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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 06:06 AM

Hi,

 

I've just bought a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it. It went fine, except that during startup I get a screen that says the following:

 

"Choose an operating system to start or press tab to select a tool:

(Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice, then press ENTER)

 

Windows 7

Window 7

 

To specify an advanced option for this choice press F8.

Seconds until the highlighted choice will be selected automatically: 20

 

Tools:

Windows Memory Diagnostic

 

ENTER=Choose          TAB=Menu          ESC=Cancel"

 

Please can someone tell me how to stop this screen from appearing?

 

Thank you,

Joe



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 06:27 AM

You have 2 hard drives installed with Win 7 ?

Or you have loaded the Operating system twice , ? thats why you have it listed twice EG: windows 7 - windows 7..

 

You can select either and then enter and away you go.......But - As Follows:

I would reformatt the drive and ensure you delete all partitions and create just one at your preferred size or the whole drive.

And reinstall windows again.

I prefer to set a size eg: 100gig and use the remainder as a backup partition.


Edited by hamluis, 28 November 2014 - 03:00 PM.
Removed unnecessary quotebox - Hamluis.


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Posted 28 November 2014 - 03:03 PM

Well...why did you install Win 7 on a second drive?  What's the point/purpose?

 

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 04:30 AM

Thanks for the advice, but I'm not prepared to reinstall Windows again. It's taken me a week to get everything up and running again after the last hard drive failed. My backup was also corrupted, but I was able to recover most of my files fortunately and I had a lot of software to reinstall. I was just hoping for a quick way to get rid of that screen since it's annoying to have to wait an extra 20 seconds or press a button on startup, but if there's no way to stop it from happening, I'll just have to live with it.



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 04:56 AM

You could delete the less important HD OS. However, hamluis is able to help you more than me.



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 03:31 AM

I would certainly appreciate it if someone could instruct me on how to do that.



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 03:03 PM

Well...if you tell us why you have Windows installed on 2 separate drives...someone might try to assist you in whatever your intent was.

 

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 04:10 AM

I installed Windows 7 on a new hard drive because the old one was corrupted. I was able to salvage some files from the corrupted drive and copy them to the new one which is why they were both plugged in at the same time.



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 04:57 AM

I would certainly appreciate it if someone could instruct me on how to do that.

Ok - So the old drive died , and you installed New Drive  , yet still dont understand what you did to create 2 Installations of win7.

Ok seen your post as to why. - you should have disconnected when Installing New win 7
I would still recommend a fresh install , ensuring you wipe all Partitions and Install Win7.
 
You asked for a Quick Fix:...Here it Is.
 
1/ Click Start - Orb.
 
2/ Right-click "Computer" and then click Properties.
 
3/ Click On "Advanced System Settings" 
 
4/ On the Advanced Page , Under - Startup and Recovery - " Click Settings "
 
5/ Below  System Startup = Adjust Time To Display - Set At 3 Secs.
 
6/ Click Ok.


Edited by Havachat, 01 December 2014 - 05:00 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:54 AM

I installed Windows 7 on a new hard drive because the old one was corrupted. I was able to salvage some files from the corrupted drive and copy them to the new one which is why they were both plugged in at the same time.

 

If the new drive boots properly without the old drive connected...then all you have to do is format the old drive and use it for storage...or just stop using it entirely.

 

If the new drive does not boot properly without the old drive connected...then you can try running Startup Repair.  Again, do NOT connect the old hard drive when doing this.

 

Louis



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:30 AM

Thanks Havachat, that worked. I've now got rid of the screen. I didn't have the old drive connected when I installed Windows 7 on the new drive. I only had it plugged in for a few hours a few days ago to copy files from. It's too damaged to use; I'm going to throw it away.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:11 AM

 I didn't have the old drive connected when I installed Windows 7 on the new drive. I only had it plugged in for a few hours a few days ago to copy files from. It's too damaged to use; I'm going to throw it away.

Good to Hear its working , but like i said thats a temp fix , and the issue as i explained earlier of x 2 Win 7 at boot or how you managed that.

When you get time i would still formatt Complete drive and Reinstall , yeh i know its a pain , but better than further issues arising / maybe. 



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:37 PM

No need to re-format... boot sector can always be re-written if necessary.






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