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  1. 14

    Anon

    You have to “like” their page on Facebook to download? What a load of crap.

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    1. 14.1

      finid

      That’s new. It wasn’t like that when I wrote that article. In fact they did not even have a Facebook page at that time. Sad.

      Reply
      1. 14.1.1

        Alan

        I found you can ignore the facebook request and leave the name and email boxes blank – just click the download button.

        PS Thank you for the tutorial.

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  2. 13

    Abdel Ouery

    Thanks, Very Good Tutorial :)

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  3. 12

    fas10u

    Nice tutorial.
    I edit 4 oper.. systems very easy.
    Thanks

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    1. 11.1
  4. 10

    proton

    I’ve done this before, but taking pain to write the tutorial.
    Thank you for that.. …!! :)
    keep it up..

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  6. 9

    Kaleb (Technology Xpert)

    I had to do the bootrec /rebuildbcd

    That fixed it for me…

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  7. 8

    kumanan

    i restore windows boot loader menu successively but after i selecting linux it show linux boot loader again now i am have two boot loader 1st windowsboot loader 2nd linux boot loader how to remove the linux boot loader… plz help me
    i am using both two os

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    1. 8.1

      finid

      It’s actually easy. Just edit the /etc/default/grub file and change GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 to GRUB_TIMEOUT=0.

      Note: The values 10 and 0 are time in seconds, so you are just changing the time the system waits to boot without user input from 10 seconds to zero.

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      1. 8.1.1
  8. 7

    laikexpert

    1.) Windows 7 install disk
    2.) Repair your computer
    3.) Command Prompt

    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot

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    1. 7.1

      David

      @laikexpert
      Thank you so much. That helped more than this whole article!

      Reply
      1. 7.1.1

        finid

        And what happens if you do not have the Windows 7 install disk?

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        1. 7.1.1.1

          Edwin

          You can make a “startup repair” disc with an iso you get from the microsoft website, for free. It serves the same purpose.

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  9. 6

    Ajith R Nair

    nice information here
    check this out too
    http://tinyurl.com/7g6btz3

    Reply
  10. 5

    Gustavo

    How can I fix my Windows bootloader if can’t I boot into windows???

    Reply
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  12. 4

    Jim Bellino

    wow.valuble technicle article

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  13. 3

    jg

    I’m pretty sure that for all versions of Windows since at least XP, you just boot from your Windows CDROM, type ‘r’ to get the “recovery console”, and then type the command:

    fixmbr

    It’s a lot easier. Should work from a startup disk too.

    I’ve done a fixmbr numerous times.

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    1. 3.1

      sydz

      … yes, but it’s usefull in case you don’t have the MS Windows installation CD/DVD but a set of CDs or DVDs made by a proprietary recovery tool, shipped with pre-installed OS PC or laptop (Toshiba for example)… :(

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    2. 3.2

      sydz

      Hum… by the way check here :
      http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Repairing+the+Windows+Bootloader

      “… Back in the days of Windows XP, it didn’t take much effort to fix a broken bootloader. Just stick your Windows XP in the drive, hit ‘R’ for the recovery console, and fixmbr to your heart’s content.
      But with Windows Vista and its new bootloader, things have become infinitely more complex. There are a lot of files that need to be restored, tons of data that needs to be recreated, and a lot of configuration that needs to be set up just to get Windows Vista to boot. And if you’re aiming to dual-boot, it’s that much harder…”

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      1. 3.2.1

        jg

        Well that’s why it’s even more important to use Microsoft’s own fixmbr (rather than a Linux tool) to fix your Windows bootloader. fixmbr is designed to make sure that all that “lost Windows data” is properly restored. The linux tool may or may not. (I assume/hope the makers of EasyBSD reverse-engineered fixmbr to make sure they’re doing it right). Even then, you want to use the version of fixmbr for your version of Windows. For example, for Win8, run the fixmbr off your Win8 recovery disk. Do NOT use the “Install Vista/Win 7″ entry of EasyBCD, which may or may not work.

        Fixmbr is the most safe, and easy, way to restore the Windows mbr.

        Then, you could use EasyBCD, or SystemRescueCD or some such linux tool, to boot into your existing linux partition, and run its command to restore grub (which will ensure that the proper version of grub is restored).

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        1. 3.2.1.1

          finid

          Fyi, EasyBCD is NOT “a Linux tool.” It is a Windows application.

          Reply

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