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Windows 7: Massive mbr issue

13 Jan 2011   #1
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 
Massive mbr issue

Ok so basically everything went pear chaped when i installed ubuntu

long story short the only thing that will install on my pc is ubuntu

i have a feeling the mbr is buggered and i need to compleyley obliterate everything on my hard drive so i can just install windows

is there any way i can fix this.

when i try to install windows even after reformatting my pc it just gives me an error message. if you need spacifics please reply.

thanks in advance for any help.

also i know this issue isnt really windows based but i have no clue about linux and little about windows really.


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13 Jan 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Cory.



The best way to get rid of the Linux code is to do a wipe of the HDD, have a look at this info below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7



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13 Jan 2011   #3
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 

error:
0x80070017 is the error that i am getting

i have been told its the disk so i am gunna try re making the disk with a slower burn

will keep posted on whether this works or not

thanks for the reply
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13 Jan 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cory92 View Post
error:
0x80070017 is the error that i am getting

i have been told its the disk so i am gunna try re making the disk with a slower burn

will keep posted on whether this works or not

thanks for the reply

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burner



Be sure to post back to keep us informed.
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14 Jan 2011   #5
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 

Ok I managed to reinstall windows thank you Bare Foot Kid for the help.
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14 Jan 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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