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Windows 7: Operating system not found (after formatting)

11 Jun 2010   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ok .... try this ... MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record


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12 Jun 2010   #12
TimothyVermeire

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
That didn't work, I tried it a few times. I think I need to use a utility like FixMBR.exe, but if I do something wrong there I'm ****ed, so I need to figure it out first.
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12 Jun 2010   #13
TimothyVermeire

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimothyVermeire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
That didn't work, I tried it a few times. I think I need to use a utility like FixMBR.exe, but if I do something wrong there I'm ****ed, so I need to figure it out first.
Or rather, mbrfix.exe. What would be the appropiate commands to make a new MBR telling the computer that there is an OS on the D: drive?
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12 Jun 2010   #14
TimothyVermeire

Windows 7
 
 

Anyone?
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12 Jun 2010   #15
TimothyVermeire

Windows 7
 
 

It's fixed! Apparently installing Windows 7 on another drive and THEN rebooting from the CD made it detect the old installation. I was able to repair it and now it booted from there again. Perfect.
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12 Jun 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello TimothyVermeire.



I see you have this sorted but if you have any other issues have a look at the tutorial at the link below, you don't have to be "in Windows" to run this one and it'll fix most boot problems.


How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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12 Jun 2010   #17
TimothyVermeire

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello TimothyVermeire.



I see you have this sorted but if you have any other issues have a look at the tutorial at the link below, you don't have to be "in Windows" to run this one and it'll fix most boot problems.


How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
Yes, I did try that, didn't work out. Anyway thanks for your comment!
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12 Jun 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

At least you found a solution.
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