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Windows 7: Can no longer boot into Windows

03 Mar 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

You'll need to deep clean the Linux boot sector off the HD. Back up your files as it will wipe the entire HD and write zeros to every sector.

Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console, or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list, open Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (replace # with disk needing cleaning)
CLEAN ALL
It will take at least an hour to write zeros to every sector, so be patient as it is not stalled.
EXIT

Now boot back into Win7 installer to Custom Install, using Drive Tools to create New partition(s) as you wish, formatting before installing Win7 to first partition.


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03 Mar 2010   #12
infested999

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You'll need to deep clean the Linux boot sector off the HD. Back up your files as it will wipe the entire HD and write zeros to every sector.

Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console, or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list, open Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (replace # with disk needing cleaning)
CLEAN ALL
It will take at least an hour to write zeros to every sector, so be patient as it is not stalled.
EXIT

Now boot back into Win7 installer to Custom Install, using Drive Tools to create New partition(s) as you wish, formatting before installing Win7 to first partition.
So basically I will have to do a reinstall of windows anyway

There is no way to just edit the few KB in the registry to delete the Linux entry in the MBR of that hard drive...

EDIT: I think I'm getting somewhere with this!

Can no longer boot into Windows-screenshot-startup-manager.png

EDIT2: I am now able to select Windows/Ubuntu each time I boot and both OSes work fine right now... and I almost thought I had to reinstall xD

Thank you all, my problem is now solved!!!


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