|10 Aug 2012||#1|
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Lost Win 7 in dual boot options. How do I get it back?
I had Windows 7 and Xubuntu set up in dual boot by EasyBCD, a well known utility.
Today the linux kernel has been updated and, after the following reboot, the choice of Xubuntu OS at the dual boot prompt didn't work.
So I went through Windows, launched EasyBCD to fix things and:
- changed the order the entries (Win 7 up, first)
- selected Windows 7 as default OS
- removed Xubuntu entry
- added again Xubuntu entry through EasyBCD procedure
- saved (maybe I should have saved after each of the changes)
When I rebooted I've found that two identical Xubuntu entries, each pointing to the Linux OS, and no Win 7.
I've tried to access Win 7 by Grub, but it points to the dual boot screen, so I'm at start point again.
I don't have the Win 7 disk but the usual recovery partition. No backup. Going through the recovery partition gets me back to the dual boot screen..
Is there any way to put it in order again? Could you suggestions work in this case?
I know that, from Linux, I can install and overwrite MBR with free mbr.bin
sudo apt-get install syslinux
sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda
But I'm not sure it will give me back Windows 7.
Do you have any hint on what to do?
Thank you very much for the attention.
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