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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Well, I finally figured it out - I'm an idiot. When I installed Windows using an MBR format, I failed to think that the "Windows Boot Manager" had anything to do with it, assuming it had to do with GPT formats instead. But alas, when I put it first in the boot order, WITH HDD 0 after, it...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    The partitions have to be correct, and the disc is flawless and couldn't have corrupted data on it. I'm lost, maybe I'll just junk this motherboard and buy another, heh.
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    I've reduced myself to a childish buffoon who has lost a lot of motivation and self worth. I am sorry. Yes, THAT error goes away when I use MBR format, but in MBR format the original problem occurs again, the problem where I cannot boot unless I have the Win7 DVD in. Maybe something will come...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Whatever makes you feel better, man. I just hope that if you continue to work on EasyBCD, be aware of all the minutiae regarding systems that utilize UEFI. This problem occured before I installed Ubuntu on my IDE HDD, therefore it has nothing to do with it. Again: After that hurdle though...
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    EasyBCD is deadly dangerous on UEFI systems.

    Hey charlweed, did you read through the thread I started? We started out identically. If you got your issue fixed, hook me up with some information, if not, try reading through my thread to see if anything helps you. I'm stuck on practically the last step. I agree that people who casually use...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Update: Got Windows to install in the GPT format by forcing the "UEFI" DVD drive to boot instead of the "Location 1" DVD drive. Never really knew what the difference was before, mustv'e had the UEFI drive set on first by default the first time I installed Windows when I built the computer. I...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Well, I used "diskpart" to convert the entire cleaned ("clean"ed the disk first, took maybe a minute, then to make sure I "clean all"ed the disk, took about 3-8 hours(I was sleeping through it)) disk to GPT, created a EFI system partition then a MSR partition (as was stated as a prerequisite for...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Then how can I/Windows format it in the GPT format? I know I asked Windows installation to format the drive, and I'm pretty darn sure it was a complete format, but I'll reinstall Windows again after I get home from work, and after I reboot first and see if the changing of the boot drive to C...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Will do and report back tomorrow. It probably won't mention it Terry, but it was there. It seemed to be purely Windows related, as if it was integrated after Windows was installed. I thought it was weird, too, never seen it in XP, but I did have a 32 bit version, and didn't have a UEFI powered...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Did you really read through my posts? This "Windows Boot Manager" thing was in the BIOS, right next to my HDD and DVD drive, don't ask me why or how, but it was, and always was since I first booted up this system. It was never part of a dual boot situation; I've only ever had one OS installed...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    What am I suppposed to think? I understand that it in itself couldn't exist after I format everything and switch HDDs, but it must've done something somehow to something somewhere in order for this to be this way. I recently built this system and nothing has been done to it to cause this kind of...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    No, I don't understand what's going on, but I do know for an absolute fact that this happened after and only after I used EasyBCD. So as a layman in that sense I think it makes sense for me to blame the software. So aside from setting the boot order in the BIOS correctly, which I really can't...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    I myself forgot what all the steps I did to get where I'm at now are exactly, but I'll try from memory: But what started all this is I only had one HDD and one OS (Win7) installed on it. I installed EasyBCD 2.1.2 and added a Win7 entry to the boot menu (doesn't matter that it was a stupid...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Oh, so what's the problem then? I reinstalled Windows and it didn't boot correctly, used a completely different hard drive that had nothing to do with anything and it still didn't boot correctly. What am I supposed to think this program did? If one uses a completely different hard drive what is...
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    EasyBCD 2.1.2 Helped Ruin My Bootloader

    Well ultimately Windows worked before, so I'd like it that way again, not having to emulate an old school BIOS, although I don't think my current BIOS supports it, anyway. I didn't happen to notice this, oh, well. So does this mean that this program did something to my motherboard, that my...
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