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How to fix win7 MBR from a WinXP USB link


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#1 ram090

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

I deleted the MBR/partition on my PC's HD, I had a laptop HD connected via USB(I was testing it) and even though the laptop HD came up as a 'disk' it was not fully recognized, I was playing about with a HD tool, whisky something and deleted my own HD's MBR instead of the laptop one.

 

On the next boot of the PC I get,

 

Status: 0xc000000e. Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

 

After connecting the PC's HD via USB to another laptop(Win XP) I can see all the files on the drive, I think I used the whisky app again and it showed the drive just as a 'disk' with no partitions(and I assume MBR).

 

So it seems bootrec and BCDEdit are the win 7 tools to use from within win 7 although I am working from win xp which uses fixboot, fixmbr, boocfg etc.

 

So how(if I can) fix the mbr and partitions of the win 7 HD from a win xp drive via usb?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 01:39 PM

XP tools...work on XP systems.

 

Win 7 tools work on either both.

 

You cannot repair a Win 7 boot problem...just using XP.

 

Do you have a Win 7 install DVD?

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:30 AM

XP tools...work on XP systems.

 

Win 7 tools work on either both.

 

You cannot repair a Win 7 boot problem...just using XP.

 

Do you have a Win 7 install DVD?

 

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No, is there such a thing as a win 7 repair disk, that just has the command line repair options?



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

Repair Install - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

 

Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

 

Repair Install - Windows 7 - http://www.w7forums.com/repair-install-t1204.html

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Click on the Start orb and type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
 
cmd will appear above the Search box under Programs, right click on it and choose Run as administrator.
 
When the Elevated Command Prompt open type in bootrec /rebuildbcd and press Enter.
 
Hopefully you will receive the following message.
 

Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.
 
If you receive the following message you will need to rebuild the Boot Configuration Data.  If this turns out to be the case we will go on from there.
 

Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 1
[1]  D:\Windows  (D: is the drive letter, this may be different on your computer)
Add installation to boot list? Yes<Y>/No<N>/All<A>:

Edited by dc3, 12 March 2014 - 02:14 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:53 AM

Did you not read what I said, I said I have the win7 HD connected via usb to a windows xp laptop, windows xp doesn't have boot.rec and wouldn't even run it if I downloaded a copy of it. Are there not any tools out there that will allow me to repair the win7 mbr via usb from windows xp?


Edited by hamluis, 13 March 2014 - 07:14 PM.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

Yes I read it.  I thought you would understand that you would need to do this from the computer with the hdd installed, not through a USB port.

 

By the way, you don't need to quote each of my replies.


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