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Help, Can't Get Rid of Dual Boot

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Professional

    Help, Can't Get Rid of Dual Boot


    Ever since I installed windows 8 on my computer I've been getting prompted to start one of 2 OSs. Recently I uninstalled windows 8 thinking that if I did a custom install of windows 7 the problem would be resolved, but I still see windows 7 and windows 8 at the dual boot screen. If I try to start the windows 8 it gives me this error.

    "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    1. Insert your windows installation disc
    and restart your computer.
    2. Choose your language settings and then click "Next."
    3. Click "Repair your computer."

    If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

    File: \$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Windows.NEW\WINDOWS\system32\ winload.exe
    Status: 0xc000000f
    Info: The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors."

    I can start windows 7 perfectly but this screen is annoying. I tried deleting shadow copies and deleting previous windows installations with disk manager with no success. Does anyone know how I can access this folder and delete it so I don't get this error anymore? This is extremely frustrating.

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  2. #2

    Welcome to the forums, this tutorial may help you:Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    In Windows 7:
    Open Run commad and type msconfig, Under Boot tab, high lite the Windows 8 entry and click on delete
    Reboot PC.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 46
    windows 8 x64 pro

    tap windows button and R and type msconfig press enter and under boot, delete the win8 entry and it should be fixed
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