How do I restore the Master Boot Record?


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    How do I restore the Master Boot Record?


    I deleted Ubuntu Linux from my computer by deleting the partitions that contained it, but this also deleted GRUB and now my computer can't boot into Windows.

    I looked online and it said I needed the Windows 7 disk to restore the Master Boot Record. I do not have the Windows 7 disk.

    People also said that a disk called "Hiren's Boot CD" would also work. I obtained this but I don't understand how to use it. Does anyone here know? Apparently there is a program called "mbrfix" or "fixmbr" or one of those but I have no idea how to access it or how to make it work.

    What should I do?
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  2. Posts : 5,056
    Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
       #2

    Download the 64 bit system repair disk from this site.

    System Repair Disc - Create

    Boot from the disk, choose command prompt then type the following commands one by one. Hit Enter after each.

    Bootmgr is missing - Fix

    Bootrec /fixmbr
    Bootrec /fixboot
    Bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Now boot normally.

    This can be done from Hiren also, locate the command prompt option in it.
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Sep 2011 at 12:00. Reason: replaced link that had download links that violate the EULA
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you!!!
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  4. Posts : 1
    Illinois
       #4

    Thank You .. Thanks You ..


    I have been struggling to get this resolved for last 5 days and have spent sleepless nights. Now I am back up on line and have a clean install.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64 bit home premium
       #5

    Very effective


    Thabk you. I was struggling with a system that refused to boot after I removed ubuntu and merged the partitions. This worked like a charm.
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