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Dual boot Ubuntu/XP - windows not booting + cant access data partition!

Q: Dual boot Ubuntu/XP - windows not booting + cant access data partition!

I have had an Ubuntu/XP system for a while now, but yesterday it started bluescreening just after the windows logo on every attempt to boot. Also, while I can boot into Ubuntu fine, I cannot access the data partition which is pretty scary! I havent backed up in a good few weeks.

I dont have a recovery disk to run chkdsk from, what can I do?

Thank you for your time.

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A:Set up a partition to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Hi McG, welcome to the forums.
I can't really answer your questions about Ubuntu, but I recommend you start by checking this thread at the Ubuntu forum. I would save it since you might come into those problems when trying to install Ubuntu in your disc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/45429-set-up-partition-dual-boot-windows-7-ubuntu.html
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I've searched many topics, but all described how to uninstall Ubuntu when Windows was the primary OS. In my case Ubuntu is the main OS and it dual boots with Windows and I want to rid myself of Ubuntu leaving only Windows.

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Important addition: I could very well be the biggest computer-noob you've encountered thus far. So talk to me as though I am 4 year old
 

A:Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-booting Windows XP with Ubuntu installed first

shouldn't matter the install sequence if you want to only have Windows. Boot into Windows and then delete (from disk management) the linux partitions. This may leave your computer in a state where you can not boot into Windows. To fix this you'll have to boot off the XP install disk and boot to the recovery console, once there type 'fixmbr' without the '
 

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A:Windows 7 and XP dual boot - Win 7 partition not booting anymore

fixed it! woohoo

this worked for me....

go here Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista
and get the VBCDE and follow instructions here Dual-boot Repair Windows 7/Vista
for automatic repair.

fixed my setup in half a second. machine booted back into windows 7 directly, then used easyBCD to add the winXP option to the boot menu and back in business. Both XP and Win7 on boot menu and both working fine. Woohooo!

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A:Windows 7 not Booting after removing XP partition from Dual Boot

Why didn`t you listen to the message ?

You deleted your Active partition now windows 7 won`t boot.

Your windows 7 partition must 1st be marked Active, then startup repair must be run to write the system files to the Windows 7 partition.

Without an install dvd or a system repair disc, you can`t do that. You can easily make a system repair disc on another Windows 7 PC, all you need is a blank cd and a cd burner. But it has to be the same bit version (32 or 64) and Service Pack version as the version you are trying to repair.

Others may have another method. They will post it.

Or call your Tech

System Repair Disc - Create

Startup Repair

Partition - Mark as Active

You can also make and use a Partition Wizard Boot CD

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A:Lost access to Windows 7 Drive (Dual-Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu)

Hi,

Please see whether the steps outline in this tutorial will be of help:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Regards,
Golden

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A:Booting Win7 automatically, dual boot Ubuntu

Use separate HD's booted via the BIOS:

image or install Win7 to separate HD while Ubuntu HD unplugged,

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Here is the best way to dual boot Linux if it must be on the same HD: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

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So you wanna get rid of ubuntu totally?
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A:Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2

Try this - just substitute LinuxMint for Ubuntu:

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A:Dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu

xlanou said:


Hello everryone!
I am running Windows XP and would really like to share the hard drive with another OS "Linux" and dual boot. Trouble is i don't have a clue so would appreciate any help or even a tutorial that this old git can follow. Thanks folksClick to expand...

Hello there i see you would like to dual boot with another operating system, this is a rather simple process.
Choose which operating system you would like to dual boot with windows (in your case this is Ubuntu)

Next boot off the Ubuntu live cd and wait till it enters the main desktop where it gives you the option to install it.

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A:Dual Booting Windows 7 Ultimate & Ubuntu 10.10

Tom
This may help with some of the information that you need:
How to delete OEM Partition | Jared Heinrichs
http://en.community.dell.com/support.../19329028.aspx

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WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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A:Windows Vista + XP + Ubuntu dual-booting

Take a look at EasyBCD:

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

The download link is listed under "EasyBCD Links" about 1/4 way down the screen.

As always, backup first.

Randy
www.techguy911.com
 

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Unless you frequently update Ubuntu, having a separate Home partition is of little use. Besides, clean installs are generally a better route than upgrade installs. I've used only /(root) and /swap for years and never encountered a problem -- but then, I do clean installs, not in-place updates.

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Hello shawn306.



I'm going to post 2 links, it's said one is hard to get started with and the other is fairly simple, see if either is a help to you and be sure to post back with an update so we know how you get on.


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How to Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP

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A:Can OS partition access a dual boot partition if encrypted w/Bitlocker

Please, any response would be greatly appreciated.

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When you are booted into XP is the D: drive really where the data is or is it the partition containing Windows 7? If the latter you cannot access "My Music" because it is some kind of place holder to make some older applications work; you should be able to access D:\Users\Steve\Music.

If D: really is the data drive, did you store your music with that identification? Is Steve also your user account on the XP machine?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win7-denying-access-to-data-holders-in-dual-booting-computer.876782/
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A:Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Ubu 9.10 has known issues

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10, it has known issues with the built-in Network Manager and DSL modems (and presumably Cable modems as well)..

Currently, there is no fix (short of going back to 8.10 or hoping it is fixed in Ubu10 due out in April (iirc). Sorry.
 

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Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris

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A:Parition management gone awry on a dual boot system - lost all data on a partition

Anyone, please? Thanks.

Keith.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/parition-management-gone-awry-on-a-dual-boot-system-lost-all-data-on-a-partition.719953/
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You'll have to restore your Master Boot Record. See this tutorial:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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A:How to dual boot ubuntu and windows 8?

Hi, The following tutorials will help:   http://apcmag.com/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-and-linux.htm  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNCSbTyUzoM Regards.

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Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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A:Need to dual boot Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu

Hi,
A very clear step by step guide here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

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Richard
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-to-dual-boot-windows-8-pro-and-ubuntu.1107731/
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do you want to dual boot them off the same hard drive?
I do the same swapping thing for 7 and Vista, but I have to take the side off the case and switch the cables as my bios doesn't support multiple hard drives

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dual boot

After two days I finally solved my problem. No thanks to anyone on this forum.
 

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1) Windows 8 is not install in UEFI mode.

2) I would wait until the end of April to install Ubuntu, as version 13 will be out, which should work better with Windows 8.

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A similar problem happened to my computer (with Linux Mint) and I used that method to restore windows 7.

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Don't forget that *nix uses more than one partition. It's been a real long time since I installed and used any version, but I think by default it uses one each for boot, system and paging. So you may want to consider that.

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Was the Windows hard drive connected when you installed Ubuntu?

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A:Trying to Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
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Samsung Laptops Bricked by Booting Linux Using UEFI

How to dual boot with Ubuntu & Windows 8, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
Practical UEFI Secure Boot (Part 3 of 3) - YouTube

To Downgrade to MS Windows 7or install with these BIOS settings:

Fujitsu Manual:
Secure Boot 2.zip







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Advanced  Boot Configurations  Fast Boot : [Disabled]
Advanced  Boot Configurations  CSM : [Enabled]
Security  Secure Boot Configuration  Secure Boot Option : [Disabled]
To change these settings it is necessary that a Supervisor Password is set.



1) Set CSM to UEFI & Legacy.

2) For Noteboks, you will need to set a Password.

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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 to Dual boot alongside Windows 8 - YouTube

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Someone was having trouble with this in another sub-board, I'll copy that video link over to them.

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Hi pc helper 123456789,
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Tip for dual-booting Windows 10 preview and Linux on a PC with UEFI firmware
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2015/01/18/tip-for-dual-booting-windows-10-preview-and-linux-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firmware/
As ZigZag indicated, we also could try to run the ubuntu in the Hyper-V if we want to use the two systems in a machine.
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Hello.



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Welcome to EightForums.


First you will need to DISABLE Secure Boot.






Originally Posted by theog


Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
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Secure boot: technical types spreading half-baked information






Linux distributions are making slow progress on implementing measures to ensure that their images available for download are bootable on hardware that has secure boot turned on.


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mjg59 | Secure Boot distribution support












?Microsoft's real aim is to kill the aftermarket in used computers that have Win 8 installed by not allowing you to install something other than Windows?



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Thanks very much in advance.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-ubuntu-and-windows-on-seperate-drives.680844/
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A:Want to dual-boot windows 7 and OSX Lion (maybe triboot with ubuntu)

Nope, that guide looks about right. As long as you're dual booting with Windows 7, that guide should stay the same no matter what version of Mac OS X you are using. I have a triple boot with W7, W8 and Ubuntu so a triple boot should work fine on yours too. The only thing I would be worried about is space. Triple booting on a 40GB hard drive gives you roughly 13GB for each OS.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/194707-want-dual-boot-windows-7-osx-lion-maybe-triboot-ubuntu.html
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A:Dual boot problem while installing ubuntu 10.10 with windows 7 on hp

Please state it clearly, precisely, I mean.

Can you start Windows 7 now?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/152774-dual-boot-problem-while-installing-ubuntu-10-10-windows-7-hp.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/208480-installing-windows-7-over-vista-dual-boot-ubuntu.html
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A:Dual boot issue with Windows 7 Ultimate & Ubuntu 14.04

Quote:
I would like to get rid of the faulty Windows 7 entry on the loader and get Ubuntu up and running smoothly. Please let me know if you need any more info.



Hi

Please download "EasyBCD" from https://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1 and use it to delete the non working entry from the BCD boot menu.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...eting-entries/

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/350819-dual-boot-issue-windows-7-ultimate-ubuntu-14-04-a.html
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A:dual boot w/ Ubuntu, need to uninstall Ubuntu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov


Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.


Hello Konstantinov, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Baisically, you just need to delete the two Ubuntu partitions, then restore the bootmgr from Windows 7. Please look these over and post back any questions?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

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?How to? Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 (Ubuntu installed first) - Ubuntu Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/54852-dual-booting-problems-ubuntu.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/62989-dual-booting-win-8-1-ubuntu-64-32-bit-versions.html
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