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Trapped in UEFI Boot - A Potential Solution

Win 7, 64 system.  Was upgrading from Norton Ghost 15 to Symantec System Recovery - basically Ghost 16.

During the creation of the recovery disk I somehow got a UEFI / EFI partition on my system drive.

Even though the BIOS says "Legacy", the system is booting through the UEFI.  Restarting opens a "Windows Boot Manager" each time: white text on black screen.  Asks me if I want to Load Windows 7.  Counts down from 7 then loads.

The BIOS Boot Sequence shows Legacy, not UEFI.  I tried changing from Legacy to UEFI then back to Legacy.  Still get the same Windows Boot Manager screen at restart.

Open Disk Manager I can see an EFI partition - 300 Mb.

If I go to C:\Windows\Panther\setupact.log I can see the following entries:
2015-01-29 00:15:03, Info                  IBS    Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect:FirmwareType 2.
2015-01-29 00:15:03, Info                  IBS    Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment: EFI

So, seems that UEFI is the way this computer will boot.

Only solution I've found so far was here:  http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/33472-63-win7-boot-loader-issues

"...delete the SRD directory and reboot. Since the directory doesn't exist anymore, I was able to select Windows 7 from the boot loader and boot right into windows like normal."

I'm confused.  First, I don't know how to delete the SRD directory.  More significantly, when I look up the SRD Directory that's the...System Root Directory.  Seems like a pretty crucial thing to "delete'.  How do you all see it?  Do you agree with this strategy?

Or, should I just clean away the UEI partition via this strategy:http://www.howtogeek.com/215349/how-to-remove-an-efi-system-partition-or-gpt-protective-partition-from-a-drive-in-windows/

Seems like the first route, deleting the SRD, if that's one of those self-creating directories, like in Outlook -if there's no data file / null it auto generates - then I can see the logic.  And, the suggestion seems to have come FROM Symantec.  So, seems trustworthy.  But, I am in the dark about what deleting the SRD would cause, or how to do it.  

The second route - just eliminating the partition, looks less likely to induce the BSOD.  

How do you all see it?


(Currently downloading Clonezilla :D )
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8/22/2022 - Mon