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Windows 7: Restore MBR

19 Jul 2010   #1
princetrey21

Windows 7
 
 
Restore MBR

Basically I installed another operating alongside Windows 7 and now I can't boot into either. I've looked for solutions to this problem, but they all require the installation dvd. But my laptop came pre installed with windows 7 and all i have are recovery disks, can someone please help me?
Thanx


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19 Jul 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

What OS did you install? Seems the install failed so you might want to run it again to at least get it running.

To start Win7, you need to burn a Repair CD, boot it to mark Win7 partition active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to repair the MBR: Partition - Mark as Active
Startup Repair

Then you can install EasyBCD 2.0 to add the second OS back to a Dual Boot Menu.

Be on the lookout for a Win7 installer to borrow and copy so you can clean reinstall with Product Key stickered to box after wiping your HD.
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19 Jul 2010   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by princetrey21 View Post
Basically I installed another operating alongside Windows 7 and now I can't boot into either. I've looked for solutions to this problem, but they all require the installation dvd. But my laptop came pre installed with windows 7 and all i have are recovery disks, can someone please help me?
Thanx
My guess is that the "other operating system" is Ubuntu, and despite LOTS of posts on their forums advising people NOT to allow the Ubuntu installer to shrink Win7 partitions, you went ahead and did it anyway. Right?

Before you started messing around with your disk partitions, you should have used the built-in Win7 Disk Management utility to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD. Had you done that, you would now have a CD you could use to repair the Win7 boot loader.

Since you didn't do that, check out the NeoSmart Technology forums, when you can obtain Win7 Repair CD images, at the link below:

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

Good Luck
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19 Jul 2010   #4
princetrey21

Windows 7
 
 

The OS is Snow Leopard. But I just used the repair discs to fix it.
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19 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

So you can boot unto both now? or did I misread that?
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19 Jul 2010   #6
princetrey21

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
So you can boot unto both now? or did I misread that?
I can boot 7 but when trying to boot Leopard it says "Chain booting error" looking for a solution now.
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19 Jul 2010   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Go to the recovery environment and open command prompt. Type the following commands:

Code:
bootrec /rebuildbcd
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /FixMbr
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19 Jul 2010   #8
princetrey21

Windows 7
 
 

The bootloader works now.
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19 Jul 2010   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

So your all set? Can this thread be marked as resolved? Thanks. Fabe
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19 Jul 2010   #10
princetrey21

Windows 7
 
 

Yea i workd it out
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