I am trying to clean up after removing a dual boot install of ubuntu. I only want to retain my Windows 7 OS on my T420. As expected, after deleting the Linux partitions, Windows wil no longer boot. I need to access the bootrec.exe and do /FIXMBR and /FIXBOOT commands to enable Windows booting again.
I have already created my recovery media discs using Lenovo's app. So I have 1 "boot" DVD and 3 recovery DVD's. But when I boot from the "boot" DVD the only options I have are to either totally wipe the "C" partition and reinstall Windows 7 or wipe the entire HD and restore the factory default disc image. I cannot find a way to get to the recovery console that I expected to be an option from the boot disc.
I cannot boot from disc #1 of the recovery set. Appears that only the "boot" DVD is bootable.
How do I access the Windows recovery console options to simply repair the MBR. I do not need to reinstall Windows nor do I want to wipe the Windows OS partition. I only need to restore the MBR.
You won't be able to use the recovery discs. You need a regular Windows 7 install DVD retail disc or upgrade disc.
You can download an image from here and burn it to DVD and it will work the same as a retail disc.