installed vista after 7 ruined my 7 mbr!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kkffiirr, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    i installed my windows 7 on my secondary partiton, it worked, and then i installed vista on the first partition, then i discovered that by doing that i destroyed my windows 7 MBR and BOOT info, so now when i boot, i see only vista, even though all the 7 files are intact in the secondary partition.

    i tried the repair console from win7 dvd, but in the OS selection menu, i see only Windows Vista.

    what to do?
     
  2. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    is it working with win 7?
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Just get on with it, or do you want me to come & do it for you as well?

    sebus
     
  4. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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  5. nlspecial

    nlspecial MDL Novice

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    If doing a dual boot always install the oldest microsoft os first. If you do new then old you will have to repair the master boot record using bcdedit or third party software
     
  6. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Yup, thats what i am doing when i use a dual boot :cool:
     
  7. Dutchman01

    Dutchman01 MDL Member

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    That's why i use Norton Ghost 14

    restore image never give's trouble with lost OS on parttions.
     
  8. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    i tried adding it with bcd, and i got this when i choose the windows 7 entry that i made:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2974&stc=1&d=1253032462
     

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  9. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    you could install grub.

    btw. did you try to set the second partition as active too?
     
  10. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    no, but it never been bootable...
    how to use grub with it?
     
  11. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    You can also just boot from the win7 dvd, select your language and than click on 'repair your computer'.
    Once it has searched for windows installations, make shure the upper checkbox is selected, on the next screen open the commandprompt.
    Type bootrec /fixboot
    then bootrec /fixmbr (it could be that the last one isn't necesary after you've done the first).

    this writes a new bootsector/mbr to the harddisk wich compatibel with win7
     
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