Following a virus infecting a hidden partition (4th, 1.33mb partition) on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 I followed someone elses successful process of deleting the seemingly unused partition (in virtual disk management under windows it said 100% free space). It seems that partition contained the MBR master boot record, so after removal the laptop no longer boots at all!! Aghhh. There is a Windows7_OS (C:) partition unchanged and intact, also a Lenovo (D:) partition unchanged and intact and one other partition that was called SYSTEM something, also OK but no drive letter assigned.
1). A way to rebuild/restore the MBR so it can work again?
2). A way to boot into it some other way temporarily so I can continue working until a solution is found? Some kind of boot disc that does the same thing as the intel boot device that it should be using?
The machine boots from boot CDs (I tried with Windows7 install DVD, but all i can do is reinstall, there's no repair feature. I don't have recovery discs, just the recovery partition, which I cannot get to without the MBR).
- Windows install screenshot attached so you can see drives are in tact.
- Boot screenshot 1 and 2 so you can see what's currently happening.
Please only confident answers not guess work, it's an urgent problem that needs confident, accurate answers - thanks so much experts!