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Windows 7: Fried my MBR

17 Feb 2010   #1
Redmage913

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Fried my MBR

Hey there,

I know exactly what I did wrong here, so maybe this'll be a slightly easier problem to fix.

I got the bright idea of installing a flavour of Ubuntu on an SDHC card, thinking that I can have my netbook either boot from the hard drive or boot from the SDHC slot. Thinking that I would need GRUB on the hard drive, I put it there.

Slight problem: GRUB can't read the SDHC card by itself - I'm guessing that a driver is essential to the slot's function. Therefore, GRUB sends me an error and goes to a grub-recovery console, which I have no idea how to use.

What I need to do is boot up to Win7's recovery console and fix the MBR - I want to restore it to a Windows-only machine.

What commands will I need to create a new MBR and restore my boot sequence?

--Red


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17 Feb 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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17 Feb 2010   #3
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Redmage913 View Post
Hey there,

I know exactly what I did wrong here, so maybe this'll be a slightly easier problem to fix.

I got the bright idea of installing a flavour of Ubuntu on an SDHC card, thinking that I can have my netbook either boot from the hard drive or boot from the SDHC slot. Thinking that I would need GRUB on the hard drive, I put it there.

Slight problem: GRUB can't read the SDHC card by itself - I'm guessing that a driver is essential to the slot's function. Therefore, GRUB sends me an error and goes to a grub-recovery console, which I have no idea how to use.

What I need to do is boot up to Win7's recovery console and fix the MBR - I want to restore it to a Windows-only machine.

What commands will I need to create a new MBR and restore my boot sequence?

--Red
Hello Red Welcome to SF,

I'm not an expert in this but this Tutorial might helps http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html

Hope this helps,
Captain
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17 Feb 2010   #4
Redmage913

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey,

Thanks for both your inputs. The guide the Captain sent me is exactly what I was looking for - I just didn't know there was a MBR guide on here.

--Red
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