Lost bootsector of Windows7, installed ubuntu, can't find W7 either!!! Now what??????
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would that be the small back up partition and not the MBR
reinstall win 7 . but that might be very hard seeing as MS and the OEM no longer send out a MS install disk ( you use that back up partition to reinstall) .
I have my own install disk for W7 64 and 32 bit, no need to get them from MS or OEM!!!!
No time to reinstall W7, did a lot of work to have it ready, I was restoring backups of the clients data, last part of the upgrade from WinXp, then I did something and overwrote the small Windows 7 system reserved partition, where the information is located to boot W7.
This is the same place Grub and Ubuntu will look for to boot.
you need to contact MS and have them send you a dvd in the "snail mail"
>> No time to use snail mail...
I just need to find the funky number where windows 7 starts, so I can boot it.
W7 is on sda2, over 200GB, system reserved partion for W7, was one sda1
Need to find the sector where W7 starts, and let Grub do the rest.
The reason that I suggest restoring the partition table and perhaps the partition contents is that I have used a HP laptop on which the first partition was a small Windows boot partition, the second a recovery, the third the Windows "C", and the fourth a non-necessary set of HP tools. Changing the first partition would result in Windows not booting.
There is a Windows 7 MBR restore disk that might help after you have restored the first partition, if you need to use the Windows boot manager to boot.