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11 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Urgent help- windows 7

Hi ,

I recently bought a new computer that came with windows 7 home premium installed . I was playing around on the internet and I came accross Ubuntu free OS and thought I would check it , I installed it on my vitual drive and after the computer re-started it went to the Ubuntu start menu . After I was done I restarted the computer but its still keeps going to Ubuntu . Please help me how to i get windows to start up again ? ... I tried a few things but its not working .


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11 Jan 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Ubuntu clobbered your Windows bootmgr which you have to fix: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Make sure the Windows boot partition (the system partition or C) is set as 'active'.
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11 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Sounds like you have installed the grub to the hard drive.

This should get it going again.
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

When you come to the section of using cmd I had to replace SYS with my drive letter, F:.

Anyway give it (give both a go) a go & if you get stuck post back.
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11 Jan 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
no recovery cd

Hi guys ,

Thanks for the feedback , my laptop never came with a software CD or recovery disk . Is there any way to work around this ?
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11 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Well, if you have a HP laptop, there's something which is called "Startup Repair" or "Recovery Mode". It automatically fixes any startup problems. Try hitting F11 as soon as your laptop starts up.

Good Luck!
Martin
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11 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Ubuntu clobbered your Windows bootmgr which you have to fix: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Make sure the Windows boot partition (the system partition or C) is set as 'active'.
Hi,

Thanks for your reply . it is not giving me a bootmgr error . When i Boot the laptop up it goes straight to Ubuntu , if i hit the ESC button then it goes to a blank black screen with the the word "boot" blinking , I tried to type in C:/ or wstindows but noting happens .

Just a wild guess but is they maybe a command promt that I need to type in for it to start windows up ? or is they anyway of changing the start up settings from the BIOS menu .
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11 Jan 2012   #7

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Sounds like you have installed the grub to the hard drive.

This should get it going again.
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

When you come to the section of using cmd I had to replace SYS with my drive letter, F:.

Anyway give it (give both a go) a go & if you get stuck post back.

Hi there , thanks so much for your quick reply .
When i start up the computer it goes straight to the ubuntu menu , if I hit the ESC button it goes to a blank screen with the word "boot" blinking , I tried to type in C:/ and windows but it keeps saying cannot find kernal . Is they maybe a code or command that I can type in that will make it boot windows up ?
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11 Jan 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin Dendev View Post
Well, if you have a HP laptop, there's something which is called "Startup Repair" or "Recovery Mode". It automatically fixes any startup problems. Try hitting F11 as soon as your laptop starts up.

Good Luck!
Martin
Hi ,

Thanks for your reply . it is a HP Laptop and i do have those options , problem is I did not back up my hard drive and i cannot afford to loose to info . Any suggestions ? I can by a stuck of disks and upload it there . will this work ?
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11 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Try creating a system repair disc, as this tutorial shows: System Repair Disc - Create

It doesn't re-install Windows, but it does get you into the recovery environment, from where you can run a startup repair.

You may need to run the startup repair three times with a reboot between each one.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

A startup repair will not affect your personal data or applications.
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11 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Another way if you have a bit of download data to go for the month download Boot Repair.

I've used it to repair the mbr after ubuntu.
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