Reinstallation of Windows® 7 Boot Loader
The boot loader or boot manager is a small program that is necessary for keeping the installed Operating System of your system in the provided memory. When you switch on your computer, the boot loader receives the control from the system BIOS. When you power on your system, the basic input/output system or BIOS is accomplished with some initial tests, and then conveys the control to boot loader that resides in the master boot record (MBR). Today, most of the computers expertise with boot loaders for certain versions of Microsoft Windows or the Mac Operating System. When you first power on the system, boot loader stored in ROM along with the bare minimum of data needed are initially executed. This is made to access the non-volatile devices from which the operating system programs and data are loaded into RAM.
- Windows 7 boot loader issues
- Resolving Windows 7 boot loader issues
- Tips to reinstall Windows 7 boot loader
Windows 7 boot loader issues
Windows 7 boot loader could cause irritating problems because of any fault in re-installation or restoration process. In some cases, certain problems might occur by installing an older operating system (Windows XP or Windows Vista) on a system that already runs on the installed Windows 7 Operating System. During this situation, the boot loader disappears and the Windows would not start. Other similar issues would occur due to fault on installing the OS, hardware faults or the missing bootmgr file.
Resolving Windows 7 boot loader issues
Windows 7 boot loader issues could be resolved by repairing the master boot record using Windows 7 installer CD. You should replace the other OS boot loader with Windows 7 boot loader. The certain issues with the Windows 7 boot loader could be prevented by checking the disc by using the Automated Startup Repair method.
Insert Windows 7 DVD into the DVD drive and make your system to boot from the DVD while restarting. Open the Windows Recovery Environment by clicking the 'Repair your computer' option. To continue the process, select the 'Windows 7' and click 'Next'. Load the Command Prompt console in WinRE mode by clicking the option marked 'Command Prompt'. To restore the Windows 7 bootloader, type '/FixMbr' and press the 'Enter' key.