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Windows 7: deleted my MBR(error) reinstalled windows. can i return to my previous

01 Sep 2013   #11
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

BTW....for future reference, there's always FixMBR


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03 Sep 2013   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
BTW....for future reference, there's always FixMBR
Be aware that the fixmbr command does not overwrite the partition table. It just copies the generic MBR that would be installed on a clean install, over the one currently on the HD without overwriting the partition table section of the MBR. That's ok in many cases. But if you accidentally munge the partition table or had other OS on the same drive and wanted to quickly go back to the old setup, it doesn't have that information. The quicky way to get back to where you were is to save the old MBR someplace and copy it back. That's what many Linux boot loaders do during install. Copy the MBR as it is before resizing/changing partitions into the /boot area someplace to save it.
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03 Sep 2013   #13
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can acces winpe (winre) from your win7 installation disc. Boot it up. When you see the "Install Now" screen, press shift+F10 to get the command prompt. Or select "Repair My Computer" at bottom left of Install Now screen. Then just follow the instructions on the link.

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder


An easier way may be to d/l and boot up Paragon free rescue cd. Select Normal mode >File transfer Wizard. That way, you can see what you are doing. Rescue Kit Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Hello SIW2,
Sorry for the late response. I have been having issues with my machine and have finally, I hope, got it up to speed. I used the Startup Repair with the Rescue disk and the command prompt. It appears to be functioning correctly. I will look into that Paragaon Rescue kit, I use the backup.
Thanks
Glenn
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03 Sep 2013   #14
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
BTW....for future reference, there's always Fixer
Thank you for the time and assistance! She's running and booting consistently now!
Glenn
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03 Sep 2013   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Glad to hear it.
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