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Windows 7: Dual Boot problem, Ubuntu is the main boot

07 Sep 2012   #11
Mesh F90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I cant set partition as active !!!


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07 Sep 2012   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Then it must be a Logical partition which can't host its own boot files. Do you have a 100mb System Reserved partition as I stated it is the preferred one to mark Active?

If this doesn't help then post back a camera snap of Partition Wizard bootable CD's drive map and listings.
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07 Sep 2012   #13
Mesh F90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 



there u go
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07 Sep 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mesh F90 View Post


there u go
No grub error anymore? Delete the last 2 logical partitions and ubuntu is gone for ever.
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07 Sep 2012   #15
Mesh F90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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there u go
No grub error anymore? Delete the last 2 logical partitions and ubuntu is gone for ever.

are you sure than will harm my laptop boot?
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07 Sep 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

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there u go
No grub error anymore? Delete the last 2 logical partitions and ubuntu is gone for ever.

are you sure than will harm my laptop boot?
Your C drive is ACTIVE so it boots from it and display the bootmenu. And your running OS is C as well. You don't see any grub stuff on boot? You did a startup repair to fix the grub problem? (if so it put the win7 MBR on disk)
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07 Sep 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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there u go
No grub error anymore? Delete the last 2 logical partitions and ubuntu is gone for ever.

are you sure than will harm my laptop boot?
Did you replace physical disk MBR with win7 MBR (instead of grub)?
Did you replace C "volume boot sector" with win7 bootsector (not neccesary, can't imagine why grub would be there). Anyway replace both.

Boot into recovery environment->command prompt

Code:
bootrec/fixmbr
bootrec/fixboot
Both succesfull? If so... reboot normally and delete both partitions. I'm 100% sure it will still boot
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15 May 2013   #18
muhammad36

windows 7 32
 
 

hi ..

can any body help me ...

i am trying to recover windows 7 i did all the steps mentioned above ....but again its booting from ubuntu ...can any body help i got this messages ...


Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-23-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-41-generic-pae
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-41-generic-pae
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
done


but again its loading from ubuntu .....
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15 May 2013   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muhammad36 View Post
hi ..

can any body help me ...

i am trying to recover windows 7 i did all the steps mentioned above ....but again its booting from ubuntu ...can any body help i got this messages ...


Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-23-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-41-generic-pae
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-41-generic-pae
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
done


but again its loading from ubuntu .....
You want to get rid of ubuntu?
Post screenshot of disk management (in win7)
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15 May 2013   #20
muhammad36

windows 7 32
 
 

thanks for that reply ...


No i want to retain ubuntu as one of the boot option ....

how can i get screen shot of disk management ...( i mean i am not able to enter in windows 7 ) ...its directly booting to ubuntu ....
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