Dual boot Win7 Mint17 <grub rescue> help

#1
I had set up a dual boot with Linux Mint 17 and Win 7.
Normally when starting it defaults to Linux. If I want Win 7 I have to choose it from the dos startup screen.

Yesterday this changed and when it boots, I get a black screen..
error: no such partition
Entering rescue mode
grub rescue:

and the cursor stays there. I am not sure where to go from here..
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My system has the HP Diagnostics Ver 3.7.0.0

Bios is F.29
Bios Boot is..
HP Quick web - disabled
CD Rom Enabled
Floppy Disabled
Internal Net Adapter Disabled
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Results of HP Diags tests..
Memory Test PASSED
Smart Check PASSED
Short DST PASSED
Optimized DST PASSED
Battery Test PASSED(0) Secondary-Not installed(60)
PCI Device Check PASSED
Start Up PASSED
Error Log: Start Up Passed

So according to this all okay.
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I have found SuperGrub2 and Rescatux here.
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/rescatux/
Seems a great idea so installed SuperGrub2 on a USB then booted to it.

It found the partitions and I chose to boot to the Win 7.
It did find Win but after it said starting Windows, it came up with the HP Recovery 3 panel option screen.
I have passed all the tests as you can see above so I don't need any of those options.

I tried Rescatux and it was even better. I could see and access all my windows folders and files but not sure what to do there to fix the boot files so they bypass the Linux grub etc.
I really just need to get into Win7. I don't have anything in the Mint17 partition, just trying it out so can do without it.

How can I either get rid of that Recovery Panel so I can get straight into Win 7 or anyway get this fixed please.
I do have the Mint 17 CD I used to install Mint.
I have spent 2 days and still confused.

If I recall correctly I installed the dual boot with EasyBCD, if that's any help..

Thanks in hope..
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
You can reset the BCD in EasyBCD and then use the Write MBR feature. Make sure to re-add all entries in EasyBCD before exiting.