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Windows 7: Win7 boot failure grub

12 Jul 2015   #1
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 
Win7 boot failure grub

Hello

I dunno what happened everything was working great on my laptop with windows7 ultimate 32

I installed kaspersky and asked dor restart, after that I got boot failure and then a grub>

A message above says: Minimal bash like line editing is supported
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F8 safe mode not working
Tried windows repair and nothing happened

Please help


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12 Jul 2015   #2
Arc

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Grub?

Are you dual booting windows with any Linux distro?

If so, try to update Grub. The process might vary depending on the linux distro used there.
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12 Jul 2015   #3
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 

Helli Arc

No I am not using any other window other than 7

I inserted windows dvd today and activated it maybe I chose the wrong file

I tried bootrec.exe /fixmbr and fixboot but nothing worked
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12 Jul 2015   #4
Arc

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Hi lebdorz.

Can you let us see the a camera snap of the screen where it is saying about Grub?

Windows has nothing to do with Grub, unless it is a dual boot with a Linux.

By the way, how have you activated the installation? Online or by phone?
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12 Jul 2015   #5
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Did the OP buy this pc new or second hand ? If the latter, it's possibly a piracy problem - some activation exploits use Grub.

> apologies in advance etc
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12 Jul 2015   #6
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 

Hello again

here's how I fixed it, when windows 7 gives u boot failure with ggrub message:

1-insert win7 original DVD
2- Get into Repair mode
3- choose cmd prompt
4- type this in one line: bootsect.exe /nt60 SYS /force
5- exit and Restart

thanks a lot for ur fast replies
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12 Jul 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Interesting string where or how did you come up with it ?
The disk at some point must of had Linux on it :/
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12 Jul 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

It could either have been Linux on the drive previously, or activation exploit.

To reassert the Win7 boot loader, one must confirm that the 100mb System Reserved partition (if you have it) or the Win7 partition (if you don't) is Partiion Marked Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times which automates all of the bootsect and bootrec commands in addition to checking for other possibly needed repairs.

If this fails then try Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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12 Jul 2015   #9
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 

thanks Gregrocker and sorry I contacted u on PM u'r awesome

I actually called a friend of mine who is a technician and he gave me that string in 2 minutes

and no there was never linux on this computer

thanks all
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12 Jul 2015   #10
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lebdorz View Post
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and no there was never linux on this computer
Grub is Linux bootloader.

If it was not Linux then I will go with what other said, a possible counterfeit, as others said (I am not aware of it) that some activation explotis are Grub based.

There is no other possible explanation of the presence of Grub there.

But, the computer is running stable at this point, that is enough. Try to keep away of activation exploits, and I would suggest to never install Linux (Grub) on the same HDD with windows because Grub can corrupt windows bootloader beyond repair.
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