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

24 Mar 2010   #11
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

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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
How do i get the boot information on ubuntu? I'm a newbie at it.


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24 Mar 2010   #12
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
How do i get the boot information on ubuntu? I'm a newbie at it.
Sure no problem: Use GParted, if it is already installed it will be found under "System", "Administrator". Then use this screen shot app and attach the file to a post using the paper clip icon here in the reply window.

Installed Ubuntu 9.10 after windows 7 and Can't boot--mimi_dell_1521_ubun2.png

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Hope that helps?

Cheers!
Robert


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24 Mar 2010   #13
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Installed Ubuntu 9.10 after windows 7 and Can't boot--partitions.png

Lol, it kinda has the screen shot box in there, but it does the job.

sda2 is Ubuntu and sda3 is Win 7.


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24 Mar 2010   #14
iseeuu

 
 

It works for me. What I would suggest now, is to use GParted, right click on the Windows 7 partition and make sure it is marked or flagged as "Active". Then reboot, boot to the DVD and attempt again to do the startup repair or the MBR restore.

Cheers!
Robert
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24 Mar 2010   #15
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Okay, I just did that, ill be back with the results.
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24 Mar 2010   #16
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

All you need to do is go into the command prompt using the DVD and type "fixmbr".
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24 Mar 2010   #17
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
All you need to do is go into the command prompt using the DVD and type "fixmbr".
Actually Fred, since he deleted all his boot code and overwrote the mbr with Grub, he needs to do more than just fix the mbr. He would need to first rebuild the BCD, then fix the mbr. One can do this in several steps with different commands but the DVD "Startup Repair" does them all. Sometimes it needs to be run more than once, but it will get the job done.
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24 Mar 2010   #18
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Sorry, I was thinking when removing Ubuntu. But yes, you're right
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24 Mar 2010   #19
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Alright so now Windows 7 will start and all, it asks me for my password and then it says "Preparing your desktop" for about 5 minutes, and goes to a dull blue colored with an XP style cursor. No icons, taskbar, or anything pops up.
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24 Mar 2010   #20
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
Alright so now Windows 7 will start and all, it asks me for my password and then it says "Preparing your desktop" for about 5 minutes, and goes to a dull blue colored with an XP style cursor. No icons, taskbar, or anything pops up.
When XP was installed, it was the C partition correct? And Windows 7 was what?
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