Double Entry For Default

b.c.

New Member
#1
Hello - I am trying to get rid of an extra entry I receive at boot up. Currently at boot up I receive the following options:

BC
BC
BCm

How do I remove the 1st BC, there doesn't seem to be a way to do this. Here is what my current boot record looks like. Thanks in advance for any help!
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There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: BC
Timeout: 5 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: F:\

Entry #1
Name: BC
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: BCm
BCD ID: {f5334450-ad78-11df-8ab5-485b397bb3e0}
Drive: F:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
EasyBCD 2.0
"edit boot menu"
delete the one you don't want.
 
#3
Double entry

I had the same problem. I see 3 lines on windows startup, but only two lines are listed when I run easybcd and edit the boot menu. If I run bcdedit, I see an extra line under the "display order". This is what I see:

display order {current}
{current}
{46b55e97-6268-11df-8164-e1516d3b7af3}

If I use the debug mode in easybcd, I see the {46b55....f3} string listed 3 times instead of 2.

This is not a serious bug, just an annoyance. But it wold be nice to be able to fix it.
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#4
{current} should only be listed once in your displayorder. Go into EasyBCD and change the order of the entries, than put it back the way you want it.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
Interesting - didn't know that was possible and it definitely explains a couple of issues I've seen before!

Next EasyBCD will fix it, but you need to do BCD Backup/Repair -> Reset BCD for now.
 
#6
Double entry

I tried this. I ran the backup/repair and cleared all entries. Then I re-entered each entry. But the default entry appears twice as before even though I entered it only once. I have a C: and D: partition (both primary) and have a copy of Windows 7 on each. There does not seem to be any way to delete the second instance of the default entry. Since the identifiers on all 3 entries are the same, I have no way of differentiating between them.

Addendum:

I don't know if this helps or not, but I simply deleted the extra entry with easybcd. However, the machine became un-bootable at that point. So I had to run a repair. Then I went back into easybcd and simply renamed and re-ordered the entries, and all was well.....no repeated default entries. I have no idea, why after the repair, I was able to repeat what I had done earlier, but with the desired result.
 
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