Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have this problem that even before booting into Win7, my laptop gets stuck in a black screen with a blinking keyboard cursor on it.
It happened after I formatted one of my other partitions.
I have tried everything including bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot, and I have even tried using Ubuntu grub to boot windows but unfortunately even grub does not identify my Windows installation.
I really don't want to do a reinstalltion of Windows...

share|improve this question
1  
Did you format the partition Windows 7 was installed on? That's what it sounds like. –  CharlieRB Apr 6 '12 at 11:49
    
And I am supposed to know that how? I was just asking a question. No need to get your panties in a bunch. Good luck. Hope you get it figured out. –  CharlieRB Apr 7 '12 at 23:53
add comment

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Insert the Windows 7 installation DVD and boot from your DVD drive. You may have to change the boot order through system BIOS to boot from your DVD.

  2. Choose your default "Language," "Time" and "Keyboard Input" on the first window and click "Next."

  3. Click on the "Repair Your Computer" option to gain access to the System Recovery window. Now choose "Command Prompt" to run the Bootsect.exe utility. Bootsect is located inside the boot folder so change your directory to boot. Now run

bootsect /nt60 C:\

if you had Windows 7 initially installed in the C partition. Alternatively, you can run

bootsect /nt60 SYS

or >

bootsect /nt60 ALL

to repair the SYStem partition or ALL partitions. Eject the DVD and restart your computer. Your computer should now boot Windows 7 again.


Source of Information

Microsoft bootsect command meanings

share|improve this answer
add comment

Try this in the recovery environment:

bootrec /rebuildbcd
share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.