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Windows 7: Upon boot I get a flashing Black screen which says "MBR 1: _"

08 Jan 2012   #1
amishra123

Windows 7 Ultimate (7600)
 
 
Upon boot I get a flashing Black screen which says "MBR 1: _"

Hey guys, I think I have messed this up quite a bit! But here goes from the beginning! I had linux and windows on dual boot with grub as the bootloader. I then as a complete pillock decided to get rid of ubuntu by formatting/deleting that partition from within windows . Now next time I restarted my computer I got a black screen saying Grub no partition found (OWTTE). I then instead of reaching for the windows CD straightaway tried Rescatux. And tried to use it to restore windows MBR. (I basically did this Restore Windows MBR - YouTube) . And after that upon starting my laptop I now just get a blank screen with "MBR 1:_" and a flashing cursor (but i cant type anything).
I then tried the windows usb. When I click repair my computer it came up saying repair and restart or something and I agreed. Now when I restarted it still said "MBR 1" however when consequently booted from the usb it this time booted me into my windows installation. So I can only get in with this USB in!
Once in I also noticed that there is a new partition called "Local Disk "
It contains two folders "Recovery and SOURCES"
I have since made another windows USB (my other one is my key into the system!)
however when I get it to search for existing installations it can't find one!

Sorry for the long explanation. But I am at my end here, I really dont know what else to do!
Thank you so much for all your help!


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08 Jan 2012   #2
Arc

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Exactly that's why it is repeatedly advised to not install Linux in the same HDD with windows.

Can you post a screenshot of your maximized disk management window and the msconfig window's boot tab ?

It is to check if GRUB is still there as a partition, say swap, and which partition is active .
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08 Jan 2012   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Arc is right, Linux distros leave behind its bits and only a HDD wips can correct it usually.
Run Startup Repair up to three times. If this doesn't work, back up your Windows install and secure erase the drive and make a fresh install.
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08 Jan 2012   #4
Arc

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Yes, Gary ! Is is to run Startup Repair , I guess he ran it , and got the MBR stored somewhere else , and that is why he is getting the MBR1 thing.

I am guessing that System Reserved is not the active partition there , but some partition containing GRUB or some Linux leftover is still active . So he is to mark that System Reserved partition at first (Partition - Mark as Active) . Then the Startup Repair will work properly .

Moreover, if there are some Linux leftovers, those need to be removed. But without seeingthe Disk Management window, all it is guess.
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08 Jan 2012   #5
amishra123

Windows 7 Ultimate (7600)
 
 

Thanks alot guys I really appreciate it. I know its not recommended but it has worked so well for me ... thus far ha. I will do that ASAP and post back.
Thanks AMishra
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08 Jan 2012   #6
amishra123

Windows 7 Ultimate (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Exactly that's why it is repeatedly advised to not install Linux in the same HDD with windows.

Can you post a screenshot of your maximized disk management window and the msconfig window's boot tab ?

It is to check if GRUB is still there as a partition, say swap, and which partition is active .
\http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2663085/Capture.PNG

In the meanwhile i will continue to run system repair a few more times!
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08 Jan 2012   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Please type into start Search, msconfig and hit enter. Post screen shots of your Boot and Startup Tabs opened. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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09 Jan 2012   #8
amishra123

Windows 7 Ultimate (7600)
 
 

Ok so I have got the things attached, the startup menu, the boot menu and what disk management says. Worryingly there isnt anything in boot at all.

So should I make the D drive active using disk manager and hopefully it will let me boot into it?

Thanks A Mishra


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09 Jan 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

You have an EFI BIOS which makes it more complicated. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

You may need to reinstall if it won't repair using normal methods already given.

You can copy out your files using Win7 DVD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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