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Changing from Multiboot to single boot. Can't remove old HD

Q: Changing from Multiboot to single boot. Can't remove old HD

A while ago I bought some new big 1TB HD's and decided to install windows 7 Ultimate onto one of them. To make the transition from XP to 7 easier for me I decided to do a multiboot so i could switch back to XP if i needed something.

Once i had everything the way i wanted it and i was no longer using XP i decided to remove the old HD. Also it was an IDE and it was cluttering up the inside of my computer. Now whenever I unplug the original HD i get a boot disk failure.

my guess is that my computer is looking to the C drive for where to boot windows 7 but I dont know how to change it so that it looks to that HD instead. If someone could give me some advice on this subject i would be grateful. I'm hoping that I can solve this with software or commands.

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A: Changing from Multiboot to single boot. Can't remove old HD

This document might assist you in changing the way your PC looks for Windows...I know it has helped me when I've changed from dual boot configs or otherwise messed up boot configs.

Please note you don't have to follow the recovery steps if you are able to boot, if you are able to boot simply boot into safe mode with command prompt and then execute the commands.

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

You will probably be most interested in the /scanos command. I hope this helps you accomplish your task

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I'm looking to install a few different OS onto one hard drive and just need a bit of help with what to and what not to do =]

Operating systems:

Windows XP Professional 64-bit
Windows Vista Business 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
*Maybe* Ubuntu but I'm not 100% sure on that yet

Ideally want it on one partitioned hard drive. I already have Windows 7 64-bit installed on the hard drive, but I have left a large chunk of unallocated space for new partitions.

I'm getting some conflicting information from the internet (what's new!), with some saying you should install the oldest OS first and some saying the newest first. I also heard that BIOS only boots from the first 1024 cylinders of the hard drive.

How shall I go about doing this and will I need to re-install windows 7 again?

Cheers!

A:Multiboot several OS on a single HD

ideally you should install oldest first, logically vista and windows 7 werent invented when xp was so why should it know how to incorporate them into boot ?

if you already have windows 7 installed you can still install xp then vista np, but you will then need to to get all of the OS working in the bootloader using bcedit, personally i use easybcd which makes life a lot simpler.

so partition all drives as primary , assuming windows 7 is at the start of the drive and this is where the bootloader will live ..... then install xp to 2nd or 3rd partition , then install vista to the next and booting into vista download and run easy bcd and identify windows 7 and xp incorporating them into your bootloader.

you should then have 3 options on boot , one for each OS ............

having a recovery disk for vista or windows 7 is a good idea just incase it all goes pear shaped so you can always get back into your win7 install :)

google for specific issues and post back here if you can't get xp to work ?

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A:Remove XP dual boot, change to single drive

Try this, it will at least show you the boot ini if it is on the root of the drive array

If you are using any Windows NT line of operating systems that use the NTLDR bootloader (ie, Windows XP) you can apply a small trick during bootup for NTLDR to display more information before startup.

1. Boot into the Windows Advanced Boot Menu by tapping F8.
2. Hit <esc> to go to the OS Selection Screen.
3. At this screen, type in unsupporteddebug while the menu is displayed. Keep in mind there is nothing displayed to tell you what is being typed. After typing the above, the boot ini Path and Options will be automatically displayed at the bottom of the screen. If there is more than one OS selection you can use up down arrow keys to show each entry in the boot ini.

Note* Attempting to go back to a different menu (By pressing F5 or F8) may crash NTLDR or corrupt the first line of the display do to a buffer overrun bug. I recommend just restarting again by pressing the power button or Hit enter when done to continue booting.
 

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A:How to remove single OS from dual boot - Windows 7 and Win Server 2008

boot into win7 and move the bootmgr to the win 2008 partition. It will mark that partition active as well.
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

now reboot into win 2008 and situation will be:
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4th - Windows 2008 Server OS (Healthy - system,boot, page file, crash dump, active, primary partition)

Correct? If so .. now you can remove the win7 partition. And of course update the bootmenu so win7 is not in list anymore

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A:Changing Dual Boot System to Single Boot System

Hi jsaffer,
Have a look here :
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Here's a screenshot of my setup:
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Can I use the same bootsect.exe solution that SIW2 recommended for another user who posted here (Drakmyth)? I would greatly appreciate any help before I do something stupid and accidentally nuke my computer.

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A:Changing "System" disk on an XP/7 multiboot setup

Welcome!

It is actually pretty simple to remove the XP drive. Just unplug it, and run Startup Repair if 7 won't boot.

Hope this helps,
~JK

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A:w8,w7,wxp, multiboot -how to move partitions/boot sector

Welcome to EightForums.

Can you post a full screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

What partitions are Win XP, Windows 7, & Windows 8, what is G:?

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A:Challenge changing from RAID 0 back to single drive

I don't think its possible to clone a RAID array to a single HD.

Best to copy off the data and clean install to the single HD while none other are plugged.

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A:Changing from RAID to single drive, question about install

Unplug the HD's, plug in the SSD, boot up and tap the F2 to enter BIOS Setup. Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, set SSD to boot first.

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A:After reinstalling Windows 7, problem with changing (single) user name

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab


I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

After reinstalling, I found a single user account had been created named "DELL".

All my previous software (now stored in Windows.Old) referred to user name "Brian". So I changed the name of the DELL account to "Brian". But I then found that although the user folders are sometimes shown as "Brian", at others they are shown as "DELL".

How do I make the change of account name effective for all the relevant user folders? There is no facility to rename C:\Users\DELL; is there some other way?


Welcome Hershmab to the windows 7 forums.

The best advice I can give you is to create a userid for Brian making sure that it has the same security level as you used to have. Then log off dell and log on to brian and copy all the files to your new userid and then you can remove the Dell userid after your satisfied that everything is there.

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A:Challenge changing from RAID 0 back to single drive

have you entered bios setup and switched off the raid stuff
 

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A:Replace RC in multiboot & Get boot files on 100MB part.

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Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
 
See this post for an explanation.
 
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Post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/337245-how-convert-dual-boot-single-boot-2-hdds-win-7-vista64.html
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Hello Nosmas, welcome to Seven Forums!


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

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How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Should have looked at the help suggestions How to convert from dual boot to single boot 2 HDDs - Win 7 & Vista64
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How to clone your IDE drive to a SATA drive.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/remove-single-images-on-canon-a560.935559/
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Following.

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Quote: Originally Posted by GGibson


I setup an XP/Win7 dual boot on two drives. Currently C: Win7, D:XP
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A:hal.dll boot error on "multiboot" setup

From what you said here, you only have a single installation of XP that is in use but your boot.ini file is showing 2 installations. The boot.ini file can sometimes have an effect in causing the error you are getting. Try this to correct your boot.ini file:

Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD.

Press any key to boot from CD message, press a key to start your computer from the CD.

When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.

Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair, typically this will be #1.

Type bootcfg /list to show the current entries in the BOOT.INI file. At this point you may get a message telling you that the boot.ini file does not exist. The next step will correct this error.

Type bootcfg /rebuild to repair it. This will scan your hard dives for installations of Windows XP, 2000 or NT and display the results. Follow the on-screen instructions to add your Windows installations to the boot.ini file.

Those step will be:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
(1) C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
Type y and hit enter
Enter Load Identifier
This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER.
Enter OS Load options
When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

Take out the CD ROM and type exit.


If this does not clear the hal error you can also do the following:

As above, insert and boot from your Windows XP CD.

press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.

When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.

Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair

At the command prompt type: expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll. (where d: is the drive letter of your CD and c:\windows is the location for your Windows installation folder.)

If prompted for permission to overwrite an existing version of the hal.dll file select yes.

Once you have expanded the file type "exit" to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.

Hope this helps

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There are a number of options here:

Using the copy function on a 3rd party (free) partition manager, or imaging the 7 partition with Macrium free edition - then restoring the image to the first partition.

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management.

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What I would do:a. Remove the hard drive with Win 98 on it.b. Place the XP hard drive as the only hard drive connected in the system. Then do a repair install of XP, which will result in new system files, including boot files, and will result in the XP drive being picked up as C:.Users can also just delete the Win 98 folder and edit the boot.ini file to remove the Win 98 operating system. I prefer the 33 minutes or so that it takes to do a repair install .http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/bootini.htm#editLouis

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A:"multiboot" with one OS, boot partitions

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A:Cease using XP and single boot into Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by anykey


Trouble is the EasyBCD boot manager kicks in and I cannot see how to do a clean install over my XP drive.


Hi Anykey (love your Avatar)
I have not used EasyBCD, so I am guessing, but can't you edit th eboot options in msconfig and eliminate it?
Although I have trouble to understand why your computer is booting from the HD (where EasyBCD is) rather than the DVD when you set it up for that. have you double checked? Maybe use the F key that selects boot device?
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A:How to return to single boot 2HDD's??

First backup, backup, backup.

As you are changing HD you need to phone MS.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Clean Install Windows 7

You may like to do Full clean & full format.

Type in command line

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK #
CLEAN ALL
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ACTIVE
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That is either video or ram and in spite of what you think, one or the other is incompatible.
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You can use Drive Management by going to Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk management to change the second drive to any ID other than C:
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A:Neither RAID 5 nor single HD will boot Windows XP Pro

Quote:





Originally Posted by Thomas S


Perhaps it is an issue with the PSU or graphics card or Mobo?





You left out RAM. Could be as simple as bad ram. you have 4 sticks remove 3 and see if it runs reliably on the single hard disk with the reloaded windows. If not use one of the other sticks to be sure you didn't pick the faulty one.

Have you any hardware diagnostics to test the Mobo?

Also

Quote:





Originally Posted by Thomas S


;3 days later computer takes 10-15 attempts to boot into windows normally. On a normal boot it shows a dim Windows loading screen and stops; or a regular screen with the green windows loading bar which never stops moving or moves jerkily and stops.




This sounds like a video board failure do you have a spare you can through in for a test?

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A:formatting boot partition, single drive

Your post make no sense, post a shot of disk management and tell us exactly what you want to do to each partition.

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Hi there,

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Mark Active the Win7 partition or it's 100 mb System Reserved partition if you have it: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Then boot into System Recovery Options on Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

You can also mark Active while seeing a picture of your HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to right click on Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition, select Modify>Set to Active, OK.

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http://www.multibooters.co.uk/
Scroll down to see The Changes Vista Dualboot Makes to a Previous Windows OS &#8211; and How to Reverse Them.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-xp-dual-boot-or-single-install-big-problem-please-help.565201/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/337126-extended-dual-boot-time-following-single-bsod.html
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Changing-Boot-Order-on-Dual-Boot-Windows-8-and-Ubuntu/td-p/2503733
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-wont-boot-after-changing-max-mem-in-msconfig-boot-advancedoptions.614385/
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Quote: Originally Posted by pander1203


I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

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Hi Thank you ahead of time for your assistance I have been previously infected with the IRS government warning virus I am reasonably comfortable working with malware removal tools and keeps file cannot which remove client[1].txt CCleaner changing I thought I had all of the issues resolved However CCleaner keeps finding this file C Users Teresa's Laptop AppData Local Microsoft CCleaner cannot remove file client[1].txt which keeps changing Windows Temporary Internet Files Content IE M HTU IC clients txt KB Which when I locate it has literally changed before my eyes Also even though it shows as KB the file shows only the number and it disappears and reappears as I watch it I have also had a reoccurring issue with my Outlook cache becoming corrupted in this same folder I have as yet only found posts alluding to this issue but no answers and quite honestly I am sick of trying to figure it out I turned in my Tech badge a few years back we were still using HJK and I really hope that you can help me resolve this and the odd things that happen now and then I am assuming due to this issue or residue or whatever it is Attached please find the DDS txt file I will be happy to provide anything else that you require Thanks again for your assistance Best regards Teresa

A:CCleaner cannot remove file client[1].txt which keeps changing

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the correct version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.Let me know what problem persists.

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