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Windows 7: Bootloader problems

08 Apr 2011   #1
Hemulen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Bootloader problems

Hello !

I recently installed Ubuntu on one of my other HD's (Windows 7 on SSD).
I ran into problems right after install with GRUB (Linux bootloader), and I could only enter Ubuntu.

I fixed the problem by disconnecting my HD with Ubuntu, and now I cannot boot proberly with the HD with Ubuntu unless I disconnect it.
I tried to boot into Ubuntu LiveCD and formated the drive (the drive have several different partitions - and I just formated the partitions with Ubuntu on it, because I have some file I need on the other partition) but it dosen't seem to help my problem. I cannot boot into Windows with the drive unless I disconnect it.

I tried to fix the problem with my Windows 7 DVD, but I get an error message saying "bla bla bla... Not compatiable with your version of Windows"..


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08 Apr 2011   #2
fafhrd

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

You already have one thread open on this - why not respond to the help given there?
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08 Apr 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Win7 doesn't need repairing if it will start up on its own when Ubuntu is unplugged.

Try setting Win7 HD as first to boot in BIOS setup. See if this will bypass the problems GRUB is posing on the other HD.

If so, then try booting Ubuntu using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on BIOS splash screen. This is a much cleaner way to Dual Boot.

However if GRUB will not allow this, then you need to plug in Ubuntu HD alone to uninstall Grub or reinstall Ubuntu, then boot the HD's independently via the BIOS without interference.
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