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Windows 7: Deleting Ubuntu 9.04 Partition

13 Aug 2009   #11
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
I can't even boot into Windows 7 anymore, so I can't do this. Besides, I've already deleted and extended the partitions.
Don't panic. Nothing's broken yet!! Take a deep breath!

Grub was installed in the Master Boot Record (MBR) of your hard drive. Use the 7 install disk and the command line tools to restore the MBR. I can't tell you exactly what to type at the moment, but given a few minutes I can google it up.

Restore the MBR and do the repair install thing and your windows will be up and running in a flash.

Easy.

Robert


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13 Aug 2009   #12
iseeuu

 
 

These instructions apprear at this website: eHow.com

After you have booted to the 7 install DVD and proceeded to here:

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You're now presented with 3 choices. Click on "Repair Your Computer" to gain access to the System Recovery window. Now choose "Command Prompt" in order to run the desired utility which is called "bootsect.exe". Bootsect is located inside the boot folder so change your directory to boot. Now run "bootsect /nt60 C:\" if you had Win 7 initially installed in the C partition. Alternatively, you can run "bootsect /nt60 SYS" or "bootsect /nt60 ALL" to repair the system partition or all partitions. Eject the DVD, and restart computer. Your computer should now boot Win 7 again.
Good luck

Robert
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13 Aug 2009   #13
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Heheheh, I just did a clean install because I couldn't wait anymore, but thanks a lot for the help.
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13 Aug 2009   #14
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Heheheh, I just did a clean install because I couldn't wait anymore, but thanks a lot for the help.
Sorry I took so long, but I couldn't find anything quick where someone had actually restored the MBR from the DVD. So I set up my test box and restored the MBR. Hopefully the 7 install restored the MBR before proceeding so you probably don't need this now. That is OK 'cause I can now make a tutorial and post it.

Robert
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13 Aug 2009   #15
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

if you go to cmd prompt from CD can you still type fixmbr to fix the boot record?
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13 Aug 2009   #16
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slithernet View Post
if you go to cmd prompt from CD can you still type fixmbr to fix the boot record?
Right. But you need to use "bootsect.exe" for Vista and 7. The 7 DVD command prompt starts at: X:\Sources> So you have to find your DVD drive:

Type: D: Enter, then: dir Enter. If that is not it then do:

E: Enter, then: dir Enter

E: is where I found my DVD (I have a single hard drive with one partition and the 100MB boot partition) and the Directory named "boot".

If E: is not your DVD drive, then just keep trying letters until you find it.

From E:\>

type: cd boot Enter then: dir Enter and the bootsect.exe was there.

To restore the 7 MBR, type: bootsect /nt60 SYS Enter

"Exit" to close command prompt, then restart or shutdown. I rebooted to windows with no problem. I got pictures but I'm saving them for the tutorial?

Robert
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13 Aug 2009   #17
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Thanks, nice to know i have ubuntu dual boot.

And BTW i love clonezilla, been using it as an image server for about a week now.
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14 Aug 2009   #18
rbmorse

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

There's also this alternative

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

While the KB mentions Vista, it works with Win7, too.
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14 Aug 2009   #19
Gbsnplr

Windows 7 x64
 
 

How do you extend the partition? I have duel boot with Vista and 7. I would like to get rid of Vista and take that space and add it to the 7 installation.

Thanks for the help.
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14 Aug 2009   #20
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gbsnplr View Post
How do you extend the partition?
In the "Search programs and files" box type: Disk Management

Right click on the Windows 7 partitiion and select Extend Volume. (Mine is grayed out because I don't have any empty space to extend into.)



Try that.

Robert
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