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Change boot manager options?

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February 3, 2009 1:01:21 PM

Hello all,

I have been looking for a boot manager program that will allow me to change my boot screen options. I currently run a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu. I recently had a tri-boot going with win7beta and the other to OS's as well, but after win7 crashed on me I just went ahead and changed the partition into a dedicated data storage area, but my boot screen still shows all 3 options to boot from (win7, win vista, and ubuntu).

Does anyone know of a way that I can remove the win7 option from the menu. I have done this before a year or two ago with my laptop, but seem to have forgotten the process in which I did it. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance.

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3Ball
February 6, 2009 11:31:01 AM

you can use googling and also use a link to troubleshooting http//www.iyogi.ca/
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February 6, 2009 5:58:20 PM

Quite profound emmaelle! Glad to see you assume that I haven't used google. Thats a search engine correct? If you are unable or unwilling to help then please don't respond.

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3Ball
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February 7, 2009 1:55:27 PM

3ball give this a try to see what boot loader is being used.

Open a command prompt and type
bcdedit <enter>

If you get results it will tell you if a windows boot loder is in charge.
If not then it must be the Linux loader.

bcdedit /? will give assistance with the switches available but its hard to understand.
If it turns out that windows is in charge post back and I will try to help furthur as I have some examples of its use that we can go over.
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February 7, 2009 3:36:58 PM

Thanks for the help Pat. Unfortunately when I type the command into command prompt i get an error saying: "'bcedit' is not recognized as a internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

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3Ball
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February 7, 2009 5:28:26 PM

double check your spelling.
You have bcedit and it should be bcdedit
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February 7, 2009 6:04:11 PM

Ah, yea sry...read that wrong. I did get a list of results.

It comes up into 4 different sections in order of:

Windows Boot Manager - Description: Windows Boot Manger

Windows Boot Loader - Description: Windows 7

Windows Boot Loader - Description: Windows Vista

Real-mode Boot Sector - Description: Ubuntu

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3Ball
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February 8, 2009 3:34:25 PM

This could work and is worth trying first.
Start|run|msconfig|boot
see if its there and if so delete it.
I havent tried W7 yet but I think it will be the same as Vista.
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February 8, 2009 6:11:37 PM

That worked great. Very simple and will surely be good knowledge to know for the future. Thanks for all of your help Pat.

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3Ball
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September 4, 2010 2:38:25 PM

Best answer selected by aford10.
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September 4, 2010 2:38:28 PM

This topic has been closed by Aford10
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