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Windows 7: How to correct boot sector without repair disk

03 Mar 2012   #1
gallicbear

Windows 7 and XP
 
 
How to correct boot sector without repair disk

Here is my predicament: Have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter. It dualboots with Linux. My plan is to remove the Linux partition to make space on the hard disk. Obviously then the boot information, which is a GRUB, should be corrected. How can you edit this ahead of time, to allow a boot with a single entry? A netbook has no disk drive, so there is no repair disk available. Are there utilities like BCD easy or something like it? Thanks in advance for your tips.


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04 Mar 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

You can create a bootable flash drive and use it to fix the MBR.

Looks like the easiest method is to use Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
. Select Windows 7 from the drop down menu and your off.

Here is a link to all versions for download from Digital River: Download Windows 7 ISO (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links)

Download the one that matches what you have use the .iso to create a bootable flash drive 94GB or larger).
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05 Mar 2012   #3
gallicbear

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Sounds like a winner. It makes sense. Thanks, Ztruker.
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05 Mar 2012   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Let me know if you do this and how you make out please.
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05 Mar 2012   #5
gallicbear

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Hi Ztruker. Got it going with a usb flash drive with no problem. Thanks for the suggestion.
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05 Mar 2012   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Excellent!
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04 Jul 2012   #7
kevinmb

windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You can create a bootable flash drive and use it to fix the MBR.

Looks like the easiest method is to use Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
. Select Windows 7 from the drop down menu and your off.

Here is a link to all versions for download from Digital River: Download Windows 7 ISO (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links)

Download the one that matches what you have use the .iso to create a bootable flash drive 94GB or larger).
Thank you for reminding me I had done this previously I had the same issue until now! I can finally use this machine again:thumbup:
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