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Old 09-05-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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Messed up mbr what do I do? I need data in my home dir...

I need to fix my netbook. I had trouble booting into windows on a dual boot eee pc with ubuntu10 and win7. as such i couldn't get into win 7 and decided to run a boot cmd and it jacked my mbr.

now it won't start and as i type this won't turn on. this is one bad day.
Old 09-06-2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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Don't panic.

Just get a boot CD and fix your MBR

Here's one guide:

And another:

Alternatively, "SuperGrub2Disk" might be just what the Dr. ordered:

Worst case, you could always mount your Windows install CD, go into rescue mode, and run "fixmbr":

It all depends on:
a) what resources you have available (although I *hope* you have at least *one* install CD, and a working CD/DVD reader)

b) what you feel most comfortable trying

Last edited by 14moose; 09-06-2010 at 12:14 AM.
Old 09-08-2010, 01:04 AM   #3
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try to fdisk /mbr,then reboot if you can reboot into win7, download a grub4dos,it can be used in windows
Old 09-20-2010, 03:43 PM   #4
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thanks peeps


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