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Windows 7: Cannot Boot Windows 7 after Uninstalling Ubuntu Dual-Boot

17 Feb 2013   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to highlight the disk (not partition). Sorry I forgot to mention that.


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17 Feb 2013   #22
Deavish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Good picture. That looks pretty neat. Apparently your activation of C: with Command Prompt worked because C: is now active. But since you have the 100MB partition which seems to be intact, let's do the following - all with the bootable PW CD:

1. Highlight C: > click on the partition tab above > Modify > deactivate
2. Highlight the 100MB partition > click on the partition tab above > Modify > activate
3. On the left side there should be a 'Fix MBR' button. Click on that.

After each step do an 'Apply' (top left)

On point #3 I may not have the exact semantic because I do not want to take my system down to boot into the CD. But it should be about that.

When you are done with all that, try to boot Windows 7. If the 100MB partition is still intact, that should work. If not, we'll do something else.
It's called Rebuild MBR and it is blacked out in the Disk drop-down menu. It is not in the Operations to the left.
Ignore the last message, I had to highlight the disk. This does not work either and now I get this after the Starting Windows: http://i50.tinypic.com/qrf3m8.jpg

You did not answer my previous question: Can I transfer my files from this HDD to a new HDD?
I honestly do not want to deal with this anymore, It's been 9 hours of waiting, running back and forth, and frustration.
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17 Feb 2013   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That message you are getting is nothing bad. Let it run. It may end up with a good boot.

As to your second question - yes you can transfer your files, e.g. to an external drive (do you have one ??). Then from there you can transfer it back into the system if you want to make a new installation. Not sure though whether you need a new disk. What makes you think your disk is no good. After a reformatting, it may work perfectly well. But that is your call.

There are several methods to transfer the files. The easiest is with a live Linux CD. How good are you in Linux ??. Another way would be with a WinPE CD of Macrium. I have uploaded the .iso to Skydrive and you could get it from there.
Tell me what you prefer and I get you the links for either method. There are tutorials for both methods.
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17 Feb 2013   #24
Deavish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That message you are getting is nothing bad. Let it run. It may end up with a good boot.

As to your second question - yes you can transfer your files, e.g. to an external drive (do you have one ??). Then from there you can transfer it back into the system if you want to make a new installation. Not sure though whether you need a new disk. What makes you think your disk is no good. After a reformatting, it may work perfectly well. But that is your call.

There are several methods to transfer the files. The easiest is with a live Linux CD. How good are you in Linux ??. Another way would be with a WinPE CD of Macrium. I have uploaded the .iso to Skydrive and you could get it from there. I also have a Macrium tutorial.

Tell me what you prefer and I get you the links for either method. There are tutorials for both methods.
It's not that I think it's a bad disk, I don't want to reform it. I have work, F:NV mods, and anime on it that I don't want to delete and or want to redownload.

Letting it perform consistency check: http://i46.tinypic.com/2ptuzqs.jpg

I'd prefer a program that doesn't involve Linux in any way, shape, or form. I'm done with the BS OS called Linux.
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18 Feb 2013   #25
Deavish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I'll be marking this thread as Solved.
whs, thanks for trying to help, I appreciate it.
I don't have the patience to continue trying several different methods.
After the 9+ hours of running back and forth and frustration, I was convinced that it could not be fixed.
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18 Feb 2013   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What are you going to do. You have to rescue your data.
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18 Feb 2013   #27
Deavish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What are you going to do. You have to rescue your data.
Like I said, I'm just going to buy a new HDD and transfer my old files to that one. I'll try one of the tools you recommended.
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18 Feb 2013   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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18 Feb 2013   #29
Deavish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The first one no, please go into further detail as I can't understand any of it.
The second one, millions of times, did you even bother reading my post in the first place?
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18 Feb 2013   #30
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
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