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Windows 7: Installed Ubuntu 9.10 after windows 7 and Can't boot-


23 Mar 2010   #1

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 
Installed Ubuntu 9.10 after windows 7 and Can't boot-

Into windows 7 now, it says windows 7 is compressed or something.
So i gotta get back the windows 7 boot loader? I tried but when i put the disk in it loads and where its suppose to ask where you have windows 7 installed, nothing gets showed there. It's just blank.
Any help?

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24 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hello RileyRandom,
When booting from the install dvd, are you able to reach the "System recovery Options" window which has the "Load Drivers" button at the bottom? If yes, then click on "Load Drivers" and use the mini Explorer to right-click on the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files. Then close all windows and reboot.
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24 Mar 2010   #3

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Hello RileyRandom,
When booting from the install dvd, are you able to reach the "System recovery Options" window which has the "Load Drivers" button at the bottom? If yes, then click on "Load Drivers" and use the mini Explorer to right-click on the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files. Then close all windows and reboot.
Now when i try to enter Windows 7 it says "a recent hardware or software change....."

It says the file is /boot/bcd

Also i tried the bootrec.exe /fixboot stuff but it says that the drivers are not loaded (doesnt give me an option to) or the drive is corrupted.
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24 Mar 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Hello RileyRandom,
When booting from the install dvd, are you able to reach the "System recovery Options" window which has the "Load Drivers" button at the bottom? If yes, then click on "Load Drivers" and use the mini Explorer to right-click on the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files. Then close all windows and reboot.
Now when i try to enter Windows 7 it says "a recent hardware or software change....."

It says the file is /boot/bcd

Also i tried the bootrec.exe /fixboot stuff but it says that the drivers are not loaded (doesnt give me an option to) or the drive is corrupted.
Hello RileyRandom;

We could use some more info. Can you post a screen shot of your Disk Management Drive Map?

Did you install Ubuntu on the same hard drive with 7? Did you install the Grub boot loader? Do want to use the Windows 7 boot menu for both Windows and Ubuntu?

Please check out the links here at the bottom of my post to see if they answer any of your questions?

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #5

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Hello RileyRandom,
When booting from the install dvd, are you able to reach the "System recovery Options" window which has the "Load Drivers" button at the bottom? If yes, then click on "Load Drivers" and use the mini Explorer to right-click on the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files. Then close all windows and reboot.
Now when i try to enter Windows 7 it says "a recent hardware or software change....."

It says the file is /boot/bcd

Also i tried the bootrec.exe /fixboot stuff but it says that the drivers are not loaded (doesnt give me an option to) or the drive is corrupted.
Hello RileyRandom;

We could use some more info. Can you post a screen shot of your Disk Management Drive Map?

Did you install Ubuntu on the same hard drive with 7? Did you install the Grub boot loader? Do want to use the Windows 7 boot menu for both Windows and Ubuntu?

Please check out the links here at the bottom of my post to see if they answer any of your questions?

Cheers!
Robert
I installed Ubuntu on the same drive that i had Windows 7 on, i already had it partitioned from when i had it dual booted with XP. Yes i did install the the Grub boot loader, and Yes i want the Windows 7 boot menu back for both.
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24 Mar 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post

Now when i try to enter Windows 7 it says "a recent hardware or software change....."

It says the file is /boot/bcd

Also i tried the bootrec.exe /fixboot stuff but it says that the drivers are not loaded (doesnt give me an option to) or the drive is corrupted.
Hello RileyRandom;

We could use some more info. Can you post a screen shot of your Disk Management Drive Map?

Did you install Ubuntu on the same hard drive with 7? Did you install the Grub boot loader? Do want to use the Windows 7 boot menu for both Windows and Ubuntu?

Please check out the links here at the bottom of my post to see if they answer any of your questions?

Cheers!
Robert
I installed Ubuntu on the same drive that i had Windows 7 on, i already had it partitioned from when i had it dual booted with XP. Yes i did install the the Grub boot loader, and Yes i want the Windows 7 boot menu back for both.
Forgive me I you have already tried any of these ... the first choice is to use the Windows 7 DVD and run the "Startup Repair" Startup Repair

You can also use the DVD for this fix: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Once you have the Windows bootmgr restored, you can use the free utility EasyBCD2 to create the Ubuntu menu entry in your Windows boot menu.

I could be more helpful I could find out how you hard drive and partitions are arranged?

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #7

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Hello RileyRandom;

We could use some more info. Can you post a screen shot of your Disk Management Drive Map?

Did you install Ubuntu on the same hard drive with 7? Did you install the Grub boot loader? Do want to use the Windows 7 boot menu for both Windows and Ubuntu?

Please check out the links here at the bottom of my post to see if they answer any of your questions?

Cheers!
Robert
I installed Ubuntu on the same drive that i had Windows 7 on, i already had it partitioned from when i had it dual booted with XP. Yes i did install the the Grub boot loader, and Yes i want the Windows 7 boot menu back for both.
Forgive me I you have already tried any of these ... the first choice is to use the Windows 7 DVD and run the "Startup Repair" Startup Repair

You can also use the DVD for this fix: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Once you have the Windows bootmgr restored, you can use the free utility EasyBCD2 to create the Ubuntu menu entry in your Windows boot menu.

I could be more helpful I could find out how you hard drive and partitions are arranged?

Cheers!
Robert
I have the dvd but it wont let me do it, where you're suppose to select what OS you want to fix, its all blank.
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24 Mar 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
I have the dvd but it wont let me do it, where you're suppose to select what OS you want to fix, its all blank.
In this tutorial: Startup Repair you are told to ignore the fact there is no Windows 7 visible there, and move on the the next step.

When you do, you will see this window:

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which gives you the option of doing the "Startup Repair" or selecting the "Command Prompt" option to restore the Windows 7 boot code.

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #9

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
I have the dvd but it wont let me do it, where you're suppose to select what OS you want to fix, its all blank.
In this tutorial: Startup Repair you are told to ignore the fact there is no Windows 7 visible there, and move on the the next step.

When you do, you will see this window:

Attachment 62940

which gives you the option of doing the "Startup Repair" or selecting the "Command Prompt" option to restore the Windows 7 boot code.

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
Already tried that, it says something like this " The drivers are not loaded or the drive is corrupted."
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24 Mar 2010   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
I installed Ubuntu on the same drive that i had Windows 7 on, i already had it partitioned from when i had it dual booted with XP. Yes i did install the the Grub boot loader, and Yes i want the Windows 7 boot menu back for both.
Well ... as I have already asked twice for your hard drive partition information without success, this will be my last try to help you.

When I read the post quoted above it made me wonder if you deleted your XP partition and then installed Ubuntu in its place. Then if XP was the first OS installed and was the "Active" partition when you installed Windows 7, that would mean 7 put its boot code in the XP partition. So if I have guessed correctly so far, when you deleted XP you deleted all your Windows 7 boot code. Windows 7 will never boot now until this is corrected. If this is so and you would like my help fixing it, please provide the info requested.

Cheers!
Robert
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