MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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    Acc1999 said:
    Okay, my problem still exists! I tried Tune-Up again, but the way I had it mind to fix it did not work. It only messed up everything until System Restore saved me. Any other suggestions?

    PS:
    I want to use Tune-Up to change a theme setting, but then I want to wait out the last 8 days of my free trial.
    Hi Andy;

    I would suggest you start a new thread and describe your symptoms so the Forum can assist you (as this is no longer a MBR issue).

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    New diskmanager screen shot


    iseeuu said:
    ewsaracco said:
    Robert,

    GREAT !!!!!! It worked!!!! Now I have a question.

    I have 2 partitions, one is 207MB "not assigned" and the other is 37.37GB "free space". Is there any way to change the state of 207MB partition to "free space"?. Thanks a lot and best regards,

    Enrique
    Yes, there is a way. If you would please, make another screen shot of your Disk Management drive map? I would like to see it before I suggest any changes.

    Cheers!
    Robert

    Robert,

    Attached is what you asked for.

    Thanks and regards,

    Enrique
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    ewsaracco said:
    I have 2 partitions, one is 207MB "not assigned" and the other is 37.37GB "free space". Is there any way to change the state of 207MB partition to "free space"?.
    Enrique;

    Thank you for the screen shot. The Windows 7 Disk Management utility has some limitations, but you can still use it. You will need to right click on the last partition, the green one, and select "Delete partition." There should not be any data on that partition or it will also be deleted. It was the Fedora partition, and I assume you have not put anything there. When you delete the partition, all of the space will become "not allocated" and will be colored black.

    MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record-ewsaracco_01.png

    Now you have some choices. You can make a partition out of all of the "not allocated" space. You can extend the partition C into the "not allocated" space. Or you can extend the C partition into some of the "not allocated" space and make a new partition from the rest.

    MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record-ewsaracco_02.png

    Please let us know if we may help in any way.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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       #133

    Help please


    I installed XP (first), and Windows 7. I wanted to stay only with Windows 7 and remove XP. Then the nightmare began. The system could not boot with Windows 7. I followed this tutorial, but I could not fix MBR. I Install fresh copy of Windows 7 on another partition. However, still can not run a newly installed Windows 7. BIOS loads and nothing happens, as I pictured. First Piture

    I tried again to do Repair and in the windows that's apear after choose repair has two installations of Windows 7. Successfully pass the tutorial for fix MBR for both c: and d:. But again does not load either of the two Windows 7. Bootrec.exe used and added the two Windows 7 to bootlist, but again can't boot.
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    caribiner5qz said:
    I installed XP (first), and Windows 7. I wanted to stay only with Windows 7 and remove XP. Then the nightmare began. The system could not boot with Windows 7. I followed this tutorial, but I could not fix MBR. Instlarih new Windows 7 on another partition. However, still can not run a newly installed Windows 7. BIOS loads and nothing happens, as I pictured.
    Hello caribiner5qz, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

    Thank you for your snap shot, it tells me that your computer is waiting for you to put a bootable CD or DVD into the drive tray and press any key to boot. Please open the computer BIOS menu (as I do not know what computer you are using I cannot tell you what key to press to do that) and check to see if your hard drive is being recogniazed OK, then what boot order you have set: is the CDROM set as first in boot order, is the hard drive set as first in boot order?

    The most likely explanation is that the Windows 7 installer put the boot code in the XP partition when you installed it. When you removed XP you also removed the boot code ... so no booting.

    This tutorial should have restored the boot code to the mbr. Can not say why it did not work for you. Then installing a second Windows 7 should have given you a boot menu. Again without more info can not say why it did not work for you either.

    At this point I would suggest to you to use the 7 DVD, boot to the DVD and do the "Startup Repair" two or three times to restore your boot menu. If this doesn't help, let us know as there are other options to try.

    Startup Repair

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    iseeuu said:
    Hello caribiner5qz, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

    Thank you for your snap shot, it tells me that your computer is waiting for you to put a bootable CD or DVD into the drive tray and press any key to boot. Please open the computer BIOS menu (as I do not know what computer you are using I cannot tell you what key to press to do that) and check to see if your hard drive is being recogniazed OK, then what boot order you have set: is the CDROM set as first in boot order, is the hard drive set as first in boot order?


    Cheers!
    Robert
    I have Windows 7 DVD in the DVD-Rom and First Boot device is the cd-rom.
    I also had try Startup Repair, and it tells me "Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully". And Still can't boot.
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    caribiner5qz said:
    iseeuu said:
    Hello caribiner5qz, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

    Thank you for your snap shot, it tells me that your computer is waiting for you to put a bootable CD or DVD into the drive tray and press any key to boot. Please open the computer BIOS menu (as I do not know what computer you are using I cannot tell you what key to press to do that) and check to see if your hard drive is being recogniazed OK, then what boot order you have set: is the CDROM set as first in boot order, is the hard drive set as first in boot order?


    Cheers!
    Robert
    I have Windows 7 DVD in the DVD-Rom and First Boot device is the cd-rom.
    I also had try Startup Repair many times without luck.
    Normal behavior for the BIOS is to wait a few seconds for any key to be pressed, then boot to the first hard drive if no key is pressed. You could try to set the hard drive as first boot device to see if it will boot?

    When you get to this screen:

    MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record-mbr_04_a.png

    are either of your 7 installations showing?

    .
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       #137

    [/QUOTE]Normal behavior for the BIOS is to wait a few seconds for any key to be pressed, then boot to the first hard drive if no key is pressed. You could try to set the hard drive as first boot device to see if it will boot?

    When you get to this screen:

    MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record-mbr_04_a.png

    are either of your 7 installations showing?

    .[/QUOTE]

    Yes, i made hdd first boot device, but can't boot. And yes in the repair window both instalations of window 7 are showing.
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    Normal behavior for the BIOS is to wait a few seconds for any key to be pressed, then boot to the first hard drive if no key is pressed. You could try to set the hard drive as first boot device to see if it will boot?

    When you get to this screen:
    are either of your 7 installations showing?
    Yes, i made hdd first boot device, but can't boot. And yes in the repair window both instalations of window 7 are showing.
    What message do you see at the boot screen when the hard drive is the first boot device and will not boot?
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    What message do you see at the boot screen when the hard drive is the first boot device and will not boot?
    There is no message, just after bios load it seems like the screen is freeze.
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