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I uninstalled Linux and it deleted my MBR

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So as you can see in the name of the thread, my MBR is now gone and I cannot find my install disk for Vista. Is there a way i can get it back by booting a program to a flash drive or something?
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post #2 of 12
You are going to need a windows disk, you can go download an iso from (insert download site here) and just use it to repair your installation.

NOTE: Downloading a stock windows disk iso is not illegal in anyway, If you aren't pirating the CD key.
post #3 of 12
No need to go to any warez websites. If you search Google for "Vista recovery disk" you'll get a bunch of legitimate downloads. The recovery disks are free to download.

Edit: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/
post #4 of 12
Which linux distro did u install.
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post #5 of 12
put the Windows 7 install disk in
boot to it
pick repair
go to command promt and do
bootrec /fixmbr
press enter
bootrec /fixboot
press enter
restart

There's also a linux recovery method
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post #6 of 12
Assuming you're downloading a Vista recovery disk, once you get into the recovery choose the command prompt option then run the 2 following commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

You'll be good to go.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
put the Windows 7 install disk in
boot to it
pick repair
go to command promt and do
bootrec /fixmbr
press enter
bootrec /fixboot
press enter
restart

There's also a linux recovery method
this.
post #8 of 12
can even look for mbr tools and avoid the entire windows download all together.hirens provides soem helpful tools...

maybe upgrade from vista though?
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
put the Windows 7 install disk in
boot to it
pick repair
go to command promt and do
bootrec /fixmbr
press enter
bootrec /fixboot
press enter
restart

There's also a linux recovery method
sweet! thanks very much! you guys saved my life haha
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post #10 of 12
http://www.arsgeek.com/2008/01/15/ho...ubuntu-livecd/
Here's the method using a ubuntu live cd
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