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Windows 7: Windows Backup and Restore System Image

30 Jan 2014   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You've probably got nothing to loose. So assuming you have an active partition you can after a Windows image restore:
Boot the system repair CD and go into a command prompt and type:
>bootrec /fixmbr
>bootrec /fixboot
>bootrec /rebuildbcd
Then reboot.


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30 Jan 2014   #22
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The system image restored and booted fine before I installed Grub4DOS but doesn't now. Doesn't leave much doubt about the cause does it? Looks to me like the image restore leaves enough of Grub4DOS in track 0 to prevent normal MBR booting.
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30 Jan 2014   #23
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
You've probably got nothing to loose. So assuming you have an active partition you can after a Windows image restore:
Boot the system repair CD and go into a command prompt and type:
>bootrec /fixmbr
>bootrec /fixboot
>bootrec /rebuildbcd
Then reboot.
The MBR boot code was already processed. The ACTIVE partition's boot sector was processed. Bootmgr file has been processed. bootmenu has been read. \Windows\system32\winload.exe has been loaded and run.... the first phase of win7 boot.

So why fix stuff that ain't broke????
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30 Jan 2014   #24
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
You've probably got nothing to loose. So assuming you have an active partition you can after a Windows image restore:
Boot the system repair CD and go into a command prompt and type:
>bootrec /fixmbr
>bootrec /fixboot
>bootrec /rebuildbcd
Then reboot.
I assumed the system repair disk would have looked after all of that but, as you say, nothing to lose by trying it - tomorrow hopefully.
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30 Jan 2014   #25
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BJB View Post
The system image restored and booted fine before I installed Grub4DOS but doesn't now. Doesn't leave much doubt about the cause does it? Looks to me like the image restore leaves enough of Grub4DOS in track 0 to prevent normal MBR booting.
If that's really the case do only: bootrec /fixmbr
Not bootrec/fixboot.

bootrec /fixmbr rewrites the boot sector.
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30 Jan 2014   #26
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'll let you know if any progress. Thanks for all the info.
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30 Jan 2014   #27
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BJB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
You've probably got nothing to loose. So assuming you have an active partition you can after a Windows image restore:
Boot the system repair CD and go into a command prompt and type:
>bootrec /fixmbr
>bootrec /fixboot
>bootrec /rebuildbcd
Then reboot.
I assumed the system repair disk would have looked after all of that but, as you say, nothing to lose by trying it - tomorrow hopefully.
I've had startup repair fail so I generally use bootrec when I think something in the boot chain is broken.
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31 Jan 2014   #28
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've tried system repair a third time and bootrec too but no change. Seems clear that installing Grub4DOS has done something to the boot process that isn't removed during re-imaging.
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31 Jan 2014   #29
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BJB View Post
I've tried system repair a third time and bootrec too but no change. Seems clear that installing Grub4DOS has done something to the boot process that isn't removed during re-imaging.
At what stage it's hanging/freezing? You do see the win7 logo on normal boot... correct?

Is linux partition still on system now?
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31 Jan 2014   #30
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can't you fix it? startup repair does bootrec/fixmbr, fixboot etc automagically!
disk signature is fine. master boot code has been rewritten by bootrec/fixmbr. partition tabel has been rebuild by making/deleting partitions.

I can't understand what is still faulty/unoverwritten

How do you fix it?
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