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PC not *quite* booting up normally (MBR issue, I think)


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#1 Venek

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:32 AM

A while ago, as a way of researching and trying out new things, I installed Ubuntu on a second hard drive on my computer and made my PC dual-boot at start-up (GRUB2), choosing between the two OS's. Since then, I decided that while Ubuntu was certainly nice, I didn't really use it all that much and decided to get rid of it. So, I wiped my second hard drive clean and got rid of GRUB2. That seemed to do the trick, except that when booting up, the OS loading screen is *WAAAYYYY* slower and takes longer to kick in. It does, eventually, but it's driving me a little nuts that there's some kind of residual junk that's probably in the MBR or something that's causing this.

 

Question: is GRUB2 running off my motherboard or the hard drive? I ask because either today or tomorrow, I get my new hard drive to do a fresh install of Win7. If it's on the hard drive, then the problem is already solved. If it's NOT, however, and it's a problem that's on the motherboard, will clearing the CMOS and resetting BIOS do the trick? Does that bring BIOS back to its original factory version and I have to flash it again to the newest one?

 

Thanks a bunch.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

did u edit the boot.ini file after formatting the drive ?


Edited by agent47v2.0, 23 October 2014 - 08:57 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:56 AM

did u edit the boot.ini file after formatting the drive ?

 

You meant BCD, right? In fact, I think I ran the repair AND rebuild, both to no avail.

 

What I really want to know is whether GRUB2 or the MBR is on the motherboard in BIOS or on the hard drive itself. I suppose I'll find out once I install my new hard drive and start installing the OS.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:04 AM

Chances are that it is in the hard drive .
Not sure.




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