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Old 06-07-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
sharpshooterklj
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GRUB No Longer Recognizes Win 7


I made a mistake installing the most recent distro of Ubuntu. When choosing where to install the loader, I selected "Windows 7 (loader)" instead of the proper default option. Now when I select Windows 7 in GRUB, it just brings me right back to GRUB.

However, my Windows installation and all the files are still present on the disk. The recovery disk doesn't recognize the Windows installation, but all the files are clearly present. I was even able to recover my most important files onto a USB drive using the file browser in the recovery disk.

How can I correct this mistake? I need to be able to boot into Windows 7 again.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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You might be lucky - try dropping into a command shell from the (Win7) recovery disk, and try this
Code:
bootrec.exe /fixboot
Else you might be up for a re-install of Win7.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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I tried all of the bootrec commands, none of them worked.

Is there nothing else to try? I lost my Win 7 install disk so I'll most likely be reverting to XP

Surely somebody installing Ubuntu has made the same mistake before?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 11:49 PM   #4
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the utility for the MBR for xp will NOT fix win 7

MS has changed it to much. you NEED a win 7 install disk .

and as far as i know there is no way to boot win7 from grub . ( you can thank MS for that )
but i might be wrong because i never am going to install it .
 
  


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