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Windows 7: got rid of Linux and now I am screwed

09 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
got rid of Linux and now I am screwed

I followed all the guides and now my computer won't boot. I just get a black screen with a blinking curser. I tried the startup repasir and it says there are no problems and won't do anything. Please help !!!!

Edit: I am going to try to use a system image I had made before the Linux install

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I snagged this from the web, I remember doing something very much like this before with success. Hopefully this helps.
  1. Reconfigure your BIOS to boot from the DVD first and then the Win7 drive
  2. Boot the machine from the Win7 DVD
  3. After the language select screen, choose "Repair your computer" from the lower left
  4. The system will not find any installations. This is okay, click the top radio button and hit Next
  5. You'll see a list of "System Recovery Options". Open up the Command Prompt
  6. Try typing the following commands in order: "bootrec /fixmbr", "bootrec /fixboot", "bootrec /rebuildbcd". If these complete successfully, go ahead and skip the next step. However, if any of these steps reports "Element cannot be found" you need to reconfigure the disk configuration.
  7. You're going to use DISKPART to make the Win7 partition active. You can type "HELP" for a list of commands or check out Microsoft's help page. Basically you select the drive first ("LIST DRIVES" and then "SELECT DRIVE [number]") and then the partition ("LIST PARTITION" and then "SELECT PARTITION [number]") where Win7 is installed. Then type "ACTIVE" to make the selected partition active. Once this is finished, repeat the previous step.
  8. With the bootloader now created, we need to let Win7 configure it. Restart and boot from the DVD again, and choose the same repair option as before. Now you should see your Win7 installation listed. Allow the installer to repair the system. You may have to repeat this step once or twice, but eventually the bootloader will be fixed and your machine will work again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


If you decide to reimage instead of marking Win7 partition active to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times, then be sure to wipe the HD to overwrite Linux code before applying the backup image.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
System Recovery Options
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot

I got the image to take with no issues, I tried the start up repair, but it found no problems. I am up and running again from the image. Thanks everyone
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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