Big f*ck up

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Big f*ck up

Post#1 by bastadur » 12 Sep 2015, 08:41

Hello people,

I made a huge mistake while trying to make a bootable flash drive for proteus.

On my win7 machine I ran that .exe that makes the flash drive bootable from my desktop (regretted almost instantly as I knew what was going to happen). Now I can't boot into windows and there's an error that says Syslinux: No default or configuration directive found. I may have posted this on a wrong forum but please help it's my brothers lap top which makes things even worse!

Is there something I can do from Proteus since I'm currently using it from my usb stick.

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Re: Big f*ck up

Post#2 by Bogomips » 12 Sep 2015, 11:41

Welcome to Porteus. We have to wait for Ed_P, windoze specialist. :)
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Re: Big f*ck up

Post#3 by Ed_P » 12 Sep 2015, 16:11

Bogomips wrote: Ed_P, windoze specialist.

:oops:

This doesn't sound good bastadur. :no:
bastadur wrote:On my win7 machine I ran that .exe that makes the flash drive bootable from my desktop
And what "that .exe" are you referring to? Name please.
(regretted almost instantly as I knew what was going to happen).
Sounds like you knew you specified the hard drive rather than the USB drive. C: vs D:?
Now I can't boot into windows and there's an error that says Syslinux: No default or configuration directive found.
When you try to boot into Windows is the USB drive plugged in? How are you trying to boot into Windows, is there a menu to choose what system to boot?
I may have posted this on a wrong forum but please help it's my brothers lap top which makes things even worse!
You are so screwed. If he is an older brother consider living with a neighbor for a few days.
Is there something I can do from Proteus since I'm currently using it from my usb stick.
Well at least something worked.

Can you open a terminal window and do a command and post it's results?

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ls /mnt/sda*
Ed

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Re: Big f*ck up

Post#4 by brokenman » 12 Sep 2015, 21:59

You have overwritten the mother boot record. Two options.

1) Run your windows disk and repair the mbr. Run a windows repair disk and run fixmbr
https://neosmart.net/wiki/fix-mbr/

2) Boot windows from the syslinux bootloader.
http://reboot.pro/topic/17808-boot-win7/
http://reboot.pro/topic/17831-bootmgr-with-syslinux/
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