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Old 08-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Recovering Vista after deleting Backtrack


A while back I had installed Backtrack alongside my windows vista OS. Everything was fine until I decided to delete the Backtrack partition without any knowledge of what was going to happen. When I restarted my computer, I get the "error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>" prompt. Basically I'm wondering if all I need to repair this is the SuperGrubDisk or a vista repair disk or both. And maybe some steps to fix this problem. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Oh and I apologize in advance if this has already been answered a million times. I've tried searching for this problem and have found some things but just wanted someone to make this clear and easy for me. I have no linux knowledge at all.
 
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Boot from your Vista-DVD, start the recovery console and launch the command
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bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Then reboot and you should be fine.
 
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot for the reply man.

I have two questions about your reply.

1. Can i just download an OEM recovery disk and use that, seeing how I have no idea where the original is?

2. Would I also need the "bootrec.exe /fixboot" command or just the one you gave?

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All is explained here from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
 
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot guys! I will try this out when I get home from work and will let you know how it goes.
 
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Thanks a lot for the reply man.

I have two questions about your reply.

1. Can i just download an OEM recovery disk and use that, seeing how I have no idea where the original is?

2. Would I also need the "bootrec.exe /fixboot" command or just the one you gave?
1. You can download the free 90-days trial of Windows 7 Enterprise to use it for recovery.

2. Normally this is not necessary for that task, it is only necessary if you installed Windows NT/2000/XP after Vista/7, but it will not harm.
 
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #7
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Cool thanks for the link and the info!

I literally just got done asking a guy here at work if I could use a Win 7 disk to do a Vista recovery and he told me no. That I'd have to have a Vista install disk. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 08-30-2011, 07:38 PM   #8
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Worked exactly like you said it would. Thank you very much TobiSGD. Very simple. If there is a way I can turn this into a solved thread let me know.
 
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Scratch that last question. Thanks again!
 
  


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