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Windows 7: Bootloader W7 - Removed from the Universe

06 May 2010   #1
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Bootloader W7 - Removed from the Universe

So hey guys, I've bit of a weirdest problems over here. It looks like I flushed out my boot-loader from the whole universe. I've already tried WinRE (Startup Recovery Option), resulting failure. I've also tried EasyBCD, it won't even start because it can't find the boot loader and not even able to fix it, there by, hitting another big failure on my face. So what I actually did that I installed Mac OS X (Hackintosh), which again was failure installation. So I accidentally, removed Mac OS X because I didn't liked it much (Macs can't do anything btw) but it took away my life! D: It also removed the boot loader from which I booted in to Windows 7. But luckily, that Mac's installation is still in my Thumb drive, so I plugged it in and I was able to see the loader from which I selected the W7's partition. I'm in Windows now but I don't wanna do the same thing again. I want my boot loader back. I couldn't find on Google either.

NOTE: The boot loader is not available in the "Advanced system settings" under the "Startup and Recovery". All I see is a clean shaved list.

NOTE2: It is neither available in "msconfig" under "boot". Again, clear list and non-selectable options.

Thanks,
Rafay.


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06 May 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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06 May 2010   #3
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.


I also tried BCDEDIT.exe

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The requested system device cannot be found.

C:\Windows\system32>
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06 May 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

looks like your OSX wiped out your 100MB System reserved partition (which is where your bootloader is stored) i think that if you make a new partition in that 100MB unallocated space, then try startup repair from WinRE that should fix it,

im sure gregrocker or someone else will correct me if im wrong though
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06 May 2010   #5
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
looks like your OSX wiped out your 100MB System reserved partition (which is where your bootloader is stored) i think that if you make a new partition in that 100MB unallocated space, then try startup repair from WinRE that should fix it,

im sure gregrocker or someone else will correct me if im wrong though
Uhmm.. I get it create a new parition but I've some questions.

If I create the partition, then how will I get the boot files?
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06 May 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

WinRE startup repair should detect that you dont have any bootloader settings, it should then detect that that new partition is available to whack them on, and then it should sort it

you will need to run startup repair 3 times though, as each time it only fixes one problem (although it may only be twice as i think creating the partition is one of the steps)
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06 May 2010   #7
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
WinRE startup repair should detect that you dont have any bootloader settings, it should then detect that that new partition is available to whack them on, and then it should sort it

you will need to run startup repair 3 times though, as each time it only fixes one problem (although it may only be twice as i think creating the partition is one of the steps)
Well, I've created a partition with filesystem as RAW, is it ok?

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06 May 2010   #8
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

id format it as NTFS to be on the safe side


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06 May 2010   #9
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
id format it as NTFS to be on the safe side
Thanks for the advice, I'm going to boot with WinRE now, I'll post the results.

EDIT: Well, I think I helped myself. I just right clicked Windows 7 partition and set it as "active", and it worked!

Thanks for any help!
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06 May 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can do this without making a new partition by marking Win7 active then running Startup Repair 3 times with reboots to write the MBR to Win7.
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