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Windows 7: Repair boot loader after aborting Linux installation.

29 Dec 2012   #1

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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

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
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into Windows 7 DVD System Recovery Options or Windows 7 System Repair Disk to Mark Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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

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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

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