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Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 - How to fix the MBR

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  • Hi, I have Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 installed on my dev box, some time back I also installed RHEL 5 (dual boot) as well for testing purposes. I don't need the RHEL on my dev box anymore as I have a got a separate box for it now.

    So, I am planning to remove the Linux partition now, but the thing is I will loose my MBR in that case. I saw online some posts saying that 'bootrec /fixmbr' and 'bootrec /fixboot' do not work for Windows Server 2008, and therefore I am skeptical of deleting the Linux partition without knowing the exact way to recover the MBR in Windows 2008 R2.

    I have lots of stuff saved on my windows partition and I do not want to get in a situation where I can't recover the boot record. Can someone please provide a link / description to the boot recovery steps.

    Thanks! 

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    I would like to suggest you read the following Microsoft KB articles and perform the mentioned suggestions to repair the startup issue.

     

    Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information"

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

     

    How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/KB/927392

     

    Regards,


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