I am currently unable to access my bios because of the TrueCrypt Boot Loader. This also means I can't change my boot order to boot into a cd.
The boot order was messed up, and whenever the password is entered it just says "No available partition" and then shuts down, so I have to press [ESC] to avoid the boot loader. And this skips any chance to enter the bios.
Is there any way to fixmbr/fixboot without booting into a USB or CD?
The only other way would be to remove my hard drive and get a new one to install windows on. But I can't afford a new hard drive right now.
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So, will the system boot to the HDD otherwise? If so, can you disable TrueCrypt from within Windows 7 and then making your needed changes? You will need administrator access to do this and the TrueCrypt password.
@mbarnes86: I built the computer myself, I'm quite tech literate myself, but unfortunately this MBR problem is way above my head. I'll try some more keys and possibly my other keyboard to trigger the BIOS. I'll try F2, F12, DEL, and INS.
@COLGeek: Unfortunately TrueCrypt doesn't detect any encyrption on my drive, but when encrypting it says "Boot loader already installed" and even after re-installing the bootloader and removing it, it doesn't go away.
EDIT: Yes, I can access my Windows 7 easily by bypassing the boot loader, as its not fully installed.
The main issue here is that when my computer boots up it does this process
~TrueCrypt Boot Loader
[ESC/Bypass to Partition 0]
-Theres no room to press DEL to access the bios, I'll keep on trying while using the truecrypt bootloader and hopefully access my windows 7 install disk.
Malware as altered the time you can access your BIOS to 0. You are probably completely screwed. For others with the same problem but without an encryped drive, I might shed some light.
I was looking for how to alter the BIOS time myself when I came across this. I had the same problem. I vaugely remember reading about being able to alter your boot time a year or two ago. I remembered this after I fixed my computer the hard way. I expect to have the problem again so I am doing the research. The malware may keep the file opened exclusivly but probably can't in safe mode. I fixed my computer by removing the disk and low-level formatted it on a different computer. Only then could I install a new version of windows on that disk. If you have files you need on the old disk buy a new disk, install windows on that one then move the data files over from your old drive. This kind of crap will become more common as malware improves.