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Fix MBR without Install Disk


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#1 t3s

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:39 PM

Hello again!

It appears that I've gotten myself in a bind again!

I have class in less than 10 hours and I deleted linux, thus I screwed up Grub, and therefore I cannot start my computer.

I do have a "Recovery disk" Which is supposed to fix "Boot up problems" but it is not working.

The command prompt on that disk does not support "fixmbr" or "fdisk /mbr"

Any Ideas?


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:01 PM

If you have Vista/7 DVD...

start with step 2

If you don't have Vista/7 DVD...

1. Create Vista/7 Recovery Disc.

Option 1 :
Vista: http://www.c4consulting.com.au/soluctions/...0SOLUCTIONS.htm
Windows 7: http://www.guidingtech.com/3816/system-rep...disc-windows-7/

Option 2:
Download Vista Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vist...-disc-download/
Download Windows 7 Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/
Burn it to CD, or DVD: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/G/Burning...+to+a+CD+or+DVD

2. Boot from created disk.
At first screen click on Repair your computer:
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This will bring you to a new screen where the repair process will look for all Windows Vista installations on your computer. When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box:
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After this, it will present you with a list of options including startup repair, system restore and command prompt:
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Select Command Prompt

Type in:
bootrec /FixMbr (<--- there is a "space" after "bootrec")
and then press Enter

Once completed then type Exit, press Enter and restart computer.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:37 AM

Ok I see what I did wrong...

Thanks for the help!
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:43 PM

Yep! :huh:


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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:47 PM

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