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Old 08-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #61
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If your sda1 was the "Windows reserved" partition and had the boot loader inside then the actual Windows partition would be in sda2. The former would be the drive "C" while the latter would be the Drive "D". Therefore your Windows has been installed and work as a "D" drive.

By removing sda1 you would be forcing the sda2 to become a Drive "C" and the installed Windows should not boot.

It will boot again if you have sda1 formatted in ntfs and has the boot loader inside.

In essence you will need to copy bootmgr and \boot from the Win7 installation DVD into the sda1 and execute the steps as Post #47 except you need to alter (hd0,2) to (hd0,1).
 
Old 08-05-2010, 08:58 AM   #62
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so would i boot into linux and copy it over or what?
 
Old 08-05-2010, 12:27 PM   #63
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You can copy any CD/DVD files and folders into a NTFS partition using a booted up Linux.

Equally you can do exactly the same thing from a booted up Windows installation CD/DVD.

The difference is you still need the second alternative to repair the Windows boot loader.

With Linux you do have the advantage of able to see all Winodws hidden files and folders.

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