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Windows 7: Boot repair problem

06 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Boot repair problem

Hi,
I have an ASUS N56VZ-S4082V with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 installed (EFI BIOS). I recently installed and then removed Ubuntu 12.04 on another partition, and used EasyBCD to remove the Ubuntu boot entry that was still present in BIOS. Unfortunately, I used the command to rewrite the MBR, so now Windows 7 won't start:

File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Code: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data File does not contain a valid OS entry.

Next I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an unallocated disk space I already had. Ubuntu recognizes the Windows 7 partition and boot entry but when I select Windows 7 on boot selection screen, it returns an "Invalid EFI path" error.

Thanks to a handy tool, I generated the Bootinfo file: Ubuntu Pastebin


P.S. I don't have a Windows recovery image, and when I try to use a Windows 7 HP SP1 DVD and enter to system recovery options to repair the boot, it returns me the error that the version of the system recovery options is not compatible with this version of Windows.

Can you help me?

Thanks in advance.

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06 Feb 2013   #2

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Quote:
P.S. I don't have a Windows recovery image, and when I try to use a Windows 7 HP SP1 DVD and enter to system recovery options to repair the boot, it returns me the error that the version of the system recovery options is not compatible with this version of Windows.
Is the DVD x64? If yes, boot the DVD in uEFI mode.

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07 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
P.S. I don't have a Windows recovery image, and when I try to use a Windows 7 HP SP1 DVD and enter to system recovery options to repair the boot, it returns me the error that the version of the system recovery options is not compatible with this version of Windows.
Is the DVD x64? If yes, boot the DVD in uEFI mode.

Attachment 254040
I remember there wasn't an UEFI boot option but only the non-UEFI mode in BIOS boot priority list. When I created an USB with Ubuntu, however, both options were present. Is there a way to create a bootable Windows 7 USB in UEFI mode?
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07 Feb 2013   #4

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scleone1987 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
P.S. I don't have a Windows recovery image, and when I try to use a Windows 7 HP SP1 DVD and enter to system recovery options to repair the boot, it returns me the error that the version of the system recovery options is not compatible with this version of Windows.
Is the DVD x64? If yes, boot the DVD in uEFI mode.

Attachment 254040
I remember there wasn't an UEFI boot option but only the non-UEFI mode in BIOS boot priority list. When I created an USB with Ubuntu, however, both options were present. Is there a way to create a bootable Windows 7 USB in UEFI mode?
You can make Repair CD on a PC with Windows 7 x64 in uEFI.

System Repair Disc - Create

You can not use a USB Pendrive to do a startup Repair, as startup repair will find the MBR on the Pendrive & not the HD.
Therefore will not detect a problem.

Windows Vista or Windows 7 no longer starts, and the Startup Repair tool does not fix the problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scleone1987 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Is the DVD x64? If yes, boot the DVD in uEFI mode.

Attachment 254040
I remember there wasn't an UEFI boot option but only the non-UEFI mode in BIOS boot priority list. When I created an USB with Ubuntu, however, both options were present. Is there a way to create a bootable Windows 7 USB in UEFI mode?
You can make Repair CD on a PC with Windows 7 x64 in uEFI.

System Repair Disc - Create

You can not use a USB Pendrive to do a startup Repair, as startup repair will find the MBR on the Pendrive & not the HD.
Therefore will not detect a problem.

Windows Vista or Windows 7 no longer starts, and the Startup Repair tool does not fix the problem
Thanks for your help and fast reply, I'll let you know if it will work.
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08 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Done, but the UEFI mode is still absent.
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