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Windows 7: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record


14 Aug 2009   #309
iseeuu

 
 
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

How to Restore the Windows 7 MBR (Master Boot Record)

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24 Sep 2012   #310
GizmoMechanic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
disable digital driver signature enforcement (need help doing this)

i fixed the mbr file and the bcd backup file and I restart and I get

it comes up to hardware or software has changed, may be damaged of corrupted. go to "last known good."

If you know the problem then disable the driver signature enforcement
... press f8 to go to driver sign. enforcement to disable verifier checks


a friend of mine said I need to take my HDD out and get a copy of MBR file the master boot record from another Windows 7 and i will be fine.

well the Bcdedit file works but the verify windows is stopping me from loading...
loading completely. how do I disable digital driver signature enforcement


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24 Sep 2012   #311
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manomeat View Post
hello i have a ?, how do you restore a boot sector from a now uninstalled version of 7 home premium. someone changed it to linux on me
Hello Manomeat, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Did you follow the steps as laid out at the beginning of this thread? What happened?

Cheers!
Robert
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24 Sep 2012   #312
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GizmoMechanic View Post
i fixed the mbr file and the bcd backup file and I restart and I get

it comes up to hardware or software has changed, may be damaged of corrupted. go to "last known good."

If you know the problem then disable the driver signature enforcement
... press f8 to go to driver sign. enforcement to disable verifier checks


a friend of mine said I need to take my HDD out and get a copy of MBR file the master boot record from another Windows 7 and i will be fine.

well the Bcdedit file works but the verify windows is stopping me from loading...
loading completely. how do I disable digital driver signature enforcement
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, GizmoMechanic!

The command in this tutorial will re-write the MBR to the hard drive so you do not need to "get a copy of MBR file the master boot record from another Windows 7."

It sounds like to me your next step might be a "Startup Repair", "Repair Install", "Backup Restore", or something along that line?

Startup Repair
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
System Recovery Options

Cheers!
Robert
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03 Oct 2012   #313
IncredibleMulk

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Life saver

I've just had to register to express my extreme gratitude at this tutorial of yours. I am doing the photo's at a wedding tomorrow in which I have to edit the photo's while I'm there this weekend, so to free up space I deleted the linux partition of my dual boot setup. This resulted in the laptop becoming a brick, and recovery disc or Windows 7 DVD didn't fix it. I was about to do a clean re-install, which would have been a total pain having to install all my photography software again, when I found your tutorial.

A few minutes later my laptop was up and running again and my pounding headache from the stress of it all finally started to diminish. Sincerely, thank you so much for putting this tutorial online.

Next time I have a dual boot and remove linux I will have to do it the correct way (whatever that is!!!)
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03 Oct 2012   #314
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IncredibleMulk View Post
I've just had to register to express my extreme gratitude at this tutorial of yours. I am doing the photo's at a wedding tomorrow in which I have to edit the photo's while I'm there this weekend, so to free up space I deleted the linux partition of my dual boot setup. This resulted in the laptop becoming a brick, and recovery disc or Windows 7 DVD didn't fix it. I was about to do a clean re-install, which would have been a total pain having to install all my photography software again, when I found your tutorial.

A few minutes later my laptop was up and running again and my pounding headache from the stress of it all finally started to diminish. Sincerely, thank you so much for putting this tutorial online.

Next time I have a dual boot and remove linux I will have to do it the correct way (whatever that is!!!)
Hello IncredibleMulk, thank you for your kind words! And welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Yes ... heart pounding ... headache ... stress ... been there, done that. Glad you were able to restore booting to Windows. If you let Linux replace the Windows boot manager with the Grub boot manager, you just have to restore the Windows boot manager when you remove Linux. This way is as good as any ...

Cheers!
Robert
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12 Oct 2012   #315
sam2012

Win7 64-Bit
 
 
still getting blink cursor

Hi Robert,

I tried your tutorial but it is still not working. I noticed there is no boot folder in my c directory (c-drive is Windows 7 and d-drive is CDROM). I tried to copy the boot folder from a recovery Windows 7 DVD to c-drive and do the MBR fix and elsewhere about using attrib command but nothing is working.

I don't want to reinstall. Is there a way to delete MBR (not sure it it even exists) and the partition, recreate from scratch and then boot to windows?

Thank you.
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12 Oct 2012   #316
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, you might see if running a startup repair may help.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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12 Oct 2012   #317
sam2012

Win7 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn that fixed my problem
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12 Oct 2012   #318
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Sam. That's great news.
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12 Oct 2012   #319
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam2012 View Post
Hi Robert,

I tried your tutorial but it is still not working. I noticed there is no boot folder in my c directory (c-drive is Windows 7 and d-drive is CDROM). I tried to copy the boot folder from a recovery Windows 7 DVD to c-drive and do the MBR fix and elsewhere about using attrib command but nothing is working.

I don't want to reinstall. Is there a way to delete MBR (not sure it it even exists) and the partition, recreate from scratch and then boot to windows?

Thank you.
Hello sam2012, and welcome!

I am afraid you misunderstand the purpose of locating the boot folder. Why would you copy the boot folder to the "C" drive if Windows is not booting? You cannot fix a Windows from Windows when Windows will not boot. That is like trying to plug holes in a boat while in the middle of the ocean. The best place to repair a boat is in dry dock. That is why you boot to the repair CD or the install DVD and use the utilities to repair Windows from the CD/DVD Drive while Windows is in a dry dock like condition.

Glad to hear the startup repair worked for you.

Cheers!
Robert
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