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Windows 7: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

25 Apr 2011   #210
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dangus View Post
i used acronis option to backup and then recover and then ran the win 7 dvd recovery twice and it worked. Thanks for posting.
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, dangus!

Thanks for letting us know you found help here.

Cheers!
Robert


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30 Apr 2011   #211
kevinUK

xp pro 32 bit
 
 

Hi Robert,
I have a similar problem with my computer. I have a partitioned HDD, XP Pro installed originally and Win7 Ult on the partition which was dual booted. It work great and I really liked the way Win 7 operated. A problem occurred and I formatted Win 7 but in doing so it left the MBR still showing the dual boot screen, which i can access XP pro and it works great. i tried to clean install Win7 and i get the BSOD and cannot get any further. I wish to keep XP pro as it has applications that will not work on Win 7 but i would dearly love to get Win7 reinstalled.
Is there any help you or someone can help with!

Thanks
Kevin
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30 Apr 2011   #212
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Are you able to read what the bsod says?
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30 Apr 2011   #213
kevinUK

xp pro 32 bit
 
 

Hi Thanks for answering. I could at the time but i can't remember now. I can rerun the installation and get that information. what I can remember of it was it gave a reference something like 0x00.. but I'm not sure waht it would relate to.

Kev.
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30 Apr 2011   #214
kevinUK

xp pro 32 bit
 
 

Hi,
This time when i tried to install, (from bootup) if got through the "windows loading files" screen changed to "starting Windows" then the PC fell silent. I left it for 5-6 mins but it stayed at that point. no BSOD this time.

Thanks

Kev
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07 May 2011   #215
Sanchez

Win7 ultimate x64
 
 
Now my registry is corrupt too :(

Hi,
I installed a new HDD after the installation the Pc would not boot, (MBR was missing), so I got out the DVD to repair the PC but my C: drive did not show up (only E: drive showed up)
I then follewd the the tutorial on restoring the MBR, but now it comes up with the error that the regestry files are corrupt or missing.

Any help or ideas on how I can go on would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards Sanchio
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13 May 2011   #216
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanchez View Post
Hi,
I installed a new HDD after the installation the Pc would not boot, (MBR was missing), so I got out the DVD to repair the PC but my C: drive did not show up (only E: drive showed up)
I then follewd the the tutorial on restoring the MBR, but now it comes up with the error that the regestry files are corrupt or missing.

Any help or ideas on how I can go on would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards Sanchio
Hello Sanchez, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

The premise of this tutorial thread was to show how to replace a working Grub boot loader (Linux) with the Windows boot loader by restoring the original MBR boot code.

Your situation seems to be different. If when you put the new hard drive in your computer and booted up, the BIOS was only looking at the new (empty) hard drive then you would get a "MBR missing" error message because all of the files were on another hard drive. Using "bootsec.exe" would not fix this because it would be trying to fix an empty drive. If my guess is correct, the answer is to set the hard drive with Windows installed as the boot drive in your bios. I would suggest you remove the new (empty) hard drive and then run the "startup repair" to restore booting to Windows.

Startup Repair

To get more help installing your new hard drive, I recommend you start a new thread and explain your situation with more detail.

Cheers!
Robert
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04 Jun 2011   #217
yairsaumeth

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you ver y much, it helped
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05 Jun 2011   #218
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yairsaumeth View Post
Thank you ver y much, it helped
You are welcome yairsaumeth, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums! Thanks for letting us know!

Cheers!
Robert
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02 Jul 2011   #219
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've just referred a friend to this thread, and he noticed that there was a step missed out early in the tutorial.

in between steps 2 and 3, there should be a mention of this screen, where you click 'repair your computer'.



it's pretty obvious that you need to do this, but including it may help a few panicking inexperienced readers, and it would make a great tutorial even greater.
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