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Windows 7: windows and ubuntu won't boot after bsod, possible virus

01 Jan 2015   #21
exeviss

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

both the windows and linux drives are active. startup repair three times didn't fix it. moving on to step 7 of the guide.

7. If no installation shows up to repair on an MBR (non-UEFI) install when booting into DVD System Recovery Options or Repair CD, or Startup Repair won't work after several tries, click through to System Recovery Options, open a Command Line to use the Bootrec.exe tool running each one of the commands shown. If ScanOS or RebuildBCD does not find an OS, be sure to do the final steps to export and delete the BCD store which often will find and correct it. Now try to reboot and if necessary run Startup Repair again.


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01 Jan 2015   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok I shall leave this to cottonball and Greg as you seem to have ruled out a malware - good luck.
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01 Jan 2015   #23
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the recommendation, ICit2lol!

Please look at the following:
Security Snapshots: Why I don't recommend Linux rescue CDs

It is just the opinion of one highly regarded expert, but has received full attention in forums dedicated to malware removal.


@exeviss,

Is this how you determined the Partitions with Windows 7 and Ubuntu are marked as Active?
vbcrypt trojan, can't boot windows 7 or linux


@gregrocker,

Would you mind taking a look at the Disk Management capture to make sure all is well?

No drive letter for the Ubuntu Partition....?

Thanks!
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01 Jan 2015   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs Cottonball I just thought a Windows free scan would be helpful
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02 Jan 2015   #25
gregrocker

 

Can you please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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02 Jan 2015   #26
exeviss

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes that is how I determined they were active. I never assigned a drive letter to my linux disk because I had no intention of using it with windows, I mistakenly referred to it as the D drive out of habit.

I'm on step 7 of the guide now. So far nothing has worked, I'm about to try bootsect /ntfs60 C:


"7. If no installation shows up to repair on an MBR (non-UEFI) install when booting into DVD System Recovery Options or Repair CD, or Startup Repair won't work after several tries, click through to System Recovery Options, open a Command Line to use the Bootrec.exe tool running each one of the commands shown. If ScanOS or RebuildBCD does not find an OS, be sure to do the final steps to export and delete the BCD store which often will find and correct it. Now try to reboot and if necessary run Startup Repair again.

If this isn't sufficient then add the command bootsect /ntfs60 C: (replace drive letter with your boot drive letter). How To Use Bootsect /nt60 To Update the Volume Boot Code to BOOTMGR"




If that doesn't work I may just call it quits and back up my files to an external HDD from an Ubuntu live cd (since there are a few files on linux to recover). I believe this would be ok since we determined there was no infection. I don't know what that vbcrypt was, maybe it was just a minor unrelated infection AVG took care of from safe mode. Let me know what you guys think.

edit: Disk management capture below for gregrocker
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02 Jan 2015   #27
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

OK. Guess the reference to the D: drive is what threw me off.

After C:\, you basically have a /root, /home, and a /swap partition, from left to right?

Found the following of a Windows/Ubuntu installation. No Partition shows as active?
Attachment 344988

In GParted (Linux), no flags on the /root, /swap, and /home:
Attachment 344989

Guess I am the one confused...
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02 Jan 2015   #28
exeviss

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, sorry about that.
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02 Jan 2015   #29
gregrocker

 

Only the System partition should be marked Active. I'd mark the other partition Inactive to make sure it doesn't interfere: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

You are unplugging the second hard drive to try all repairs for Win7, correct?

If not I would do them over, or just go ahead and skip to the Clean Reinstall Windows 7
because if you stick with the steps, tools and methods given then you'll have the best install of Win7 one can have, as proven by over a million consumers who have followed those steps without a single complaint or even returning with a single problem when they stick with those tools and methods.
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02 Jan 2015   #30
exeviss

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'll try marking inactive and disconnecting the hdd and doing the repairs again.

edit: just tried to mark inactive and my linux drive doesn't show up when I run "list volume"
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