Need Help! Perfect Image screwed-up my boot record.

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    Need Help! Perfect Image screwed-up my boot record.

    I am using Windows 7.

    Today I used an imaging program called Perfect Image by Avanquest (current marketers of System Suite Utilities and Power Desk).

    I tried to do a backup image of my primary drive to an external hard drive. At the moment my primary drive has only 55 Gigs of stuff on it.

    After waiting for more than an hour-an-a-half and seeing my screen not moving from the initial screen that stops at "loading boot," I decided that the program was not working right and had to shut off my PC to stop it.

    Now when I boot I get a boot menu that says:


    Boot from A:

    Drive O: primary 01 WinVista/2008 NFTS System Restore

    . primary 02 Linux NFTS Gateway


    Insert start-up disk in floppy drive and press F2 to run set up."


    Does this boot menu look right? (I am using Windows 7 and My PC is a Gateway that has a recovery drive -- that's what the Linux option is about) The PC does appear to function normally once I make my selection from the boot menu

    Is there a command to stop this menu from showing every time I boot up?

    I did an otherwise successful System Restore which did not fix the problem?

    After all of this I looked at Amazon and saw many,many very ,very bad reviews of the software saying it does not work and several talking about serious PC devastating issues like "can not find operating system."

    Any way I can avoid having to use my recovery disks (which I assume will fix this.)

    Thanks for giving the time to read this.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  2. Raza0007

    Raza0007 Registered Member

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    All you need is the windows 7 installation disk. Boot through it and select the appropriate option, it will correct your boot problem by replacing the current corrupt boot loader with the default windows 7 boot loader.

    Or you can use freeware EasyBCD to correct the boot loader.
     
  3. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    Thanks raza0007 :)

    Success With EasyBCD. (It really was Easy :)
     
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