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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bypass the Linux Grub to retrieve Windows Bootloader

Rececntly I had messed up with the Linux partitions on my laptop because of which the grub rescue wasn't letting me login to any of my operating systems. This is a simple step that I came across to bypass the Linux grub to retrieve back my Windows Boot screen back. Simple yet helpful.

1) Insert a Windows 7 upgrade disc.
2) Enter boot menu to boot from CD/DVD.
2) Proceed to repair Windows. (Caution : Do not reinstall Windows)
3) Open command prompt
4) Type in
Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
which reports a quick reply reporting, "operation ended successfully"
5) Remove disc and Reboot from HDD.

2 comments:

TBolt said...

I can't thank you enough for this info. You just saved me an all-nighter of recovering data and reloading my system. THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Like TBollt said "THANK YOU"!!!

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