Saturday, May 12, 2012

How to Restore the Windows 7 MBR (Master Boot Record)

If you have been dual booting with Linux, then you probably know one of the Linux boot managers like Grub or LILO has been installed in the MBR of your hard drive. What can you do when you no longer want Linux on that hard drive? This tutorial will show you how to use your 7 DVD and bootsect.exe to restore the "bootsector code" of the MBR and allow you to begin booting to Windows 7 again.

follow my step to do this

1. Boot your computer to the Windows 7 DVD (or to a "Repair CD"). At this screen choose to install now.

2. Select your language and click next.
 3. Click the button for "Use recovery tools".
 4. Then select "Command Prompt".
 5. When open, the command prompt will look like this:
 . The command we will use, bootsect.exe, is in a folder (named boot) on the DVD.
We need to know what drive letter has been assigned the DVD drive to access the folder.

 In this screen shot, the 7 DVD is letter:
 7. Use your DVD drive letter and
 to verify that bootcect.exe is there (if you really need to)
 8. To restore the "bootsector code":
 NOTE: If this method fails to restore the MBR, you can try the bootrec command as it is also a tool for repairing the MBR.

9. When completed successfully,
This will close the command prompt window.

10. Now select Shut Down or Restart

 11. Then you can reboot your computer into Windows.
hope you enjoy this.


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