[STICKY]Howto restore Windows7 mbr if GNU/Linux not for

[STICKY]Howto restore Windows7 mbr if GNU/Linux not for

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:33 am

OK, so you have tried Zorin OS or another flavour of GNU/Linux and you want to get back to a working version of Windows 7. Well hopefully you will have read the post on 'How to install GNU/Linux alongside Windows' and you will have created a 'Windows Repair Disc'. To create one, just click on your Windows 7 menu button and in the search bar at the bottom of the menu, enter 'Windows Repair Disc':

repair disc.jpg


After you have created your repair disc keep it in a safe place in a cd jewel case and out of direct sunlight.

So you have removed GNU/Linux from your drive, you boot into what you think will be winidows and all you get is something like:

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GRUB>


Time to find that repair disc and place in your DVD drive and reboot. When you reboot, just like Windows XP you should get a message that reads:

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Press any key to boot from CD ...
- do so!

The first screen will ask to match the keyboard for the country you reside in - do so!

Next you will get various options - choose the last one: 'Command Prompt with Administrative rights'.

Once there, enter this command:

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bootrec.exe /FixBoot
and press your Enter/Return key.

Then:

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bootrec.exe /FixMbr
and press your Enter/Return key.

Next, enter

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Exit
and press the enter key. You should be back at the options menu. Reboot your machine but don't press any key until windows has booted up, then remove your repair disc.

You now have your Windows back in place! :D
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