Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot
I found that without the xp partition holding the boot, the repair couldnt even find an OS. I just did a repair install and its all dandy. Yes I had to reinstall stuff, but its better than losing everything you have.
The reason no one has boot manager stuff on their windows 7 is because it keeps them in a hidden partition sized at 100MB and letterless. If you get a partition program like easeus, which is free, it shows a 100mb partition you cannot access. this contains the boot information.
To recover the MBR into Windows 7 7, you must first mark the Windows 7 (or 100mb System Reserved partition if you have it) ACTIVE using Diskpart or partition manager.
Then boot Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the MBR to Windows 7.
If it is marked Active, it will work.