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Windows 7: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

21 Jan 2010   #60
Acc1999

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Searching for problems... None detected!

DONE! No problems were found... is that BAD?

Yes, it is bad! The Grub is not gone! What now? Please note that my Ubuntu install is not inside Windows...

Help!


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21 Jan 2010   #61
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Acc1999 View Post
Searching for problems... None detected!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Acc1999 View Post
DONE! No problems were found... is that BAD?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Acc1999 View Post
Yes, it is bad! The Grub is not gone! What now? Please note that my Ubuntu install is not inside Windows...

Help!
OK I just restored the Windows boot loader on my test computer.

You will want to boot to your DVD and instead of the "Start Repair", go to the bottom of the window to "Command Prompt". Next you need to find your DVD disk, one way is to enter Drive letters and check the contents to locate the DVD. (DiskPart could show you a list of the drives and letters also) If you have the 100MB "System Reserved" partition, the bios will see that as the C: drive, then your Windows 7 would be the D: drive, so your DVD might be E:

When you find your DVD, as in the Tutorial, you will need to type:

bootsect /nt60 SYS /force /mbr

SIW2 suggested the /mbr switch an hour ago ... thanks pal, a good catch on your part! I had to add the /force switch to get it to work for my system.

When done I had the Windows boot menu restored. If you only have Windows 7, it should boot without showing any menu.

Next ...
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21 Jan 2010   #62
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi peter,

You only the /force switch to force a temporary dismount if you are booted into windows.

Shouldn't need it if you are running the command from winre.
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22 Jan 2010   #63
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi peter,

You only need the /force switch to force a temporary dismount if you are booted into windows.

Shouldn't need it if you are running the command from winre.
Right again. Thanks again.

I make no claim to be able to understand what goes on deep in the code of computer processes. I restored the Grub boot loader to my test system and executed the command again, first with only the added switch "/mbr". Last time I received several lines of error or warning messages and no "successful" message until I added the "/force" switch. This time the command was successful without the "/force" switch. Imagine that!? I have updated the Tutorial instructions to include the "/mbr" switch by default.

Cheers!
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22 Jan 2010   #64
Acc1999

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Uh Oh

The computer I was using to see this site ran out of battery power, so I am using the 'sick' computer. When I did the auto-fix, it said no problems found, all three times. It didn't work at all. I am about to see the original post, so see what happens next...
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22 Jan 2010   #65
Acc1999

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Again

Yes, but that comes back to my problem: There is no 'boot' listed in step 4.
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22 Jan 2010   #66
Acc1999

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Wait..

Let me try that. I have to restart because it is the same laptop today.
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22 Jan 2010   #67
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Acc1999 View Post
Yes, but that comes back to my problem: There is no 'boot' listed in step 4.
Following the Tutorial step by step ... you would open the command prompt and type:
D:
and hit enter. Then type:
dir
and hit enter. If you do not see the DVD label or the Boot folder, then go t the next letter:
E:
and hit enter. Then type:
dir
and hit enter. If you do not see the DVD label or the Boot folder, then go to the next letter:
F:
and hit enter. then type:
dir
If you still do not see the DVD label or the Boot folder, keep trying and let me know ...
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22 Jan 2010   #68
Acc1999

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
YAY!

It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now to remove Ubuntu... How do I do it?

I just did the tutorial exactly as it is.
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22 Jan 2010   #69
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Acc1999 View Post
It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now to remove Ubuntu... How do I do it?

I just did the tutorial exactly as it is.
Excellent! I had every confidence you could do it!!

In Windows 7, click the "Start Buttton" lower left, and type: Disk Management
in the search bar just above the "Start Button"
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