MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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       #220

    Thanks MM!

    I do not know why my "Install Now" screen shot does not have the "Repair Your Computer" option while the one you posted does. I do know when you click on the "Install Now" button, the "installer" checks your computer for any Windows OS already installed and will offer to repair a damaged OS before proceeding to install a new OS to an existing system. So I believe selecting either option will deliver you to the same screen with the options to repair the computer? I will look into it.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
       #221

    remove xp from dual boot with win 7.


    Hello!!
    I have triple boot of windows xp sp2, windows xp sp3 and windows 7. Now i want to leave windows xps since i don't use them. should use this method(mentioned abovehere) to remove xp. I first install xp sp3 then xp sp2 and after that install win 7.
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    vkash said:
    Hello!!
    I have triple boot of windows xp sp2, windows xp sp3 and windows 7. Now i want to leave windows xps since i don't use them. should use this method(mentioned abovehere) to remove xp. I first install xp sp3 then xp sp2 and after that install win 7.
    Hello vkash, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

    No. When you remove the "XPs", you will still have in place the "Windows Boot Loader" and so will not need to restore the "boot code" in the MBR. Most likely, as you say XP3 was installed first, Windows Seven put its boot files in the XP3 partition. So when you remove XP3, you will also remove the Windows Seven boot files. One way to correct this is after removing the "XPs", do a "Startup Repair" (you may need to do the repair more than once to fix everything). This will reinstall your Windows Seven boot files into your Windows Seven partition (assuming there is only this partition left) and allow booting into your Windows Seven again.

    Startup Repair

    You have other options as well and if you with to discuss them I suggest you make a new thread for your questions. We are happy to help out as best as we can!

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    Win 7
       #223

    Oh THANK YOU! This MBR restore saved my butt and who knows how many hours! Thank you! It worked perfectly. Now if I can just discover how to get rid of the darn "reriredt host" virus!

    ~ John
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    lo7us said:
    Oh THANK YOU! This MBR restore saved my butt and who knows how many hours! Thank you! It worked perfectly. Now if I can just discover how to get rid of the darn "reriredt host" virus!

    ~ John
    Hello lo7us, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

    Thanks for letting us know you found a solution here! We are always glad to help others like we were helped ourselves.

    You can always start a new thread if you want help with your "virus"?

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
       #225

    Quick, easy and effective.
    Thank you.
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    dw98 said:
    Quick, easy and effective.
    Thank you.
    Thank you, dw98, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #227

    This guide worked (with some difficulties). I had to do all steps 4 times because the 1st time an error ocurred, the 2nd time the line ">bootsect/nt60 sys /mbr" did not worked well, the 3rd time I used ">bootsect/nt60 all" did not work well either, it was til the 4th time I used both lines windows started normally.

    Thank you :)
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #228

    glad to see you got your problem resolved.
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       #229

    Sladex said:
    This guide worked (with some difficulties). I had to do all steps 4 times because the 1st time an error ocurred, the 2nd time the line ">bootsect/nt60 sys /mbr" did not worked well, the 3rd time I used ">bootsect/nt60 all" did not work well either, it was til the 4th time I used both lines windows started normally.

    Thank you :)
    Thanks for letting us know your experience, Sladex. Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!
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