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Windows 7: Repair boot loader after aborting Linux installation.

29 Dec 2012   #1
foki

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Repair boot loader after aborting Linux installation.

I tried to make dual boot Windows 7 and openSUSE Linux on HP ProBook 4530s but during installation of Linux many errors was reported and I was aborted the installation process. I removed disk and restarted system but Windows did not want to boot.
Then I inserted Windows 7 Professional 64 bit installation disk and tried to repair my boot loader typing
Code:
bootrec /fixmbr
. I clicked on Repair your computer and in System Recovery Options choosed first option > Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows < but there is no operating system listed. When I click Load Driver and click OK in next dialogue I can see my two partitions in Computer menu, one with System on it and storage one. On storage partition i have all drivers in one folder. I tried to select my Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (from here is it SATA driver? Is it right driver?) from disc but system reporting error > The specific location does not contain information about your hardware (I look up to this)
What next should I do?
Thanks.


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29 Dec 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Please see if this is of more help:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Regards,
Golden
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29 Dec 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Boot into Windows 7 DVD System Recovery Options or Windows 7 System Repair Disk to Mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved Partition (preferred if you have it) Active.

Then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts and it's boot partition holds the System Active flags.

If this fails when System Reserved partition is marked Active, move the Active flag to Win7 partition itself and then try the 3 repairs again.

Be aware that sometimes GRUB can corrupt Windows 7 beyond repair when on the same HD. If problems persist I would delete it completely and then for any future Linux Dual Boots use separate HD's booted only via BIOS, or Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums.
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30 Dec 2012   #4
foki

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Gentlemen, it´s done! After first Startup Repair seems that everything works fine.
Thanks for your help, you´re excellent!
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02 Jan 2013   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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