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Windows 7: getting the boot loader back after removing linux

07 Jan 2014   #1
support19

Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
 
 
getting the boot loader back after removing linux

Hi,

I uninstalled linux and then wanted to use windows. It was a dual boot. I read the process online but stupidly I only made an acer e recovery disk not a windows 7 disk. I can't access the command prompt now because I get the linux grub loader error.

What can I do?

I do not have a windows 7 repair disk. Unless I can download one to a usb stick from somewhere?

I dont know what to do,so any assistance is appreciated.


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07 Jan 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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07 Jan 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You have to update the master boot code. It's now the grub loader.
Master boot code is part of MBR... so just rewrite the MBR.

Download Partition Wizard bootable CD. "Free Download Bootable CD Now!" on bottom of Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online burn that ISO and boot the sick machine with that DVD. then rebuild the MBR of the internal boot drive. How to Rebuild MBR with partition manager - Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Help . Or How to Rebuild MBR with partition magic? Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.
Apply the change!
Reboot from hard drive afterwards

Post results.
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07 Jan 2014   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You should get the win7 dvd as well. It is very useful.

They are here: Windows 7 Direct Download Links
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