I had a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, where Windows 7 was first and on the C:\ drive, 8 on the D:\ drive. I booted up into Windows 7 and deleted Windows 8 files (I should've deleted it properly, I know, but I was hurried) and then I changed the boot sequence using EasyBCD (Deleted the Win8 entry and set Win7 as default, without any user input)

I then restarted and it booted into Win8... Except that I deleted Win8.. So it can't load the user profile.

I can start up into the Windows Recovery Environment using the Win8 DVD and I can get to the command prompt.

Since I'm not good with command lines and stuff, I tried putting EasyBCD on a USB stick and loading it from the command prompt there, but my USB stick isn't recognized. ("Device is not ready")

What can I do to fix this?

  • Seeing the bcdedit output from the command line would be useful. – ernie May 16 '13 at 16:18
  • bootrec /scanos - added Win7 to boot loader, bcdedit /timeout 30 and I could boot into Win7 again! But thanks for answering! – Adam May 16 '13 at 16:24
  • @Adam - Update your post with the information requested please. – Ramhound May 16 '13 at 16:37
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    @Adam: Repair/restore the Win7 bootloader using the DVD and format the Win8 partiion. – Karan May 17 '13 at 2:41

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