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When I boot into my netbook it ask me if I want to boot into windows 7 or windows 7. When select the second windows 7 it does not boot but the first option will. So windows 7 is probably not installed 2 times.
I have 3 partitions, 12gb recovery partition 102mb system reserved and (C:) 220gb

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When I boot into my netbook it ask me if I want to boot into windows 7 or windows 7. When select the second windows 7 it does not boot but the first option will. So windows 7 is probably not installed 2 times.
I have 3 partitions, 12gb recovery partition 102mb system reserved and (C:) 220gb
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The System Reserve holds the boot section of your OS.
The Recovery partition you can safely delete, after considering the manual.
Then, you can use command prompt to remove the non-working Windows 7 entry. It's tricky, but can be done. Be careful, since doing it wrong can render your Windows unbootable beyond repair and you might have to reinstall.
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Click on start. In the bottom search pane type in msconfig. It should appear at the top of the window. Right click on it and select run as administrator. Select the boot tab. If you see 2 instances of Win7 you need to leave the one that says current OS alone. Highlight the other one and select delete. Reboot and your problem should be solved.
    
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