General :: How To Recover Windows Boot Capability?

Mar 1, 2011

I have two partitions Windows XP (which was already installed before Ubuntu) and Ubuntu 9.1 (which I installed later).Now the XP doesn't boot anymore (sorry but I need it sometimes), the Windows screen with the progress bar appears and then it reboots after a couple of secs.

I can access to the XP partition from Ububtu.Of course I don't want to damage Ubuntu during the XP recovery action.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Dual Boot Capability ?

Jul 5, 2011

I am running dual boot Linux Mint/Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell 560s Computer. Recently, had an event which required me to use the Windows 7 recovery CD to fix my mbr and rebuild it. After doing so I discovered when I boot the computer I know longer have the option to select either Windoze or Linux.

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Jun 7, 2010

I wanted to know the solution that if my linux crashes then can I recover my windows in adual boot env.

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Jan 6, 2011

I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10. Initially, I had the problem on the "Who are You" screen and was told that lower case letters were needed. Long story short, I was given a work-around since there was a partition on my hard drive. Ubuntu installed correctly - works just fine. However, upon booting up, if I choose Windows 7, it takes me to Recovery and wants to reinstall factory specs. What's the best way to resolve this? Is going back to factory specs and then reinstalling Ubuntu a viable option? This is brand new computer and I've downloaded nothing - wanted to make sure everything was working fine before I did that - so I would have no problem with doing that.

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Oct 25, 2010

I let a 'friend' use my laptop over the weekend. Now when I turn it on, it loads the BIOS details, then says no active partition, then no OS cannot be found.

It looks like they have deleted the partition with SuSE with the Grub Loader.

I cannot load up SuSE or Windows 7!

Any ideas on how to recover the boot to load Windows 7?

I have tried using the Windows 7 install disc to repair - but it does not recognise that Windows is installed and wants to do a clean install only.

Is it worth trying to reinstall SuSE and hope it detects Windows on the other partition? (I assume it is still there!)

I cannot get to a command prompt.

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Feb 24, 2011

I had a dual boot windows xp / ubuntu system. I needed to put more disk space on my system so I had the win xp system disk cloned. After doing that my ubuntu installation no longer appears.

The Ubuntu system was and is on a separate hard drive. So I am fairly sure that it is intact.

Is there someway I can restore the boot information?

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Mar 30, 2010

I have window 7, Ubuntu and Cent Os installed in my system. I was actually trying to change boots options but unfortunatly i lost all boot entries. Is there anyway i can recover all three boot records.

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Mar 6, 2011

Have following problem:

Computer has 3 partitions: windows swap, windows recovery, and 3rd, which currently has linux.

There is grub installed, which lets me choose to run windows recovery, or linux. Both boot fine.

But. I'd like to remove Linux, and use recovery to install windows. When I boot to recovery, and make it install windows, it does so, but after rebooting all I get is:

error: no such partition
grub rescue>

ls shows 3 msdos partitions, but I don't know what to do with it further.

When I did boot Linux rescue, and overwrote first 446 bytes of /dev/sda to remove grub - computer doesn't boot at all.

I do not have any bootable windows disks, just the rescue. I do have another computer I can work on, so I can download stuff from internet if it would help me.

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Apr 27, 2010

I bought an IcyBox NAS a little while back, and it recently died on me. I have physical access to the disks inside (1.5TB RAID 1 array), and the box was running a version of Linux. I now have the difficulty of retrieving the data from the disks. As best I can tell, the NAS uses software RAID. All I have available are 2 Windows machines, one of which has sufficient free space to hold the data from the NAS. I've booted one of the Windows machines into Linux using a Ubuntu CD, and Ubuntu can see the array drive(s), but cannot mount them.

What would be the quickest and easiest way to retrieve the data from the disks? What data can I collect from Ubuntu (10.10) that will help me pin down why it can't mount the array volume?

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General :: Recover NTFS Partitions For Windows 7?

Aug 23, 2010

I have installed ubuntu on my notebook, and there are 4 partitons in the hdd, all are NTFS, only one is ext4.

the problem is i deleted some hidden folders(in ubuntu which are not hidden, such as recyclebin and file information table folders) in ntfs partitions, now i need to reinstall the windows 7 back, i have a doubt that even windows will ever recognize those partitions again?

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General :: Recover Grub After Windows Install?

Jan 8, 2011

I have a laptop with two partitions, dual booting Vista and Ubuntu. laptop was originally furnished with Vista. It's become totally unusable and I want to install XP on the NTFS partition erasing Vista. I know that after installing XP it will overwrite the MBR and GRUB will be lost. how to recover GRUB after the XP install. all data is now on the Ubuntu partition. I need XP just for games for my kids. barbie and harry potter ...

I spent 30min looking for sth like that but could not find it, just reference if such a thread exists.

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Jan 13, 2010

In my dual booting system consisting windows & fedora 12, for some unfortunate reason I have to reinstall windows .Earlier it was XP. Now it will be Vista. Now how shall I recover my fedora after windows installation. Can I follow the following steps or I have to do something else:

#root(hd0,8) [since my / partition is in /dev/sda9]

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Jan 22, 2010

last week i installed new mint distribution Helena 8 last day i reinstall my Windows XP , now my linux has gone. how can i recover my boot loader ? btw i tried this comands in Live CD:

sudo apt-get install grub

after this command .. this message appears :

Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.

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Jun 7, 2010

I put dual OS in my desktop. One is XP, and another one is RedHat EL5. when i installed EL5 in my system, the XP content and my personal files gone. XP is in D drive and EL5 in E drive. My personal files are in C & F drive. Now I would like to recover C & F drive files.

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General :: Recover Windows Without Erasing Files?

Feb 21, 2011

I tried to to install Kubuntu on a usb port to make it portable. I used my buddies laptop and when the program asked if i wanted to erase the Hard drive I made it erase the USB port and install on there. When I was finished windows would no load up from the Hard drive on the Laptop and the message I got was a code and grub rescue. How can I recover Windows with out erasing the files?

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Jan 8, 2011

I had dual boot PC (openSuse 11.3 / Windows XP). Then I had to reinstall Windows XP, so I lost dual boot capability. (No Grub boot options screen, directly Windows boot.)How can I reinstall Grub (only Grub)?I tried by booting with the openSuse installation DVD, but no repair option appears as in older versions.

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Jul 29, 2010

I will begin by announcing that I really know very little about Linux, not having dealt with it previously. That being said, a hard drive that has important files on it was given to me to back up without having been told it was Linux. I piggy backed it into a Windows PC and initialized the hard drive. When it showed there were no files to access I then realized this must be a Linux based hard drive. I attempted to access files with both Linux Reader and Linux Recovery but they both act as though the hard drive has no files on it. And no I did not format the drive, I only intialized it.Is there any way to retrieve files from this hard drive being initialized in Windows? I do have a Linux machine that I could piggy back it into but I have never messed with this machine before, or Linux for that matter, so wouldn't know where to begin.

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May 23, 2011

I have a dual boot Acer Aspire One, after reinstalling Windows back to "original factory", the way it was straight out of the box, it now will not boot up at all. It goes to the Windows start screen goes blank, and loops there infinitely. Is there a USB tool I can use to figure out what went wrong and recover either my Windows or Linux partition with out having to do a complete reinstall?

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May 29, 2010

I am looking to setup some computers as thinclients to connect to my MS Terminal Servers. We have a homebrew application that configures RDP sessions. A user logs into a webpage that dynamically generates a "launch.rdp" file. This file is generated to balance the load between servers.What I'd like to do is configure an image to boot up into Mozilla. When the user goes to the webpage, I'd like the launch.rdp file to open up in a terminal server session.I've tried with rdesktop and tsclient, but unfortunately neither would work with a "rdp" file.

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May 11, 2011

In my rather unsuccessful attempt to get gvim working properly (see [url] )

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At the moment I'm using winscp's editor which is no better than notepad really (no syntax colouring / code folding / colour settings)

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General :: EDAC Amd64 - Eccdisabled In Bios Or No ECC Capability

Nov 26, 2010

I built this computer recently
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2- 4GIG DDR3
1- 2GIG DDR3

I only recently started using and noticed thes errors.

I checked my system bios, ECC was not enabled because, when I setup mobo I selected system defaults instead of doing them manually. So I enabled them.
The message has not gone away.

I looked up the message and it shows in bug list.


1. Had I have enabled Ecc before installing Debian, would I be getting this message.

2.How do I apply patch.

3. I only have 3mem sticks instead of 4' should I take out the 3rd or add another?

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Jan 7, 2010

I currently have this laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 installed on it. A buddy of mine wants to buy the laptop from me but doesn't want Ubuntu on it instead he wants Vista on it. I have a 4GB USB stick and want to use it to do a clean install of Vista instead of the preconfigured Vista that is on a Recovery partition on the harddrive.

How to install Vista from USB but unable to find one with directions on how to copy the DVD or source files for Vista onto the USB within Ubuntu and still make it bootable.

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Jun 10, 2010

Mi friend's PC is messed up and her windows doesn't boot anymore. She doesn't have any other OS on the PC.SO I thought I could recover her HD files using Ubuntu wth live cd. I put the CD in and I tried but I can't mount the HD because it says "NTFS is marked to be in use".How can I force the mount? Can I do it even if it's from an Ubuntu live CD?

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Sep 29, 2010

I have two drives in my system with Windows7 installed on the first one (sda) and Ubuntu installed on the second one (sdb). I had to reinstall Windows and now I of course can't access Ubuntu since the MBR was overwritten by the Windows installer.

I followed the LiveCD recovery method described at [url] And it didn't work. When I rebooted after doing a grub-install on sda, I was simply given a Grub command line with no menu or anything. grub-install said it completed successfully and had no errors. What exactly do I need to do to get Grub set up correctly so I can access both OSes?

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Nov 24, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 alongside my Windows 7 installation. The installation was successful, but, now when I try to boot Windows nothing happens (apart from an indefinitely blinking '_'). I tried to do startup repair from my Windows 7 DVD but it is not detecting the hard disk. When I tried to run chkdisk /f from the command prompt it said that the disk is write protected. Later, on using diskpart and list volume the only volume detected is the CD/DVD ROM.

The initial GRUB window points to /dev/sda2 for Windows 7. The Volumes snapshot from Disk Utility is attached!Any idea as to how I can recover Windows 7?

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Dec 8, 2009

I have installed Fedora 12 then updated all the packages, after that my windows got crashed so i reinstalled Windows 7 then i lost my grub loader

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Jan 10, 2010

When I installed Ubuntu, it created a folder called 'ubuntu' on my hard drive. Is there a way to recover my data from this folder and use it with a newer version of ubuntu. I can't access Ubuntu on my computer. It boots straight into Windows.

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Feb 22, 2010

I have a full Ubuntu 9.10x64 install on an external hard drive and I was recently asked by a friend who has a laptop running 32 bit vista if I might be able to help him in recovering anything from pictures to Quick Books files. He believes the hard drive is corrupted. His laptop is an HP with less than 2 gigs of ram, and he is not sure about the motherboard/chipset. It may or may not support x64. He went out and bought an iMac the other day so he wouldn't need to deal with not having a working computer.

Now I have 2 questions. The first being, I am wondering if my x64 install will still be able to run if I tried booting to it from his computer in the event that the chipset that does not support 64 bit architecture, or do I need to revert to a 32 bit install? My instinct/what I perceive to be the obvious answer, is that yes, my x64 install should/will be able to boot via the bios. My second question is: how do I go about loading Ubuntu once the external is plugged into the iMac?

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Jun 3, 2010

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