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Need to fix mbr or replace bootloader?

Q: Need to fix mbr or replace bootloader?

Okay so i installed partition magic and accidentally installed bootmagic too. I was preparing to install windows xp and ubuntu. after i reboot after installing bootmagic, i get this btmagic.img error. i think "oh well, ill just install ubuntu. I installed ubuntu on my entire hard disk (therefor removing vista that bootmagic was on). halfway through installation i get some errors and then my dvd drive ceases to function (again). i am currently running off a ubuntu off a usb. Does anone know how i can remove the btmagic error from when i boot up, or at least replace btmagic with somethin that works? I need to do this via usb too. Please help. ( also i tried to install windows xp via usb but i keep getting error 8?).
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Preferred Solution: Need to fix mbr or replace bootloader?

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My work laptop has whole disk encryption (safeguard utimaco). My hard drive is full so I convinced the IT guy to temporarily decrypt my hard drive so that I can image the original drive and copy it to a larger hard drive. This saves me from reinstalling windows and starting from scratch.

The problem is that even though the drive is decrypted, the bootloader for utimaco is still there. So when I imaged the new drive and tried to boot it, the utimaco bootloader freaks out and won't boot. So, I'm thinking I should be able to just run the xp recovery console from the xp install disc and do a fixboot to reinstall the windows bootloader, but I thought I would double check with the experts...

Thanks in advance.

A:remove utimaco bootloader (reinstall windows bootloader)

That would be the first step to run FIXBOOT from the Recovery Console, you may need to do FIXMBR if that doesn't work.
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A:Grub (a bootloader for linux) won't let me through to vista bootloader

Originally Posted by kautzken

Also, please no idiots telling me to change my BIOS boot device priority to boot from cd first, obviously I'm able to boot from my Vista os dvd in order to get to the recovery features, I want to boot from the hd not a cd.

When requesting help from us, it's best to be polite.

1. download EasyBCD
2. install it
3. go to 'Manage Bootloader' tab
4. select 'reinstall the vista bootloader' (this may be different)
5. click on 'Write MBR'
6. go to 'Add/Remove entries' tab
7. select Linux tab
(should be)
type: grub
name: neosmart grub
drive: (select drive that says something like 'Linux native')
8. Add entry
9. repeat 7 & 8 but the drive should be 'linux swap'
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A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?
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A:How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

Have you ever tried right click drag and drop ?
There will be a list option after you drop,
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A:Find & Replace (but Replace in a different Column)

see attached. But actually getting that data back to the table, if that is what you want, is a bit trickier.
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A:Bootloader can't see XP

Boot from the 7 installation CD and select Repair your computer from the Install screen. Then, select the Windows 7 partition. Startup Repair may run automatically, but if not then just select it from the next screen. Try booting back into XP once it finishes.

If that doesn't work, try the same thing, but choose the XP partition instead.

Let us know how it goes. Good luck.
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A:Help about bootloader

Sorry - Do you want Ubuntu to show up on the Windows Bootloader? Or do you want to get rid of the Grub Bootloader because you can't boot into Windows?

Many Thanks,
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A:Bootloader help

You need to run the Bootsect.exe /nt60 command, but you need the Install DVD to do that.

Bootsect Command-Line Options

Download Windows 7 ISO (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links) ? My Digital Life

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A:How to fix bootloader?

So sda2 has what on it?
Looks like sda3 is WIndows.
What about sda5?

If you have a Windows 10 flash drive, you can rebuild the bootloader that way...unless you want to use GRUB as the bootloader, then you'll need to boot off of one of your Linux installers and rebuild the GRUB bootloader.

Also, no need to post multiple times in a row. You can edit your posts to add information.
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A:Fix bootloader?

Do you have all the latest drivers for you mobo installed? I see there is a BIOS update as well as a chipset.
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A:Bootloader gone :(

Hello, and Welcome This may work but I can't make any promises.
Download and install EasyBCD. It's free for home use. Run the program. You may have to install .NET Framework 2 in order to run it.
Click the BCD deployment button on the left. Under MBR configuration Options click the Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR then click the Write MBR button.
Reboot. You should be able to boot to Windows 7
If you do not have a XP entry, that can be fixed later.
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A:Fix bootloader

I would doubt very much that you removed all your boot devices from your Bios settings - Disabled Maybe...

With the drive out - Go into your Bios and Restore Factory Defaults..

This should allow you to bring up your Boot Menu during post...

Unless we can get it to boot SOMETHING we are pretty much SOL.. You gotta be able to at least boot the setup media

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A:Bootloader Issue?

Something got hosed up and now Windows 10 thinks that 7 is the main OS.

You will most likely have to format the drive and start fresh.

What do you mean by 10 having the mouse? Are you talking about the initial screen when 10 first starts loading?
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A:Burg bootloader

Never read someone intentionally downloading a Grub before :/
My question is why
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A:windows bootloader

Windows 7 will replace the XP bootloader to
control booting.
If windows 7 does not see your XP partition,
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A:Grub Bootloader

Do you think you might get more help in the Linux forum here at TSG? I've seen (and used) some very helpful replies there?
You could ask a mod to move this thread if you think that's a good idea.

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A:Bootloader for W7 and Vista

Take a look here:

Startup Repair - Vista Forums

Create a Recovery Disc - Vista Forums
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A:bootloader corrupt?

and I also deleted an ubuntu partition from the end of my disk

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot
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A:Windows 8 Bootloader

I haven't played with *nix in a long time but this will help you add a *nix OS to the Windows 8 boot loader and do all sorts of other wonderful things without having to resort to getting all command happy:

Download EasyBCD 2.1.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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A:restore bootloader?

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A:BootLoader - Very Confused

Life Lesson # 2135: ALWAYS unplug ALL hard drives EXCEPT one when you are installing an OS.

Otherwise, you're going to end up with a mess like this with bootloaders and stuff scattered all over the place.

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Make sense?

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How do you wish to proceed?
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A:Damaged bootloader

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A:editing the bootloader?

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BCDEdit Reference

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I don't understand how repairing Vista had any effect on your boot.ini on a separate partition without affecting any other files there. Do you have anything else unusual about your setup?

Of course, XP would not be listed in the BCD. If it were, you would not need to add it as a boot option because it would be there already.

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Quote: Originally Posted by codeholder

Hello everyone,

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1) Is there any possibility to recovery old Vista form recovery partition?
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Thank You very much for any answer.


First you would get more response for a vista OS on vista ( but.

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Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
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EasyBCD 2.1

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Hello and welcome to TSG Forums.

Most importantly, to take out the files you want in case this system is about to fall over completely, buy a cheap USB converter or dock to enable you to slave your hard disk to another machine. E-Bay will have them and they're well worth having - just make sure you get the right converter - either for a SATA disk or IDE (PATA).

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You are better off in a Linux forum for bootloader questions.

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Startup Repair

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I enter in ubuntu without usb and i can see all my files from windows desktop.

Do you mean you can boot into Ubuntu on your HD. From there you can see your windows 8 partition?

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To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
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A:Bootloader question [partioned HDD]

Quote: Originally Posted by al4x

i currently have a hdd with vista and W7 on it

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Can you post back a screenshot of your EasyBCD listings page and full Disk Management drive map?
Use Snipping tool in Start menu, attach files using paper clip in reply box.

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Quote: Originally Posted by NSDCars5

I got my desktop with XP and Ubuntu down, and wiped off the whole HDD to install W7. Then I installed Ubuntu back and when I start my PC, I get the Ubuntu bootloader. Is there any way to reclaim my W7 bootloader? (The only thing I don't like about Ubuntu is the bootloader)

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This may help.
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EasyBCD Download Registration Page &mdash; NeoSmart Technologies
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I'd have installed the OS's in their order of age to benefit from the improvements in the boot loader of the newer OS.

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How to delete Windows 8 install.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8
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clear the drive with killdisk

then format and install

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