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restoring dual boot

Discussion in Help Desk started by the attax, Jun 28, 2010

  1. Apr 18, 2010
    I got a key logger or steam stealer on my main partition so i made a separate partition and installed win 7 on it so i could play without worrying about my steam account getting stolen (again) since the file was FUD. i used to have a dual boot setup but now its gone so i automatically get booted into the separate partition with no option to boot into the main partition. Is there a way to restore the dual boot option?
  2. Dec 30, 2006
    There is a way, but don't do it. I took the step that way and fucked up my main partition and i got stuck in an ever lasting reboot. It has something to do with a corrupted/deleted bootmtr or something like that.

    Just reformat the whole thing. lol save yourself the hassle.

    But if you decide to go this path, google is awesome.
  3. Apr 18, 2010
    Alright ill just format :/
  4. Mar 2, 2010
    All you would have to do is reinstall GRUB/LILO if Linux is your main partition, or you could use msconfig in Windows 7 if it's your main partition and that's what it's booting into.

    I don't know what Secondary is talking about. I've never got stuck in a looping reboot. :\

    Word of advice, though. You do need to format the drive from whatever partition you intend to keep.
  5. Dec 30, 2006
    My MBR was fucked when I wanted to switch my secondary partition to my primary. One had windows XP and the second one had windows 7. So i wiped out he xp partition and set my windows 7 as primary. But for some reason something got fucked and the mbr was on the primary and windows 7 couldnt find it or something like that.

    Took me 3 hours to fix since i was googling my ass off. I had to save my 10tb of pr0n.
  6. Feb 1, 2010
    If you want to restore dual booting options you need program EasyBCD

    Download from here :wink:

    And for keylogers and other shits install good antivirus!

    I recomend you now to install Malwarebytes and do full scan of your PC! :wink:
  7. Apr 18, 2010
    no antivirus can detect FUD files :S also cant format main partition due to it having the boot stuff in it

    and google ill look into that
  8. Jun 28, 2010
    Here is something that may amuse you in this particular situation. I had no idea until approx. 1 month ago, (i was reformatting hard-drive and wanted a 100% clean slate, also installing Windows 7) what a partition was for a comupter and how you could use it for your OS. Now I get the jist of it, but frankly, choose not to add to the complication of computer whatever stuff.

    I feelz dumb now