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Windows 7: Dual-boot: Windows 7 & Ubuntu - problem

08 Apr 2011   #31
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

Indeed, how can he get to post anything on here at all???


lol!

Could he be using another computer?


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08 Apr 2011   #32
gregrocker

 

What Windows Boot Manager do you have in your BIOS Boot Order menu? I'd remove it, set DVD drive first , then Win7 HD.

As stated unless in Disk Mgmt you can temporarily assign a letter to rightlick>Explore System Reserved to see boot files, it looks like it has been emptied. At this point you can attempt to repair System Reserved by booting the DVD Repair Console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots while other HD's are unplugged.
Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create

If this fails, try marking Win7 partition itself active then running up to 3 Startup Repairs to recover the System Boot files into it. Partition - Mark as Active

All boot repair commands are automated in Startup Repair along with other important tests and fixes.
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08 Apr 2011   #33
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Fafdhrd - that was irony - he had indicated in previous posts he couldn't boot in.

Humel,

In disk management, can you click "View" then "Disk List"

post a screenie of that if you can
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08 Apr 2011   #34
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Fafdhrd - that was irony - he had indicated in previous posts he couldn't boot in.

Humel,

In disk management, can you click "View" then "Disk List"

post a screenie of that if you can
Hi, SIDW2!

So was mine, hence the "lol!". (no it wasn't, it was sarcasm, really )

Who's Humel?

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08 Apr 2011   #35
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Ok, Hemulen - too lazy to type it out - I often shorten words.
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09 Apr 2011   #36
Hemulen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hemulen View Post
UPDATE

I unplugged ALL my harddrives except my SSD (with Windows 7 on it).
I managed to boot into Windows 7, and I now need a permanent fix.
What commands should I run to fix my bootloader, and removing my GRUB (for me it looked like it never was installed anyways..)?

And should I follow "gregrocker" idea ?
Unplug all harddrives except the one I want Ubuntu on
Install Ubuntu on the hole drive
Plug all drives back on
(Windows bootloader will still be installed instead of GRUB?
And if I want to boot into Ubuntu I simply hit F8 during BIOS and choose the drive with Ubuntu on it?
There ya go, SIW2.

I did it the hard way, and reinstalled Windows..
Thanks for the help!
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09 Apr 2011   #37
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can you post the Disk Management Disk List screenie - click View>Disk List.
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09 Apr 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hemulen View Post
(Windows bootloader will still be installed instead of GRUB?)
Not if you unplug Win7 during install, boot via BIOS after plugging back in Win7.

This will be a BIOS Dual Boot, rather than a Windows or GRUB-managed one.

How is it working so far?

If you don't like this arrangement, you can install EasyBCD 2.02 to Win7 to Add Boot Menu Entry using the Linux choice.
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