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I'm the creator and non-programmer behind Fiction Fights, trying to teach myself Python so I can actually do things on the Web instead of standing around and watching frustrated while other people make cool concepts come to life.


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accepted How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
Strangely enough, when all else had failed, moving the WBM to the top of the list in EasyUEFI saved the day. I still can't figure out what's going on in there, but at least I don't have to boot up every time with a second keyboard in my PS2 port hammering the F12 key. Thanks, harrymc!
Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
All "Detailed Information" for entries other than Windows Boot Manager are blank.
Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
The Windows disc is not recognized as a valid repair disk as I have upgraded Windows to SP1 and the install disk is not SP1.
Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
rEFInd works in terms of it finds the Windows EFI and boots it just like F12 does; I'm not sure if its terminal contains commands I can use to repair, or if it's just a reporting tool.
Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
Added a pastebin link from boot-repair in Linux, and an EasyUEFI screen shot.
Aug
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Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
There is no "restore backup" option in Boot Repair. For extra fun, under "Advanced/MBR options," the "Restore the MBR of" dropdown doesn't even let me select any of the partitions on the system drive (sda). It just gives me access to a secondary data drive and an external HD. I'll give REFInd a shot.
Aug
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Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
I DID run the Ubuntu boot repair after install. I tried the bcdedit command, but got "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. Access is denied." I can guarantee that the Windows installation is not trashed, because I am in Windows right now, using F12 at boot to access some sort of Windows bootloader that still exists somewhere on my system. Windows isn't gone. Its bootloader (or EFI loader, or what have you) is alive on my system, but I can only access it through the BIOS.
Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
(I was using the find-the-UEFI-version-of-the-boot-CD method, if that helps)
Aug
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Aug
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
Hmm. Worked like a charm, the ubuntu entry was deleted (the UEFI entries were in the same order as the BIOS order, not the F12 order), but... BOOTMGR Not Found on reboot. The ubuntu entry now doesn't appear in the F12 boot menu, but the system still can't find BOOTMGR. Added a photo of the new boot menu to the intial post.
Jul
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comment How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?
Added screenshot of Windows Disk Management. The EFI System Partition (100 MB) doesn't have a drive letter, and cannot be set as active.
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