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


17 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Cannot Boot Windows 7 after Uninstalling Ubuntu Dual-Boot

I originally posted this on AskUbuntu, but they told me to screw off because AskUbuntu cannot answer this.

So, after 3 days of frustration to get the Tux for TF2, I very stupidly uninstalled Ubuntu incorrectly, the result was no longer being able to boot Windows 7. I receive a BSOD after the Starting Windows screen. After some googling, it appeared my Master Boot Record was corrupt. I followed all the step which involved using my Windows 7 'legit' installation disk and using the command prompt to restore the MBR, but my Windows 7 still refuses to boot. I honestly do not want to format my current HDD and install Windows 7 again and download all my games and such back. That seems to be my only option next to buying a new HDD.

Please do help.

BSOD: http://i50.tinypic.com/2uykfn5.jpg


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17 Feb 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Linux Grub messed you up. You can try to fix it with EasyBCD. Elseyou can make your C: partition active (with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard) and run repair/install with your installation disk 3 times. Reboot after each time.
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17 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The Linux Grub messed you up. You can try to fix it with EasyBCD. Elseyou can make your C: partition active (with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard) and run repair/install with your installation disk 3 times. Reboot after each time.
Thank you for being the first to reply after about 4 hours of waiting for a response. I will try this and hopefully it will work.
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17 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The Linux Grub messed you up. You can try to fix it with EasyBCD. Elseyou can make your C: partition active (with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard) and run repair/install with your installation disk 3 times. Reboot after each time.
Both suggestions did not work. I guess I'm going to have to either format or buy a new HDD. If I were to buy a new HDD, would I be able to transfer everything (except the Grub of course) from the old HDD to the new HDD?

Could I also use my Windows 7 disc to re-install Windows 7 and keep all my files?
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17 Feb 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This can be repaired. Has been done many times. No need to buy a new HDD. Give me a couple of minutes to find some reference posts.

PS: DO NOT REINSTALL. That will wipe all your data.
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17 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This can be repaired. Has been done many times. No need to buy a new HDD. Give me a couple of minutes to find some reference posts.

PS: DO NOT REINSTALL. That will wipe all your data.
I've tried so many things after googling since 10 AM, I doubt it can be repaired at this point.
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17 Feb 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Do what is posted in post #6 in this thread (the volume you are looking for is your C: partition): Bootmgr is missing even after doing a startup repair

2. Then do the Startup/repair as explained here: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

PS: we are not going to give up
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17 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. Do what is posted in post #6 in this thread (the volume you are looking for is your C: partition): Bootmgr is missing even after doing a startup repair

2. Then do the Startup/repair as explained here: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

PS: we are not going to give up
I'm having difficulty understanding SIW2's post..
Same thing w/ the Startup/Repair tutorial.
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17 Feb 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, Siw is always very cryptic. What he says is:

1. Activate your C partition with cmd from the installation disc. (I had suggested the bootable CD of Partition Wizard because Command Prompt work is not everybody's cup of tea). He also abbreviated the commands. The full version would read like thsi:

Diskpart

list volume

( make a note of exactly what it says - and post it up here afterwards)

( find the letter for the volume you installed 7 on - use that instead of ? below)
- he means the C: partition

select volume ? - where ? is your C: partition

active

exit

2. After that, run startup/repair 3 times as described in the second link from Ted (BFK). That should be pretty clear. Where do you not understand ??
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17 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, Siw is always very cryptic. What he says is:

1. Activate your C partition with cmd from the installation disc. (I had suggested the bootable CD of Partition Wizard because Command Prompt work is not everybody's cup of tea). He also abbreviated the commands. The full version would read like thsi:

Diskpart

list volume

( make a note of exactly what it says - and post it up here afterwards)

( find the letter for the volume you installed 7 on - use that instead of ? below)
- he means the C: partition

select volume ? - where ? is your C: partition

active

exit

2. After that, run startup/repair 3 times as described in the second link from Ted (BFK). That should be pretty clear. Where do you not understand ??
I see, thank you for clearing that up. Ignore the second one, I thought it was something different.
I'll be trying it soon.
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