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Windows 7: Boot Record Fix? Anyone?

17 Nov 2008   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 
Boot Record Fix? Anyone?

Hey all,

Just wanted to humor some of you with a little story and perhaps you will know a resolution. I was using Windows 7 with no errors and everything was great when someone told me I should use 64bit if I have a 64bit processor. Well so i thought it would be good to install WinXP 64bit. To my surprise I should have thought of this WinXP overwrote the boot record again. Now I have no option to boot back to Windows 7 and WinXP 64bit is creating more problems for programs and drivers I wouldn't ever have imagined.

So I thought you know i'll do the good ol' system repair from the Windows 7 repair disk. I remember from Vista I did that before and i did the command "bootrec.exe /mbr" and it prompted back "completed successfully". So you would think that it would rewrite the boot record and you would be able to boot again.

However that didn't happen!! Any suggestions other then reinstalling Windows 7??

Thanks

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17 Nov 2008   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to do both of these

bootrec.ece/fixmbr
bootrec.exe/fixboot
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17 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Use easyBCD and you can recreate your boot record.
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17 Nov 2008   #4

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mansrm81 View Post
You need to do both of these

bootrec.ece/fixmbr
bootrec.exe/fixboot

I'll try that thanks.

EasyBCD doesn't work right with WinXP 64bit I tried that and it says error initializing application.
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17 Nov 2008   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You can try this to get the dual boot.

Dual Boot Vista and XP with Vista already installed - SysChat
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18 Nov 2008   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linuzo View Post
I'll try that thanks.

EasyBCD doesn't work right with WinXP 64bit I tried that and it says error initializing application.
You can also load the Windows 7 or Vista dvd (depending on what you want repaired) and select Start-up Repair to repair the bootloader

Steven
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18 Nov 2008   #7

Windows Seven 6801 Pre-Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
You can also load the Windows 7 or Vista dvd (depending on what you want repaired) and select Start-up Repair to repair the bootloader

Steven
He actually states he's already done this in his original post.
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18 Nov 2008   #8

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

hi have you tried running vistabootpro in xp 64bit and just add Windows 7 back to the boot menu
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18 Nov 2008   #9

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Actually I fixed it now. Thanks for all your help by providing me results.

***THE FIX***

What I did was I just went to reinstall Windows in the same directory. Then when it did the copying of the image and went to reboot for the install, I noticed it showed me the boot menu to go back to Windows 7. So what I did was I stopped the installation from that point and I booted Windows 7. Went to the local disk and deleted the startup files in %Windows_temp folder and then did MSCONFIG selected the Boot tab and removed the setup from the bootmenu.

Thanks again for all your input.
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22 Jul 2009   #10

windows 7
 
 
thanks

thank you very much friend. İ have the same problem.
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