Windows 7 shows Vista Start-up screen

After hard disk failure I restored my system disk image to new hard drive.. I had to copy bootmgr from installation DVD.. all is working fine but I get the Vista green bar statup screen..

I tried changing locale using..

bcdedit /set {current} locale en-US

but it has no effect.

How can I get the W7 startup screen back?
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chrisfixitAsked:
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RohitBagchiCommented:
Hello there,

Since your localle setting reset doesn't help, the simplest way to solve your problem would be to do a startup repair from your Windows 7 DVD. Logically thinking, your problem may have been caused by your upgrading from (?) or parallel installing Vista along with 7 and due to the drive failure and subsequent repair, the boot file has gotten semi corrupted.

A simple guide to accomplish the same : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/windows-7-startup-repair_8.htm

Though, judging by the fact that you are well aware of Google being your friend and finding the primary suggested solution on your own, I believe you won't need the guide.

Cheers,
RB
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
No, doesn't work unfortunately, and Vista has never been near this computer.. only Wndows 7. I built it.
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RohitBagchiCommented:
Erm...

New installation of 7 on a hard drive thats never had Vista installed showing a Vista startup logo makes zero sense. Absolutely. Wonder what the BOFH would do here....

Okay, logically thinking ...

  • Have you ever used some boot logo modifying software that may have modified the boot logo?
  • Are you sure you installed 7 and not Vista? Sorry have to ask the obvious question... :)
  • Are you certain that a repair doesn't help? Since all the core OS files are replaced with the originals, that has to work...
There is NO WAY a Vista loader can come onto your system if you have never installed Vista, or never used a boot logo modifier.

Are you sure the drive image was from the same computer and NEVER had Vista installed?

RB
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
Yes, yes, yes. Vista has NEVER been on this computer ;-)

I loathe Vista. I have been running XP or W7 since Beta, now just W7.

I restored the Acronis system image backup. It wouldn't boot .. bootmgr not found.

I  copied bootmgr from the W7 DVD  to C and it works... but has Vista logo.
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
BTW, when I try a repair it says no errors found and does nothing.
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John GriffithConsultantCommented:
Make sure Windows 7 OS passes validation --> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/
Is it OEM or full retail version?
During initial OS installation, the Vista green-bar screen does appear, so it is in Windows 7.
 
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
It's genuine, full retail.
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centervCommented:
Boot with win7 dvd to repair/cmd/fixboot/enter

Use link for other options

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
I am currently stuck at the behest of a volcano away from my PC :-) I will comment ASAP.
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RohitBagchiCommented:
Well,

Since this question was still on my list, this seems to be the last possible solution logically. From a admin command prompt, run the following command.

bcdedit /set GRAPHICSRESOLUTION 1024X768

 The reasoning is this - the default logo used during installation is the 800*600 version (green bars) which is normally replaced once your system installation is complete and the graphics subsystem is verified. Since you mention that you just "copied" the boot loader from the DVD, that step didn't take place.

Let us know if that sorts out your problem.

Cheers,
RB
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RohitBagchiCommented:
Adding to above, the command

bcdedit  /set GRAPHICSRESOLUTION 800X600
Will set your computer to show the green bars.

Just for your records. Good luck avoiding the volcano :)

RB
 
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
still stuck because of volcano. not abandoned.
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centervCommented:
:(
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
Hmm , finally made it home :-)

Unfortunately, bcdedit /set GRAPHICSRESOLUTION 1024X768 didn't have any effect and I booted from W7 DVD -> repair -> cmd -> bootrec /FixBoot and that didn't fix the 'problem' either!

Any other ideas?
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RohitBagchiCommented:
IMHO - Save yourself some time. Re-install Windows 7. Seems to be that would take less time than trying options. Especially considering that all the relevant options seem to have been catered to. There will definitely be something that we don't know about in your system configuration that will be the cause, but since we have no access to that, and our only intel is about 10 lines from you that you consider are the most relevant, you can see how this may be a lost cause.

Good to see you are back safe and sound despite being stuck on ground.

You can run around without success on this "problem" for another few months, or just backup and reinstall in 3 hours or less. :)

Cheers.
RB.
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centervCommented:
Delete the 100 mb boot partition and use the win7 dvd to fix startup and or fixboot.
Do not copy the boot manager.  Win7 and vista have the same boot manager me thinks
therefore no copying.  The repair will create a new boot partition.
As an aside, when you grab an image, grab the boot partition as well.
Good luck.
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
I re-installed, strangely there is no 100MB partition now.
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