Recent content by Steve17

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    Windows 10 occasional startup glitch. Maybe a multiboot problem.

    Thanks for all the encouragement and advice. Don't worry about me. I've been playing with Windows for almost 20 years. Notice I made sure I still have Win7 after installing Win10. Viva la EasyBCD!
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    Windows 10 occasional startup glitch. Maybe a multiboot problem.

    "I think I did follow instructions for Win10. No mention of fast start. There is no hiberfil.sys on my C drive either. No problem running Win7 after running Win10. I think my problem lies elsewhere. Maybe an incompatible driver. As this is an in-place upgrade from Win7, that could be a...
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    Windows 10 occasional startup glitch. Maybe a multiboot problem.

    Thanks for the reply. I don't think I got an e-mail notifying me of a reply. I disable hibernate with the "powercfg -h off" command. This seems to remove all mention of "fast start" from the control panel power options windows. I'm still wondering when I am about to install Win10 on a drive...
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    Windows 10 occasional startup glitch. Maybe a multiboot problem.

    When installing Windows 10 and I don't unplug my other drives first (which have Windows 7 installed), does the Windows 10 installation do something different (and disgusting IMHO) for the sake of the equally disgusting fast startup, that it wouldn't do if I had remembered to unplug the other...
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    Windows 8 and EasyBCD

    Well, better late than never, I guess. ;) I don't know if you guys have figured out the reboot or not. In case you haven't, I will explain. Unless you have disabled hibernate, the shutdown button on Win8 and Win10 doesn't do a classic shutdown. It only shuts down the programs. It...
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    adding win 8 to easybcd 2.2

    I hope you excuse me for replying to an old thread. I disagree that Vista/7 would have done the same. If you use FAT it would, but NTFS is a "journaling" file system. It keeps a running log of changes to the hard drive so if Windows crashes, a reboot very rarely needs to do a checkdisk. In...
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    What is EasyBCD Boot Device?

    It isn't always the "system" partition and it isn't always the partition that contains the BCD being displayed. I have 2 hard drives. I have the boot files on both and can boot Win7 from both. In the attachments, the "EasyBCD Boot Device is shown as"H", but it is displaying the BCD that is...
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    Where should EasyBCD put XP boot files?

    Well, it's not very important, but I guess we see things differently. EasyBCD allows the user to edit a BCD that is not on the "system" partition. When editing such a BCD and EasyBCD generates XP boot files, the user might assume it will store those files on the same parition. If it stores...
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    Where should EasyBCD put XP boot files?

    Terry, What you say is true, but my question then would be "Which partition is the system partition?". If the BIOS boots from drive 0, then of course the "system" partition will be on drive 0, but if I tell the BIOS to boot from drive 1, or from a flash drive, or from a floppy, then things...
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    Where should EasyBCD put XP boot files?

    I wanted to be able to boot if my first hard drive got clobbered, so I put boot files on the active partition of my second drive. Stupid Win7 setup had mistakenly put the Win7 boot files there already. (That is the subject of another thread. :)) All I needed to do is add the stuff to boot my...
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    Bootmgr "earlier version of windows" is buggy

    If anyone is interested, I think I figured it out. When I select "Earlier Version..." and I press the ENTER key quickly, it works okay and I get the ntldr menu. But if I press the ENTER key slowly, ntldr runs the first entry on it's menu. Apparently in this case, ntldr sees the same ENTER...
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    New entries not added correctly

    Thanks guys. Version 2.0 fixed the problem.
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    New entries not added correctly

    Where do I find EasyBCD 2.0? All I see is version 1.7.2. I'm not concerned about Linux. I don't even have it installed on this machine. I'm using an old boot.ini. I left the Linux entry there so I could see the syntax for running a partition boot sector (VBR). I don't think there is anything...
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    Bootmgr "earlier version of windows" is buggy

    [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="XP_0_2_HD" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP 1 1 HD" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect c:\mygrub="Fedora 4 sda7"...
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    New entries not added correctly

    Here it is.