MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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    caribiner5qz said:
    This is screens from aplications from Hiren's Boot CD 10. This is my partitions:
    OK ... this is an unusual way to setup partitions. Usually the first partition is the "Primary" one and holds the boot code. Then the "Extended" partition with the "Logical" partitions inside it comes after the primary partition.

    One reason is you can not boot from a logical partition. However if the boot code is in a primary partition at the front of the drive (for example the 100MB "System Reserved" partition Windows 7 installs) you can boot to an OS in a logical partition.

    If you still cannot get Windows 7 to boot after this, I would suggest you need a second hard drive anyway to store you music files and to keep backups of your Windows 7 on a seperate hard drive. Get another hard drive, unplug the old drive and do a fresh install of Windows 7. Later you can save and transfer your files and settings to the new Windows 7 on the new hard drive.
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       #151

    iseeuu said:
    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.

    Attachment 54565

    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.

    Attachment 54566

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

    Cheers!
    Robert


    Robert,

    It worked!

    Thanks a lot and best regards,

    Enrique
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    ewsaracco said:
    It worked!

    Thanks a lot and best regards,

    Enrique
    You are most welcome! Glad to know you got everything sorted out the way you want.

    Happy surfing!
    Robert
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    No DVD


    Hello,
    I've been using Ubuntu 9.10 and since I've had some problems with the drivers I decided to uninstall it. The problem is my laptop came with windows 7 preinstalled, so I don't have the installation DVD, so I don't know how I can fix my MBR.
    I'd really appreciate any help.

    Thanks
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    cbaulies said:
    Hello,
    I've been using Ubuntu 9.10 and since I've had some problems with the drivers I decided to uninstall it. The problem is my laptop came with windows 7 preinstalled, so I don't have the installation DVD, so I don't know how I can fix my MBR.
    I'd really appreciate any help.

    Thanks
    Hi cbaulies, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

    Hopefully, the Ubuntu 9.10 Grub boot loader is still in tack so you can boot to Windows 7?

    Frequently, computers with pre-installed Windows have recovery partitions. Manufacturers design them so you can burn their Windows installation media yourself. That gives you the DVD to use for repair and restore. Also Windows will burn a repair CD for you that will work as a repair the same way the DVD supplies repair utilities. You can boot to the CD instead of the DVD and use this tutorial to restore your MBR.

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

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk

    If none of these options are available to you, a copy of the repair CD can be downloaded from the Internet.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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       #155

    Thank You!


    I am going to school for Computer Networking and Linux is one of our classes. I overwrote my Windows 7 when I initially installed Linux Mint. Just got everything back and installed it again. This time it worked but I didn't like Linux being the first O.S. to boot so I deleted the partition and this article helped me fix my mbr so Windows 7 is back to normal. Cant thank you enough for writing this. Ill stick with Windows on my computer and boot Linux from flash drive from now on.
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    peoplearebusy said:
    I am going to school for Computer Networking and Linux is one of our classes. I overwrote my Windows 7 when I initially installed Linux Mint. Just got everything back and installed it again. This time it worked but I didn't like Linux being the first O.S. to boot so I deleted the partition and this article helped me fix my mbr so Windows 7 is back to normal. Cant thank you enough for writing this. Ill stick with Windows on my computer and boot Linux from flash drive from now on.
    peoplearebusy;

    You are most certainly welcome! And thank you for posting your experience, you are appreciated!

    BTW, some other options for installing Linux would be WUBI and Sun's VirtualBox.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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       #157

    Hi guys. This seem to be a very helpful thread. I read about 5 pages, but does not seem to find solution to my problem on google or here.

    I merged my 200MB hidden partion to my primary windows C partition. Now each time I try to boot up, it gives me blue screen right after windows logo appear on loading screen.

    I tried various fixes about bootsec.exe ect, but it does not seem to want to solve my problem. Also automatic system repair wont work anymore.
    Fixmbr cant find my master partition, it says I have 0 OS installed.

    Any idea how I can recreate the sectors I deleted or the data so I can boot up windows again?
    Formatting is an option, but I would rather avoid it since I reformated a week ago.
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    ZingFreelancer said:
    Hi guys. This seem to be a very helpful thread. I read about 5 pages, but does not seem to find solution to my problem on google or here.

    I merged my 200MB hidden partion to my primary windows C partition. Now each time I try to boot up, it gives me blue screen right after windows logo appear on loading screen.

    I tried various fixes about bootsec.exe ect, but it does not seem to want to solve my problem. Also automatic system repair wont work anymore.
    Fixmbr cant find my master partition, it says I have 0 OS installed.

    Any idea how I can recreate the sectors I deleted or the data so I can boot up windows again?
    Formatting is an option, but I would rather avoid it since I reformated a week ago.
    Hello ZingFreelancer, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

    I appears by your own description (it gives me blue screen right after windows logo) that you did successfully repair your boot code and do not need to recreate a "System Reserved" boot partition. The blue screen (often referred to as the blue screen of death, or BSOD) is another matter and is more likely caused by a hardware issue. Recreating the boot partition will not affect an issue with hardware.

    If I may suggest, your next step would be to create a new thread in the Crashes and Debugging section, after looking at this link: https://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

    We have helped hundreds with their BSOD issues and hope to assist you with yours.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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       #159

    Hello iseeuu.

    Thank you for your reply. How ever, I am the impatient guy who think he can solve the problem by using google. But that usually tend to make things worst.

    So I tried to fix my problems with gparted and accidentally deleted partition table. My System disk had two partitions, C and D. I set it up in such manner so that if need arise I can nuke my C drive and still keep all important stuff on D drive. Well, havent that just backfired on me?

    Hardware problems? Well that might be the cause of 5970 or something else... Creative happened to cause that sort of problem due to bad drivers... At any rate I will attempt to rebuild my D drive, take a few file copies and nuke C drive.

    Also, something noteworthy is that when I try to boot my system disk alone, he would give me an error telling me something wrong with my boot sequence. I could either go to repair (recommended) or start windows normally. Repair fail to find any solution to the problem.
    While Starting Windows gives me a BSOD.

    Right now using Partition Doctor and my systers hard drive (which is set in a similar matter as mine, with C and D drives), he managed to find my C drive, but takes so god damn long time to find D drive

    Before I nuke it, I will take my system drive to my sisters PC and see if I can get it booted up.

    Do you have any suggestion for what tool can be used for that? quickly and effective?


    UPDATE: Returned my D disk back with all files with DiskTest tool. Attempted to repair boot sector but no luck. Will take out my system drive and take it to my sisters PC to test the blue screen.
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