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Windows 7: Help, I screwed up my Windows boot manager!

31 Oct 2012   #1
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help, I screwed up my Windows boot manager!

Hello, I know this is my first time posting on this forum but I have a serious error.

Yesterday I decided I was going to download Unbutu, it successfully installed I restarted my computer to find that it didn't tell me what Os to boot into (windows 7 defualt) so I decided to look around on the internet for a boot loader. I found one called Easy BCD I followed a tutorial and everything looked great. HOWEVER now when I start my laptop up, it tells me something about /boot/easybcd corrupt boot manager file 0x0000000093 sorry I can't remember the complete error. I've just reinstalled unbutu so I could get on the try without installing mode i'm pretty sure I backed up the boot manager file but when I access my hard drive it gives me:

No object for D-Bus interface. I really don't want to reboot my computer because it will give me the error again and I wont be able to get onto Unbutu again. I tried fixing boot manager by pressing f8 at startup it didn't work, I held it down, it have me a really horrible noise and the error just loaded slowly. I can't make a disk because I can't burn disks on unbutu if I remove the installation disc. Please help me!


PS, I have a western digital blue 350gb HDD (laptop size)
My laptop is a Packard Bell: Easynote TM80
Customisations:
8GB RAM
New hard drive (see above)


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31 Oct 2012   #2
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will be constantly checking this thread
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31 Oct 2012   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Since you will be using your Ubuntu installer disk (which should be a Live CD) to repair the MBR, I'd recommend looking at Ubuntu forums.

After that: maybe these will help:
Fixing the Windows MBR using a Ubuntu Live CD or USB Thameera's MicroBlog
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
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31 Oct 2012   #4
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Since you will be using your Ubuntu installer disk to repair the MBR, I'd reccomend looking at Ubuntu forums.

After that: maybe these will help:
Fixing the Windows MBR using a Ubuntu Live CD or USB Thameera's MicroBlog
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
Okay, I can't burn .iso's though...
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31 Oct 2012   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

What MIGHT work -- if you're willing to try it -- is that Ubuntu's default CD/DVD app is Brasero. IF you boot using their CD into a live desktop, and have an Internet connection, you should be able to use the Software Center to install Brasero.

Then, with the Ubuntu CD still in the drive, launch Brasero. This will load the app into memory.

Once Brasero is up and running, remove the Ubuntu CD and insert a blank CD. You might then be able to burn that CD using Braser -- because the app is running from memory, not being loaded from the CD.

Might NOT work (don't use LiveCD mode myself), but it's worth trying.
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31 Oct 2012   #6
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
What MIGHT work -- if you're willing to try it -- is that Ubuntu's default CD/DVD app is Brasero. IF you boot using their CD into a live desktop, and have an Internet connection, you should be able to use the Software Center to install Brasero.

Then, with the Ubuntu CD still in the drive, launch Brasero. This will load the app into memory.

Once Brasero is up and running, remove the Ubuntu CD and insert a blank CD. You might then be able to burn that CD using Braser -- because the app is running from memory, not being loaded from the CD.

Might NOT work (don't use LiveCD mode myself), but it's worth trying.
I belive I have already tried that (got stuck at the first thing) but I will try again, trying to figure how to install .deb files now.
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31 Oct 2012   #7
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Since you will be using your Ubuntu installer disk (which should be a Live CD) to repair the MBR, I'd recommend looking at Ubuntu forums.

After that: maybe these will help:
Fixing the Windows MBR using a Ubuntu Live CD or USB Thameera's MicroBlog
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
I tried the first link and it said it's been updated but i'm not sure I want to restart.
I'l try the other link first.
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31 Oct 2012   #8
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay I did both of the links, both sucessful. I restarted and got a GNU GRUB menu I didn't realise it had a timer and it booted into the full version of Unbuntu, I did see a vista option there, is that Windows 7 too?
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31 Oct 2012   #9
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay tried to boot into "vista" and got that error, here is it in full.
File /boot/BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows boot configuration data does not contain a valid OS entry

Carries on to tell me to insert disk, blablabla...
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31 Oct 2012   #10
lewis188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Edit: I CAN now access my hard drive (with windows on ect...)
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