MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #310

    disable digital driver signature enforcement (need help doing this)


    i fixed the mbr file and the bcd backup file and I restart and I get

    it comes up to hardware or software has changed, may be damaged of corrupted. go to "last known good."

    If you know the problem then disable the driver signature enforcement
    ... press f8 to go to driver sign. enforcement to disable verifier checks


    a friend of mine said I need to take my HDD out and get a copy of MBR file the master boot record from another win7 and i will be fine.

    well the Bcdedit file works but the verify windows is stopping me from loading...
    loading completely. how do I disable digital driver signature enforcement
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       #311

    Manomeat said:
    hello i have a ?, how do you restore a boot sector from a now uninstalled version of 7 home premium. someone changed it to linux on me
    Hello Manomeat, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

    Did you follow the steps as laid out at the beginning of this thread? What happened?

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    GizmoMechanic said:
    i fixed the mbr file and the bcd backup file and I restart and I get

    it comes up to hardware or software has changed, may be damaged of corrupted. go to "last known good."

    If you know the problem then disable the driver signature enforcement
    ... press f8 to go to driver sign. enforcement to disable verifier checks


    a friend of mine said I need to take my HDD out and get a copy of MBR file the master boot record from another win7 and i will be fine.

    well the Bcdedit file works but the verify windows is stopping me from loading...
    loading completely. how do I disable digital driver signature enforcement
    Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, GizmoMechanic!

    The command in this tutorial will re-write the MBR to the hard drive so you do not need to "get a copy of MBR file the master boot record from another win7."

    It sounds like to me your next step might be a "Startup Repair", "Repair Install", "Backup Restore", or something along that line?

    Startup Repair
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
    System Recovery Options

    Cheers!
    Robert
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #313

    Life saver


    I've just had to register to express my extreme gratitude at this tutorial of yours. I am doing the photo's at a wedding tomorrow in which I have to edit the photo's while I'm there this weekend, so to free up space I deleted the linux partition of my dual boot setup. This resulted in the laptop becoming a brick, and recovery disc or Win7 DVD didn't fix it. I was about to do a clean re-install, which would have been a total pain having to install all my photography software again, when I found your tutorial.

    A few minutes later my laptop was up and running again and my pounding headache from the stress of it all finally started to diminish. Sincerely, thank you so much for putting this tutorial online.

    Next time I have a dual boot and remove linux I will have to do it the correct way (whatever that is!!!)
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    IncredibleMulk said:
    I've just had to register to express my extreme gratitude at this tutorial of yours. I am doing the photo's at a wedding tomorrow in which I have to edit the photo's while I'm there this weekend, so to free up space I deleted the linux partition of my dual boot setup. This resulted in the laptop becoming a brick, and recovery disc or Win7 DVD didn't fix it. I was about to do a clean re-install, which would have been a total pain having to install all my photography software again, when I found your tutorial.

    A few minutes later my laptop was up and running again and my pounding headache from the stress of it all finally started to diminish. Sincerely, thank you so much for putting this tutorial online.

    Next time I have a dual boot and remove linux I will have to do it the correct way (whatever that is!!!)
    Hello IncredibleMulk, thank you for your kind words! And welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

    Yes ... heart pounding ... headache ... stress ... been there, done that. Glad you were able to restore booting to Windows. If you let Linux replace the Windows boot manager with the Grub boot manager, you just have to restore the Windows boot manager when you remove Linux. This way is as good as any ...

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    Win7 64-Bit
       #315

    still getting blink cursor


    Hi Robert,

    I tried your tutorial but it is still not working. I noticed there is no boot folder in my c directory (c-drive is Win7 and d-drive is CDROM). I tried to copy the boot folder from a recovery win7 DVD to c-drive and do the MBR fix and elsewhere about using attrib command but nothing is working.

    I don't want to reinstall. Is there a way to delete MBR (not sure it it even exists) and the partition, recreate from scratch and then boot to windows?

    Thank you.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #316

    Hello Sam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If you have not already, you might see if running a startup repair may help.

    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Win7 64-Bit
       #317

    Thanks Shawn that fixed my problem :)
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #318

    You're most welcome Sam. That's great news. :)
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    sam2012 said:
    Hi Robert,

    I tried your tutorial but it is still not working. I noticed there is no boot folder in my c directory (c-drive is Win7 and d-drive is CDROM). I tried to copy the boot folder from a recovery win7 DVD to c-drive and do the MBR fix and elsewhere about using attrib command but nothing is working.

    I don't want to reinstall. Is there a way to delete MBR (not sure it it even exists) and the partition, recreate from scratch and then boot to windows?

    Thank you.
    Hello sam2012, and welcome!

    I am afraid you misunderstand the purpose of locating the boot folder. Why would you copy the boot folder to the "C" drive if Windows is not booting? You cannot fix a Windows from Windows when Windows will not boot. That is like trying to plug holes in a boat while in the middle of the ocean. The best place to repair a boat is in dry dock. That is why you boot to the repair CD or the install DVD and use the utilities to repair Windows from the CD/DVD Drive while Windows is in a dry dock like condition.

    Glad to hear the startup repair worked for you.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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