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Win8 Bootloader/recovery still in place after reinstall

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    Win8 Bootloader/recovery still in place after reinstall

    I had a version of Windows 8 installed on a secondary hard drive for testing purposes. When I no longer needed it, I uninstalled it and formatted the hard drive. What's odd is that the Bootloader for Windows 8 is still there, and throws up an error screen saying it can't find critical system files.

    Ive tried restoring the MBR using my Win7 disc, but to no avail.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Sounds like a boot menu entry pointing nowhwere. You should be able to delete it from msconfig>Boot tab
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    Have you checked to see if the system boot partition was left? Usually +/- 100mbs.
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Win8 Bootloader/recovery still in place after reinstall
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