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Windows 7: Unable to boot Windows System Repair Disc from CD Drive ASUS N56VM

06 Apr 2013   #11
Staarlite

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Boot to win7 and enter Elevated Command Prompt

Now goto the folder where bootsect.exe is. For example

Code:
C:
cd  \users\whattheheck\downloads
dir bootsect.exe (is it really there?)
bootsect/nt60  c:  /force /mbr
command successfully? Now reboot machine. Grub is gone? Post results. bootsect.exe is attached to this post
I got it from X:\windows\system32 in recovery environment.
Ok i've got the elevated command prompt open but I have no idea where to find the folder for the bootsect.exe is (i'm quite new at this). How do I find this out? All I know is that I need to run the 2 commands to remove the grub bootloader frm the MBR but that's about it.
Also can't open the file you sent? when i click "run" it opens then disappears from my screen immediately. am i doing something wrong?
Thanks for your help with this......


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Apr 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staarlite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Boot to win7 and enter Elevated Command Prompt

Now goto the folder where bootsect.exe is. For example

Code:
C:
cd  \users\whattheheck\downloads
dir bootsect.exe (is it really there?)
bootsect/nt60  c:  /force /mbr
command successfully? Now reboot machine. Grub is gone? Post results. bootsect.exe is attached to this post
I got it from X:\windows\system32 in recovery environment.
Ok i've got the elevated command prompt open but I have no idea where to find the folder for the bootsect.exe is (i'm quite new at this). How do I find this out? All I know is that I need to run the 2 commands to remove the grub bootloader frm the MBR but that's about it.
Also can't open the file you sent? when i click "run" it opens then disappears from my screen immediately. am i doing something wrong?
Thanks for your help with this......
Where did you save it? i mean in which folder?
what 2 commands? fixing mbr boot code is normally enough
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Assume bootsect.exe is now in D:\folder\sub1\sub2
Then do in elevated command prompt:
Code:
D:
cd  \folder\sub1\sub2
bootsect/nt60  c:  /force /mbr
Good luck. How to go now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Apr 2013   #14
Staarlite

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

sorry I don't think i've been clear enough. When I installed ubuntu grub was installed automatically with it - so I don't know exactly where it is - it wasn't saved in a folder that I'm aware of. When I installed ubuntu i told the boot loader device to be put to what windows sees as the E; drive (in ubuntu its a gpt primary partition, ext 4, root - mount point \)
Does that make sense?
I also read that I should enter 2 commands:
1 bootrec.exe /fixboot
2 bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Is there a way I can find out where grub is in the mbr to remove it?
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06 Apr 2013   #15
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

If you can get into windows you can get to a CMD promppt and type in bcdedit. The two commands in the above post will remove the GRUB Boot.
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06 Apr 2013   #16
Staarlite

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
If you can get into windows you can get to a CMD promppt and type in bcdedit. The two commands in the above post will remove the GRUB Boot.
Hi,

can you please clarify exactly what 2 commands I need to enter after bcdedit? I'm getting a bit confused. Thanks.
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06 Apr 2013   #17
Staarlite

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

when I type in bcdedit it comes up with the details of the boot loader but when I type in the 2 commands:
1 bootrec.exe /fixboot
2 bootrec.exe /fixmbr
the following message came up:
"command" is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #18
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staarlite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
If you can get into windows you can get to a CMD promppt and type in bcdedit. The two commands in the above post will remove the GRUB Boot.
Hi,

can you please clarify exactly what 2 commands I need to enter after bcdedit? I'm getting a bit confused. Thanks.
If you enter bcdedit from an elevated command prompt in windows it will display what is in the bootloader. There are no other commands required for that. Now if you boot off of a Win 7 Boot disk and want to remove grub, just choose the command prompt from the display and enter:

C: which will bring you to the C:\ directory

then type in bootrec /fixmbr
then bootrec /fixboot.

This works as I did it 3 times yesterday after messing with some linux Distros.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #19
Staarlite

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staarlite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
If you can get into windows you can get to a CMD promppt and type in bcdedit. The two commands in the above post will remove the GRUB Boot.
Hi,

can you please clarify exactly what 2 commands I need to enter after bcdedit? I'm getting a bit confused. Thanks.
If you enter bcdedit from an elevated command prompt in windows it will display what is in the bootloader. There are no other commands required for that. Now if you boot off of a Win 7 Boot disk and want to remove grub, just choose the command prompt from the display and enter:

C: which will bring you to the C:\ directory

then type in bootrec /fixmbr
then bootrec /fixboot.

This works as I did it 3 times yesterday after messing with some linux Distros.
I would love to do that but the problem that brought me here in the first place is that I am unable to access the win 7 recovery tools on the system repair disc - please see start of post for the details. If you can come up with a solution so that I can run the recovery tool from the cd I would be incredibly grateful as it's worrying me that the only option I get is to run the Asus preload wizard and put everything back to factory settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #20
Staarlite

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello Staarlite and welcome to Seven Forums.

Two thoughts come to mind.
1. You had a bad burn of the ISO. Try burning another disk using a different burning app. I prefer the free ImgBurn and try burning at no more than 4x speed.
2. Is BIOS set to boot from CD/DVD optical drive as first boot option?
Note - when i go to create a system repair disc the only option is to insert a disc. There is no way that I can see to use ImgBurn to do this instead - if you know of a way round this, please let me know.

Thanks,
Karly
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