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 Post subject: Restore windows bootloader/mbr without Windows DVD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:41 pm 
Willamette
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Got a Win 7 (x64 home premium) comp with a corrupt bootloader that won't boot to Windows. How can I reinstall or recover the bootloader without the windows dvd?


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 Post subject: Re: Restore windows bootloader/mbr without Windows DVD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Hit F8 on a boot and select Repair your Computer. From there you can try a Start-up repair or try something from the command prompt.


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 Post subject: Re: Restore windows bootloader/mbr without Windows DVD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:00 pm 
Willamette
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Mashing F8 would still just show blinking cursor. Just got a UBCD burned and installed the GAG bootloader on my roomies comp, so at least it will boot to Windows now. I should be good from here, I'll probably use EasyBCD to get him all fixed up now that I can get into Windows.

Still kinda wondering what could have caused it, since he came back and said his computer just showed blank cursor on screen. I suspect that it was rebooting after installing Win7 SP1 and something went a little wrong. Any thoughts?


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