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    Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    Yes you are right all I'm running is Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop

    And here is what I got when I did that in the terminal:


    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    225 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    sector size (logical/physical: 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/0 size (minimum/optimal: 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Device boot Start End Blocks ID System
    /dev/sda 1 * 2048 969058303 484528128 83 Liniux
    /dev/sda2 96906350 976771071 3855361 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 969060352 976771071 3855360 82 Linux swap / solaris
    Oh and here is the error code when I try to system restore in case nobody saw it.
    Restore Failed--Error code 0x3ed (The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make suretha tall required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.)
    That is word for word what the error code message says. The discs I bought from the Gateway official website because I didn't make any when I bought my computer.
    Last edited by Da_Bomb_Digity; September 1st, 2011 at 02:16 AM.

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    Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    His present priority seems to focus on getting his Win 7 back on track.Mentions use of Win7 rescue disk for a system rescue if my guess is right ,which went awry. That is what prompted me to try help him.Hope my intentions are not misplaced,as i am a Linux lover

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    Lightbulb Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    I ran into this before...

    The actual problem is the MBR, not the partitions. You can fix this by using the Live CD and wiping out the MBR.
    Code:
    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
    Note: of={device}, whatever it is for your system.
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    Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Odds View Post
    I ran into this before...

    The actual problem is the MBR, not the partitions. You can fix this by using the Live CD and wiping out the MBR.
    Code:
    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
    Note: of={device}, whatever it is for your system.
    What exactly does this entail doing? And what are the risks?

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    Lightbulb Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Da_Bomb_Digity View Post
    What exactly does this entail doing? And what are the risks?
    I'm not sure what you mean....

    You want to reinstall windows on that hard drive, right?

    I'm assuming that you have everything off the drive already, right?

    This operation would make a normal system unbootable. But you really don't care because you're trying to do a fresh install from DVDs.

    It just wipes the MBR (Master Boot Record). Windows will put it's own boot record there during install, but it's too stupid to just overwrite what's there now.

    When you installed Ubuntu before, it put it's own boot loader there (GRUB). That's what the Windows installer is upset about.
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    Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Odds View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean....

    You want to reinstall windows on that hard drive, right?

    I'm assuming that you have everything off the drive already, right?

    This operation would make a normal system unbootable. But you really don't care because you're trying to do a fresh install from DVDs.

    It just wipes the MBR (Master Boot Record). Windows will put it's own boot record there during install, but it's too stupid to just overwrite what's there now.

    When you installed Ubuntu before, it put it's own boot loader there (GRUB). That's what the Windows installer is upset about.
    I see so by uninstalling Linux I'll be able to reinstall windows, essentially. If Windows still doesn't work for some strange reason, would I be able to put Ubuntu back on it with no issues?

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    Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Da_Bomb_Digity View Post
    I see so by uninstalling Linux I'll be able to reinstall windows, essentially. If Windows still doesn't work for some strange reason, would I be able to put Ubuntu back on it with no issues?
    yes, exactly you can reinstall using the live-cd no problems
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    Re: System Restore back to Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Da_Bomb_Digity View Post
    I see so by uninstalling Linux I'll be able to reinstall windows, essentially. If Windows still doesn't work for some strange reason, would I be able to put Ubuntu back on it with no issues?
    Like I mentioned, I had the exact problem. Also with a Gateway laptop and this is how I fixed it and reinstalled Windows 7.

    Just do it....

    P.S. As I mentioned, this is just stupid on the Windows installer side. It sees an MBR that is doesn't understand so it fails. Problem is, most people just want to wipe it out and get going with the install. They should at least have an option that says "Do you want to wipe it out anyway?" or something like that.
    Last edited by Slim Odds; September 1st, 2011 at 03:37 PM. Reason: P.S.
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