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Old 09-12-2015, 05:25 AM   #1
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Okay lads, today I made a huge fu*k up. I wanted to make a bootable flash drive to try out porteus linux. I made the stupid mistake of running an .exe file that comes with proteus (should be run from the flash drive of course) and makes the usb stick bootable from my windows 7 desktop (desktop as location /desktop) . Now I can't boot back into windows 7 and I get an error Syslinux: No default or configuration directive found and an option to type under boot.

Can anyone help me with this? I know It's a question that could be about windows but now it's linux involved too.

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Old 09-12-2015, 07:29 AM   #2
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0) you made backups prior to your "huge fu*k up" so you can easily restore the MBR,
1) you didn't bother with backups (now you know why you should) so you restore the MBR using your other-OS installer medium?..
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Stick your Win7 install disk in and select recovery. It has an automatic "Fix my Windows" or some-such. If that doesn't work (usually doesn't for me) get to a recovery shell/prompt and run "bootrec /fixmbr".
There are (used to be) articles on technet.
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Originally Posted by brinbili View Post
Okay lads, today I made a huge fu*k up
That's a minor fu*kup. A huge fu*kup is installing Linux on one's brand new Windows 8 laptop before making backup media and accidentally overwriting Windows.


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