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Old 02-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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problem facing in ubuntu 10.04

i have daul boot system(windows 7+ubuntu 10.04) ,through ubuntu terminal
i typed command "sudo mkfs ext3 /dev/sda1",which remove the boot signature of windows,my windows unable to start up..

plz help me out,to regain that deleted signature
thanks in advance..
Old 02-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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check this out
but you may have deleted accidentally your entire windows partition
copy and paste here the output of the command
fdisk -l
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do you not even know what that command did? You just formatted your windows partition to ext3. everything will be gone.
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Depending on which type of Windows installation you have you have either formatted the Windows 7 boot partition (that may be recoverable using your Windows 7 DVD and the option to repair the system) or you have formatted the entire Windows 7 partition (which means that you have to re-install Windows).
May I ask why you have launched that command?
Old 02-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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ops, windows7 gone

But not lost, perhaps? You might have a recovery partition that you can use to reset to factory settings. You could use that and then reload the good one(?). You might see this as fortuitous and just use Linux!



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