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Windows 7: A third party master boot record refresh for Win7

08 Nov 2015   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
A third party master boot record refresh for Win7

I have recently seen a repair topic here from one Yvonne who said the problem to repair was fixed by your suggestion to get a factory ISO. No reply there.

My question is: Is there an ISO to refresh the MBR on Win7? Or is my hard drive just worn out?

I have backup but some of my data is on a shared network workgroup.


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08 Nov 2015   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'm guessing you are talking about this thread,

Startup repair

There is a link to get an ISO in that thread.

The need for an ISO is just to boot from to access the repair tools or command prompt.

This tutorial will help with your MBR question,

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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09 Nov 2015   #3
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

That looks like a lead. Thanks.

What I've seen from the Win7 repair routine is nothing positive. I've mentioned previously
that I've never seen it fix anything. I've tried some other things like running system file checker from cmd: And also chkdsk /f/r But this disk might just be fried.

I'll report back any progress.
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09 Nov 2015   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You're welcome, we also have this tutorial to test the HDD,

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
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09 Nov 2015   #5
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This is an older Hitachi UltraStar drive but I'll consider Seatools which I have had over the years.

Other sophisticated tools are available free at HDD Guru. I've used their Low Level Format tool and other things they show.

HDDGURU: Software: HDD diagnostics and recovery
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12 Nov 2015   #6
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I'm seeing another slow load but this time in Safe Mode under Win 7

The trace stops at line that says:

Loaded \windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys

And says "Please wait." What is a Win7 Safe Mode load looking for here and is there a way to patch it?
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