Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

04 Apr 2012   #260
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by That One Guy View Post
I registered to thank you for this, saved my life Thanks a bunch!
You are most welcome! Thanks for letting us know!

Cheers!
Robert


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Apr 2012   #261
iggy1974

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

GREAT THREAD!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2012   #262
Rockit

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Quick Fix

I keep having this issue over and over due to the number of Hard Drives on my system. Is there a simple, safe and easy way to recreate and save the files needed to the specific hard drive that I keep th O.S. on?

A = Floppy
C = Main (OS) (Same kind of HD as E: 300gb Raptor)
D = Dvd R/W Drive
E = Data
F = Daily Internal Backup Drive
G = Ide Swap Cage (external backup & files)
H = USB/eSata Backup Drive in a Enclosure
R = Flashdrive (Readyboost)
S = SATA swap Cage (Currently 2tb Backup & Data)

Thank You
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2012   #263
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

This may help with part of your question
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Backup tools is another issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Apr 2012   #264
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iggy1974 View Post
GREAT THREAD!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Thanks iggy! You are appreciated!

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2012   #265
Rockit

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockit View Post
I keep having this issue over and over due to the number of Hard Drives on my system. Is there a simple, safe and easy way to recreate and save the files needed to the specific hard drive that I keep th O.S. on?

A = Floppy
C = Main (OS) (Same kind of HD as E: 300gb Raptor)
D = Dvd R/W Drive
E = Data
F = Daily Internal Backup Drive
G = Ide Swap Cage (external backup & files)
H = USB/eSata Backup Drive in a Enclosure
R = Flashdrive (Readyboost)
S = SATA swap Cage (Currently 2tb Backup & Data)

Thank You

It appears I will have to just disconect all drives except C:\ and do the repair. I then had to delete the partition & format F:\. The problem is due to C:\ being a Sata raptor and F:\ is a IDE that is always hooked up. The motherboard wants to make the IDE the boot drive. I have it setup to boot from the Sata but after a tweak or crash it reverts back to F:\ first. All fixed for now. Thank you for all the tips on this forum!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2012   #266
mulceber

Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10
 
 

I've got a damaged MBR (yes, tried to delete linux partition) and want to follow the steps provided in the OP (btw, thank you so much for providing them), but I've got one problem: I don't have a repair disc. Or a Windows 7 disc - my computer's an Asus G-series, and came with Windows 7 installed, but without a disc. All I've got are the recovery discs that I created when I first got the computer, and I've gotten no response from the computer when I've tried using them.

Could one of my friends who have Windows 7 create a repair disc on their machine, or is the repair disc specific to each copy of Windows 7? I'd really prefer not to have to do clean install of Windows, as I've got a few recent saved game files that aren't backed up. Any advice?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2012   #267
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mulceber View Post
I've got a damaged MBR (yes, tried to delete linux partition) and want to follow the steps provided in the OP (btw, thank you so much for providing them), but I've got one problem: I don't have a repair disc. Or a Windows 7 disc - my computer's an Asus G-series, and came with Windows 7 installed, but without a disc. All I've got are the recovery discs that I created when I first got the computer, and I've gotten no response from the computer when I've tried using them.

Could one of my friends who have Windows 7 create a repair disc on their machine, or is the repair disc specific to each copy of Windows 7? I'd really prefer not to have to do clean install of Windows, as I've got a few recent saved game files that aren't backed up. Any advice?
Hello mulceber, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You can use a "System Repair Disk" burned off another computer with Windows Seven. However, you must determine if your copy of Windows Seven is 32bit or 64bit and use a compatible "Repair Disk". Please note the warning box here:

System Repair Disc - Create

Otherwise, as long as you can boot to the repair disk and follow the instructions to restore the Windows boot files, it should work fine.

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2012   #268
mulceber

Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10
 
 

Thanks for the warm welcome and the advice! I'll try it out and let you guys know. I know mine is 64 bit, and I'm pretty sure my friend's is as well, so I'm not too concerned about that. My real worry is that I'm not sure I'll be able to boot from a disc - all the previous times when I tried booting from a disc, I tried pressing F12, F10 and F2 and the computer never responded to them - I just got the same message about a grub.

But we'll see - thanks so much for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2012   #269
mulceber

Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10
 
 

Hey, I managed to get the repair disc made and from there it was pretty much smooth sailing. The instructions were detailed and extremely useful for fixing my copy of Windows! Thanks all!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I restore the Master Boot Record?
I deleted Ubuntu Linux from my computer by deleting the partitions that contained it, but this also deleted GRUB and now my computer can't boot into Windows. I looked online and it said I needed the Windows 7 disk to restore the Master Boot Record. I do not have the Windows 7 disk. People...
General Discussion
Master Boot Record question
~ My desktop crashes overnight ... sometimes. It attempts to reboot, but halts at 'Verifying DMI pool data'. (No idea why it crashes - it isn't consistent - it doesn't crash during daily use, and most likely a power flicker issue.) ~ I reboot using MiniTool Partition Wizard boot disc, rebuild...
General Discussion
Windows 7 boot issue with master boot record
Hello, My Old hard drive has Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit installed on it. I purchased the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade and ran the upgrade. Removed the Vista hard drive, and can not start Windows 7. Only issue on this system, I have upgraded two other systems without any problem. SSD...
Installation & Setup
Master Boot Record re-creation
Hi Have a PC with Windows 7 on it. First hard disk with Master Boot Record failed (had an install of windows xp on it) - have now removed faulty disk, but PC will not boot due to Master Boot Record not being on second disk. How do I go about re-creating the MBR on this Windows 7 install disk...
Installation & Setup
Master Boot Record needed from one HDD to another
I've recently installed a Vertex 4 in my computer and along with that, my old primary HDD started to fail - So I copied all that I needed and formatted it in windows 7 via disk-management. Earlier today I wanted to remove it from my PC, because I had no use for it but when I did, windows would not...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App