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Windows 7: MBR damaged and Win7 System Recovery menu doesn't see an operating sys


20 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
MBR damaged and Win7 System Recovery not workin

Hi everyone, I'll keep it short and to the point.

What I had initially:

Quote:
120 GB hardisk divided into 3 partitions.
1st partition (22.2GB) with XP, second partition (30GB) with win 7 and rest (60 GB) as mass memory for storage.


What I did:
Quote:
Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop 32 bit with USB on the partition which had XP.
For that I had to format it and convert to ext4 and also create a swap memory of ~3GB.
Thus I finally have 1 partition with ubuntu another with win 7 and another with mass memory.

Now, Problem:

MBR got damaged as win XP partition was formatted (which had bootloader) and thus I can't login to win 7 from Ubuntu Grub.


To solve this problem I had to create a USB recovery disk for Windows 7. But now the problem is even after using bootrec command which gave sucess result for fixmbr, fixboot, scanos and rebuildbcd i am not able to boot into win 7. The computer just hangs after bootup with a blinking cursor.

So what should I do now ??


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20 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satya10123 View Post
Hi everyone, I'll keep it short and to the point.

What I had initially:
Quote:
120 GB hardisk divided into 3 partitions.
1st partition (22.2GB) with XP, second partition (30GB) with win 7 and rest (60 GB) as mass memory for storage.
What I did:
Quote:
Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop 32 bit with USB on the partition which had XP.
Quote:
For that I had to format it and convert to ext4 and also create a swap memory of ~3GB.
Thus I finally have 1 partition with ubuntu another with win 7 and another with mass memory.
Now, Problem:

MBR got damaged as win XP partition was formatted (which had bootloader) and thus I can't login to win 7 from Ubuntu Grub.

To solve this problem I had to create a USB recovery disk for Windows 7. But now the problem is even after using bootrec command which gave sucess result for fixmbr, fixboot, scanos and rebuildbcd i am not able to boot into win 7. The computer just hangs after bootup with a blinking cursor.

So what should I do now ??
Use your Windows 7 cd to run Startup Repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

You must mark the Win7 partition Active before running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times,
so WinRe will know where to write the System boot files.

The best way is here to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7
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20 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The partition with Windows 7 is active and all other are inactive.
Also i did system repair 3 times. But again when i boot, i m stuck with the blinking cursor.
Now ??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

We see this sometimes when GRUB is on the same HD with Windows 7, corrupting it beyond repair.

There are additional steps using bootrec command and Partition Wizard here so you will know you've done everything possible, and can copy out your files to reinstall or run Recovery: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If you will post back a camera snap of the maximized Partition Wizard CD drive map and listings we can look it over closer for you.
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