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Windows 7: MBR Destroyed

25 May 2009   #1
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 
MBR Destroyed

I'm in deep trouble with this one. My craptop is basically ruined. I boot up and get the following:

boot0: MBR
boot0: (something, I forget)
This volume is not compatible (something like that)
Press any key to reboot.

WTF is going on here? I'm so frustrated I could switch to mac!


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25 May 2009   #2
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Put your install DVD back in and do a repair install .. it worked for me
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25 May 2009   #3
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Ok, I'll give that a try
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25 May 2009   #4
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I had to run twice .. once to repair .. then again to fix the MBR ???

But this was after I attempted to perform an Image recovery using an Acroins backup.
Good luck .. I'll keep my fingers crossed
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25 May 2009   #5
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Didn't work.

Here's exactly what appears on the screen;

boot0: MBR
boot0: done
Non-system disk
Press any key to reboot

Unfortunately, this is my system disk. The repair thingy even detected Windows. It says that it can( find anything wrong.
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25 May 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

How long have you had Server 2008? Was it working perfectly fine until you installed that? Did you change your booting sequence in BIOS?
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26 May 2009   #7
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Yeah it was fine. I never had a problem with it (or a use for it).

I solved the problem. Installed XP. I will install 7 after school's out. It's hard screwing up my computer and doing schoolwork at the same time. XP runs great on here, anyway.
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07 Aug 2010   #8
caprock

Vista
 
 

ikilledkenny:
Did you get W7 installed?

All:
The question here has to do with the F12 key to select boot device. After upgrade from Vista to W7, this key stopped functioning. This means that I cannot boot from a CD even after setting the F2 boot priority as CD first.

I have tried all the F keys, Delete and a few others. NG

Anyone have an answer to this?
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07 Aug 2010   #9
caprock

Vista
 
 

operator error on MY part.

I had set the boot seq for USB CDROM as the first rather than the internal CD.

Now I can boot from CD with F12 key during the Acer splash.

BUT, still cannot boot using the Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit
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07 Aug 2010   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can you boot the windows 7 install dvd?
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