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Thread: Need help with Win 7 partition

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Need help with Win 7 partition

    Following is the partition of my hard disk:

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda2 * 2048 445399039 222698496 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 445401086 488396799 21497857 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 445401088 482123775 18361344 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 482125824 488396799 3135488 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    I used to have another VISTA recovery partition, which was accidentally deleted.
    Now I am not able to login to Win 7.

    I tried to fixboot and MBR, but still I get "BootMGR not found" error.
    Windows recovery console shows a valid Win 7 installation.

    Any help is appreciated.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Staunton, Va. USA
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Need help with Win 7 partition

    Try Rescutux. Download .iso file and use Brasero to burn an image. Set bios to boot from optical drive and stqrt computer with CD in drive.I suggest using Super Grub2 to boot. Once in you should be able to reconstruct MBR.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Need help with Win 7 partition

    Were boot files in another NTFS partition (sda1) and you since moved boot flag to sda2? You may be missing bootmgr & BCD?

    Vista/7 (with 7 the first two files are usually in a separate 100MB boot partition)
    /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

    If you have a Windows 7 repairCD that is the same 32 bit or 64 bit version as your install you can copy the bootmgr to your install and use bdcEdit or EasyBCD to repair BCD.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
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