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Windows 7: Boot\bcd error, /fixboot dosent work

27 Dec 2009   #21
Darsiant

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Be aware the GRUB-corrupted Win7 MBR's are nearly impossible to recover if any remnants of GRUB remain.

Please unplug all other drives but Win7.

Boot into Win7 DVD and click through to recovery tools to run Startup Repair 3 separate times.

It must first attempt to repair the MBR and then rewrite it to Win7. It assumes each fix given will work until you return for another.

All bootrec and bootsect commands are now automated in Win7 Startup Repair.

You say that you used Partition Wizard to restore the MBR. Which exact feature of PW did you use and how?
ok I'll try that now, it may take a while though. As for partition wizard, I booted it from a cd, righ clicked on the drive with windows 7 on it and click "repair mbr" or somthing similar to that.


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27 Dec 2009   #22
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darsiant View Post
As for partition wizard, I booted it from a cd, righ clicked on the drive with windows 7 on it and click "repair mbr" or somthing similar to that.
I don't see anything similar to that in PW. Can you look to see what it is that you ran there?
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27 Dec 2009   #23
Darsiant

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
Finally

YES, IT FINALLY WORKED!!!! After reomving the other two drives and booting into the repair cd it recognized the windows 7 installation and asked me if I wanted to repair it. then it restarted and booted up, only one thing was weird. The windows vista boot screen showed instead of the windows seven screen. Is there any way i can get it back? And also if I put the other drives back in will it still work? (well i guess i can figure that out by myself.) But Again THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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27 Dec 2009   #24
gregrocker

 

Be sure to deep clean the Ubuntu drive with DBAN to get all the GRUB out.

As far as the Vista boot screen, you need to run a Repair Install to fix that and any other anomalies.

Since the repair install also correctly reconfigures the boot or dual boot, be sure to run it before you add back Ubuntu and GRUB.

I would also run chkdsk and surface scan on all your drives using the Partition Wizard CD.

Do you have any other Windows OS's to add back in? If so, I believe you need to add them using the GRUB if you are going that route. If not, Win7 repair install will add them back in correctly as long as they are Set Inactive using PW.
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27 Dec 2009   #25
Darsiant

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
Thank You!!

Thank you again. I probably won't reinstall ubuntu, But for the sake of curiosity , I have a question. I alredy had seven installed on my 115gb, then I Partitioned and formated my 40gb through the ubuntu install menu and installed ubuntu on it. Then when the computer restarted it went straight to ubuntu without letting me choose between windows and ubuntu. Was Grub supposed to automatically add windows to the list of operating systems when i intalled ubuntu, or did I have to add it manually?
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27 Dec 2009   #26
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

As far as I know, GRUB will not detect other OS's, with the posible exception of during installation. You will need to manually add them.
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27 Dec 2009   #27
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
As far as I know, GRUB will not detect other OS's, with the posible exception of during installation. You will need to manually add them.
Sorry ... but current editions of Grub will indeed automatically add all windows OSs. My dual boot system has Ubuntu, Win 95, and Win 7 RC all accessable from the Grub menu. I did no manual editing.

Cheers!
Robert
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