_NT
Path=C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\Sys tem32
\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Windows Perform
ance Toolkit\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program F
iles (x86)\Calibre2\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\SnapAPI\
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86
PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW6432=AMD64
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
PROCESSOR_REVISION=1a04
ProgramData=C:\ProgramData
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files (x86)
ProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)
ProgramW6432=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G
PSModulePath=C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\
PT5HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1
PT6HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1
PUBLIC=C:\Users\Public
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\Windows
TEMP=C:\Users\Hector\AppData\Local\Temp
TMP=C:\Users\Hector\AppData\Local\Temp
USERDOMAIN=Desktop
USERNAME=Hector
USERPROFILE=C:\Users\Hector
VS110COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\Tools
\
windir=C:\Windows
windows_tracing_flags=3
windows_tracing_logfile=C:\BVTBin\Tests\installpackage\csilogfile.log

C:\>
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15-Dec-2013, 09:16 PM #15
At the moment it has me beat at least from that last cmd prompt result
Please go disk management
that is windows button
right click computer
click manage
click disk management on left pane


please confirm there the letter allocated to the ssd drive partition showing boot files as per my screenshot


Do not be annoyed at me mentioning this please, as you seem to know your way around the system, but do not start thinking why yours does not show anything like mine
This is a triple boot with 8, 7 and XP
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