Can Windows 7 system recovery restore the master boot record?

Joe August 1, 2010

Can the Windows 7 system recovery disk restore the MBR of a computer? I have removed Ubuntu by system restore, but the partitions are still there and consuming GBs.  I would prefer to remove the partitions without a Windows 7 installation CD.

  1. Aibek
    August 13, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Hey Joe,

    So did you manage to recover the space? How did you do it? Didi you use one of the above mentioned apps? Let us know.

  2. jhpot
    August 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    It sounds like, and correct me if I'm wrong, you've restored the boot record but not yet deleted your Ubuntu partitions. Doing so is easy, though I'd recommend using your Ubuntu Live CD to do so instead of the Windows Install CD. The Ubuntu CD includes GParted:


    You can either extend your partition into the empty space (back up you data first!) or create new blank NTFS partitions.

  3. 413736603
    August 2, 2010 at 8:46 am

    of coursse, you can, you can use partition wizard to solve your trouble.