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Windows 7: Simplest way to restore Windows 7 MBR?

23 May 2009   #11

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Good luck .. I'm not too excited about things not working right ... right now.
I'm sure there's a lot of catching up to be done with all M$ changes .. (again)
Maybe in a couple of years .. this could be a problem.

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23 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Good luck .. I'm not too excited about things not working right ... right now.
I'm sure there's a lot of catching up to be done with all M$ changes .. (again)
Maybe in a couple of years .. this could be a problem.
I received an honest answer from Acronis.. stating:
Quote:
..I would like to inform you that Windows7 has not been launched officially, so we have not tested our software with it. I would appreciate your patience till Windows 7 is officially launched. I regret to inform you that we cannot assure about compatibility of our software with windows 7, until it is officially released.
so take care

mvh
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23 May 2009   #13

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Another answer to your original question. Install easybcd /Free) Go to the "Manage bootloader" option and restore the MBR
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23 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Another answer to your original question. Install easybcd /Free) Go to the "Manage bootloader" option and restore the MBR
Hei davehc

I did have easybcd on the system, and I was beginning to wonder whether perhaps it, or its combination with OpenSUSE's and Windows 7's boot managers, caused my problem in the first place..

The interface was so crappy, and now I've decided to forget Linux for a while, I preferred to get rid of it..

There just has to be some very simple method, like the good old MBRWIZ, to backup and restore MBR.

My task for the day is to try and find out what is different about Windows 7, Vista and XP from an MBR point of view

Mvh
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24 May 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

This cmd in the console is suposed to fix Windows 7 mbr

Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All

Drive is ur cd drive with Windows 7 install disk

If any1 uses it lemme know if it works

This cmd is only for Windows 7 and vista installs, if ya duel boot winxp dont use it.
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24 May 2009   #16

Windows 2000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cintra View Post
Thanks all

I have one last image restore to try first using the latest Paragon Drive Backup version.

If that fails to restore the MBR correctly (like Macrium did?) then Repair Install is the answer... the latter might well be fastest, but I want to see if Paragon can be relied upon.

Mvh

It can't. Paragon did not restore the MBR Repair Install next.
Do you mean to say that after a Paragon image restore of your drive C:\
where Windows 7 was installed you have booting problems? In that case Paragon image restore is no different from Acronis's where I always have MBR errors. Funny I just did a Paragon partition image of my drives C:\Windows and D:\My Documents.
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24 May 2009   #17

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pogi View Post
Do you mean to say that after a Paragon image restore of your drive C:\
where Windows 7 was installed you have booting problems? In that case Paragon image restore is no different from Acronis's where I always have MBR errors. Funny I just did a Paragon partition image of my drives C:\Windows and D:\My Documents.
Yes, just that.. and not only Paragon (latest version of DB9 Personal btw).

Macrium asks you if you want to restore the MBR and, until now, I have always said yes, but the system didn't boot after Macrium image restore of the C drive disk either.. that was the one I tried first.

So, I wouldn't trust any of them to restore the Windows 7 MBR correctly at this point in time..

Hopefully, if one restores an image made by Windows 7's utility, the MBR will be restored..?

Mvh
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24 May 2009   #18

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
I'm using Acronis to backup and recover Windows 7 ... So far - it's worked
Correction .. Using an Acronis backup image .. I'm trying to move Windows 7 to another HDD.
I can't get past the Missing Boot manager screen.
I'm wondering if M$ did something funny in this drop dead Evaluation Trail.
Can't say that I appreciate their humor.
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24 May 2009   #19

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Correction .. Using an Acronis backup image .. I'm trying to move Windows 7 to another HDD.
I can't get past the Missing Boot manager screen.
I'm wondering if M$ did something funny in this drop dead Evaluation Trail.
Can't say that I appreciate their humor.
Thats pretty much what I experienced.

You did see the Acronis comment in my post above, about Windows 7 MBR support, i.e. "when Windows 7 is finally released"

I notice a lot of experienced users on this forum are recommending Acronis TI - they just haven't tried yet to restore an image to fix a bad MBR situation I'm afraid..

There could be a quicker fix than Repair Install on another thread, see Getting "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" after clean install of RC1 - Windows 7 Forums Let us know if it works..

Mvh
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24 May 2009   #20

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

As long as this "recovered" HDD is the only HDD in my computer ... I'm locked up.
It won't boot from the Acronis Boot CD .. or .. the Windows 7 install DVD ???
My HP boot manager won't work ... and I can't even get to the bios Setup ??

If the commercials weren't so long on this Sit Com ...
I might have been able to remember how I got past this problem the last time.
L8r

Correction .. As long as the Recovered HDD is anywhere in my system .. I'm locked up
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