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Windows 7: HDD Partition Problem

07 Feb 2010   #21

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Whatever you do regarding the Linux partition, it won't cure the problem with the Grub error, because that is on the MBR. Since I doubt that you are trying to erase any sensitive data on the Linux partition, use the quickest method. Not certain about the first 3, but the DoD takes longer.

The MBR can be restored to either Grub, or to the Windows Boot Manager, but I will leave it to someone keener than myself to fill in the details.

So long as that Linux partition remains, it is not actually free space, even though it is available.

EDIT: Actually, you don't really need to wipe that partition at all, the formatting process when you reinstall Ubuntu should be more than adequate.

EDIT2: This kind of problem can be avoided by installing each OS on a separate drive.

EDIT3: Hopefully, the reinstallation of Ubuntu would automatically include W7 on the Grub loader as before, but I don't really trust this process or Grub, thus the reason for EDIT2.

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08 Feb 2010   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium

youre right about keeping each os on a seperate hdd but ive been trying to get this to work on my laptop the entire time. sorry! i should have probably mentioned that from the beginning. . .
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08 Feb 2010   #23

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

The simplest way to "repair" to grub issue is to use the win7 install dvd and perform a start-up repair, you may actually have to run this more than once.

If this does not solve the issue then there are manual methods using BCDedit from the command prompt available from the Boot media
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