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    System Recovery will not work on ASUS k53sv

    Yes you can use the boot linux to copy over the files providing you can access the hard drive (you usually can). You can try EASEUS Deleted File Recovery to recover deleted files, however, that may be old now and the folks on this forum might be able to recommend better tools.
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    System Recovery will not work on ASUS k53sv

    jay51 if you can read this what I did is use the boot linux to verify all the files were still on the recovery partition. Then using the same bootlinux copied over the mbr, bcd, and SN.ini from another Asus computer. I then compared those files to the files on my recovery partition. It turned...
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    System Recovery will not work on ASUS k53sv

    I received an e-mail about jay51's question and would like to help him but it seems his message was deleted per [I'm not expert in these matters and all support for EasyRE is now via email as per: Forum Closed: Send EasyRE support requests to EasyRE@NeoSmart.net] That's not very nice or helpful...
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    System Recovery will not work on ASUS k53sv

    OK did it. Everything. All on my own all based on a hunch. Even F9 works. Thanks for attempting to help mqudsi. Neosmart could use an easy to find bootable partition and manually editable mbr/bcd program.
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    System Recovery will not work on ASUS k53sv

    F9 is no longer booting into the recovery partition. I believe the Windows 7 Repair disk I was using damaged the MBR and BCD. The good news is the live boot linux indicates all the files are still there and I was able to mount the recovery partition and copy all the recovery files to a USB...
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    Trying to recover MBR on a Windows 7 netbook I tried to install XP with a WUBI Ubunt

    ok thanks. Sorry this was an old thread that I am relearning from and I have many tabs open with various stages of solutions. Let's stick with this new one I created. https://neosmart.net/forums/threads/system-recovery-will-not-work-on-asus-k53sv.13778/#post-83812
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    System Recovery will not work on ASUS k53sv

    I do not know what these abbreviations stand for. Can you explain? I already formatted the System Reserve partition (102mb) and copied a the bcd from this machine to it. Minor progress since I got the system selection screen but upon selecting windows 7 it said Windows didn't finish installed...
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    How do you use EasyBCD if you can't boot to Windows?

    Hmm on this pc I am using now it is indicating that the System Reserved is "bootable" according to Disk Utility in the live linux. Maybe that translates to "active." I successfully made the System Reserved partition active via the command line...
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    How do you use EasyBCD if you can't boot to Windows?

    Hi I am unable to boot to windows however I have a live version of linux on a flash drive. How do I repair the mbr and enable the System Reserved 102mb partition to be bootable? Also all partitions are "healthy" including the Recovery Partition.
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    System Recovery will not work on ASUS k53sv

    Hi I've been trying to make a full system recovery on an ASUS k53sv with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit using F9 and either the Recover windows to the first partition only or Recover windows to the entire HD, however, I keep encountering a "meet error" appearing as a big red "ERROR" across the...
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    Trying to recover MBR on a Windows 7 netbook I tried to install XP with a WUBI Ubunt

    Ok bit of a running commentary here: Following your instructions here while using System Repair Disc I am running chkdsk. https://neosmart.net/wiki/recovering-windows-bootloader/ (the installation DVD from a similar PC did not work) Right away I got a message indicating Chkdsk cannot run...
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    Trying to recover MBR on a Windows 7 netbook I tried to install XP with a WUBI Ubunt

    Coming back years later here I was able to install the AHCI drivers on my netbook and the registry updates to get them to work. Scroll down to where I posted Efraim's reg file...
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    Windows 7 dual boot - "BOOTMGR is missing"

    What I thought was a problem with EasyBCD was really because I had not set the partition where my boot files (BCD) to "active" so the computer was not finding it when it tried to boot up. Now I just need to find the right Windows XP compatible ACHI driver for my chipset so I can startup in that...
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    Trying to recover MBR on a Windows 7 netbook I tried to install XP with a WUBI Ubunt

    Ok Thank you very much (and for your patience) you've been very helpful. I used EasyBCD to write the Xp directions into the BCD with all 3 OSes showing up in the manager and it is nice to not have to boot off the USB drive even if I have to still toggle AHCI/IDE.
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    Trying to recover MBR on a Windows 7 netbook I tried to install XP with a WUBI Ubunt

    I did that now and windows 7 started normally including w/ubuntu in the Windows Boot Manager. *much relief* Thank you. Now, is it impossible to have a dual boot config if XP requires IDE and W7 requires AHCI inorder to boot without BSOD, without having to enter the BIOS and switch back and forth?