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Unable to boot into windows after installing Ubuntu on partition

Q: Unable to boot into windows after installing Ubuntu on partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 10 laptop, I am able to boot into Ubuntu and it runs normally, but if I try boot into windows I get this message: selected boot device failed, press any key to reboot the system.
I think I messed up during the partition process, I had already installed Ubuntu but wanted a fresh install. During the install process I just selected the option to install over my current Ubuntu installation and didn't manually set any partition settings.
Please advise!
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Ubuntu Pastebin

When I use my windows 7 DVD to repair my system it doesn't even show windows 7 is installed. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? Do I need to use my encryption rescue disk? I have been trying everything and have not had much success. Thanks!

A:Encrypted Windows 7 partition will not boot after installing Ubuntu.

What encryption did you use? It sounds like GRUB overwrote the encrypted Windows MBR??? Im not sure it can be recovered......I would normally suggest this:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

But the encryption is the unknown might have to take some risks and experiment.
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A:Unable to boot windows after installing ubuntu

When you deleted the Windows system partition, you deleted your Windows bootmgr. Now you have to set your Windows 7 partition as active and then run Startup Repair 3 times.
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A:Unable to boot into Windows after installing Ubuntu on usb drive

Run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Everything else that can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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A:Installing Windows after Ubuntu "Setup was unable to create a new system partition"

Hi, see if the post here on installing helps dual boot - How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu scroll down a bit on the page.
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A:How can I recover my lost Windows 7 partition after installing Ubuntu?

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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.
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A:Tried installing xp on partition. Now BSOD and unable to boot to OS'S

Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
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Try this:
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A:Solved: Can't boot to Windows after wiping Ubuntu partition!

Clean your XP CD with alcohol, rubbing from the center to the outside. Let it dry and try booting again. If no joy, borrow an XP CD from a friend if possible. If the easeus CD boots, the XP should. If must be dirty or scratched.

Another way, use the XP setup floppy set from MS to boot to the RC.

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Well, I've fixed it! I called up a friend and he walked me through...I still feel pretty dumb. lol
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A:Unable to boot Windows 7 after unistalling Ubuntu Dual boot

You'll have to restore your Master Boot Record. See this tutorial:

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I just installed ubuntu 10.04 over windows vista, and the menu recognizes

windows vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)

which is the recovery partition, and when I select that it goes to the menu for vista to repair an installation.

I have 2 questions:
1: how can I get windows 7 working again? (reinstall bootloader?)
2: to get windows 7 working again should I delete the HP Recovery partition? since windows 7 doesnt make any use of it...

Many thanks!

A:cannot boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu!

Quote: Originally Posted by civint

I was running on my laptop a vista (OEM install from HP) which was installed over 2 partitions, one for the OS and another "recovery" partition. When installed windows 7, I shrank the vista partition and installed windows 7 onto the free space, leaving the recovery partition, so I ended up with vista, win7, HP recovery partition, which worked fine.

I just installed ubuntu 10.04 over windows vista, and the menu recognizes

windows vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)

which is the recovery partition, and when I select that it goes to the menu for vista to repair an installation.

I have 2 questions:
1: how can I get windows 7 working again? (reinstall bootloader?)
2: to get windows 7 working again should I delete the HP Recovery partition? since windows 7 doesnt make any use of it...

Many thanks!

You need to use a program like bcdedit. instructions on how to usse it are here. BCDEDIT - How to Use

Yes you can delete the recovery partition.

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A:Windows won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 for dual-boot.

First off, if you can boot into Ubuntu you can browse the Windows partition and copy your files to a USB HDD for backup, so you won't loose anything if you have to reinstall.
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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?
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A:Unable to install UBUNTU in a different partition

Hi Muralikrishna
Depending on the Ubuntu version it should work in 64 bits. But that woudl only make a difference if you are invoking the installation from your 64bits Win7, and I don't think that is the way you can install Ubuntu, you should boot from the install DVD
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A:trouble installing fedora 14 and ubuntu after deleting linux partition

Be careful with Fedora 14. You have separate partitions and one thing Fedora does is merge all partitions into one logical volume group. You have a backup
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Post on the linux forum if youre happy with your windows setup, Wmorri is Fedora Ambassador, but when you do please provide the following information.
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A:Does reseting the Windows 8.1 partition affect my Ubuntu partition?

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A:Vista partition won't boot after installing windows 7 on another hdd

it says. boot disc failure. insert system disc and press enter.

When i installed windows 7. i took out my hdd with vista on it and put a new hdd in to install 7.
When i swapped them back, i get this error.
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And my system reserved drive is also being displayed in windows explorer.

What happened to my windows? Please help

A:Boot folder in C: after installing ubuntu

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management ?

If Ubuntu/wubi is installed then there are no ext4 partitions you can see in DiskManagement.
Ubuntu/wubi uses virtual disks - just files in Windows file system.

Ext4 partitions are inside these virtual disks.
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A:Solved: Unable to boot Windows 7 after adding an XP Pro Partition

There is no mention of Win 7 partition in boot.ini because Windows 7 does not use boot.ini or ntldr, it uses a new boot system called BCD which can be found in C:\Boot folder.

You need to boot off the Windows 7 DVD and select 'Repair your computer' and then run some command to repair boot system:

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bootrec /fixmbr

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A:Deleted Recovery partition. Unable to boot into windows now.

Hi Rajeshksv37,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you are in U.S.A, fill in the Media Request form and submit online.

Other than U.S.A., please contact DELL Technical Support in your country and request backup disc for your system.

DELL will send you the OS Reinstall Disk free of cost.

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first tap F8 multiple times to enter recovery environment
select "command prompt"
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and what is the message ???
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Quote: Originally Posted by sholtob

i have Ubuntu dual booted with windows 7 32 bit, i am running out of space on my hard drive and am not using the 100 gigabytes i partitioned of for Ubuntu, i was hoping that someone might know how to change the partition size as i cant find out how to do it.
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Quote: Originally Posted by jrj350

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Ubuntu Guide

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So you had:

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Quote: Originally Posted by Akhare1

I have downloaded 695MB Desktop Edition from it's official website,I'm installing it along with Windows 7 Home?

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allocate drive Space

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2) Erase and Use the entire disc
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Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.

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Alrighty then....Ubuntu (linux in general) merely has you create swap space to use in case your ram gets low and it needs to "swap" things out of the ram to the HD. This is identical to the page file located on Windows systems. In most cases if you have 2GB or more RAM for Ubuntu I would safely say you don't need it since the page/swap file is only used when your RAM is being filled to the maximum and objects are not able to be discarded from the RAM to clear space. Ubuntu takes very little memory to begin with....I have never used more than 1.2GB at a time. If you don't want the swap space (I don't use it personally) than just click continue (this has no consequences)

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Quote: Originally Posted by greaterthings

Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

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Looks like HP forums are just as useful as HP customer service and HP computers - i.e., not very useful at all.Problem solved though. Took the piece of crap back for a full refund and won't be buying HP again.Happy days.Bye.
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First mark the WIn7 partition Active from the Repair CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

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I have a problem. I have a dual boot computer with Xp on C: and Win2k3 on D:

As my XP is behaving very weird lately, I intend to reinstall my C: again with XP again. But if I do so, my Win2K3 on D: will fail to start. I have done this experiment on a spare machine.

Does anyone know how I can reinstall XP on my C: and yet make sure that my Win2K3 still works well on my D: ?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Yes. You need to restore the boot environment that was installed with Windows 2003 server. Its more up to date than the one that was installed with XP, and is capable of booting both, whereas the older XP one you now have can only boot XP and not 2003.

I believe you will be able to get round this:

Install XP.

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After the text based stage, where the files are copied to the hard drive, STOP THE INSTALLATION BEFORE THE GRAPHICAL STAGE, AND DON'T FORMAT!!!! You can do this by booting from the Windows 2003 CD instead of the HDD.

Then, boot from the Windows 2003 CD into recovery console, and rename your old boot.ini file as the new one.

Basically, you are wanting the Windows 2003 installation program to write its boot environment to the HDD again, but not to reinstall the OS.

You get around this in future by installing OSes in the order they were released, from the oldest to the newest, so that the following would be installed in this order:

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Windows 2003

I hope this helps. Sorry if this is a little vague but its early in the morning. Post back if you still have questions, but I've encountered this problem many times and that was how I fixed it. I don't recall fixboot or fixmbr from the recovery console helping.
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The Linux Grub messed you up. You can try to fix it with EasyBCD. Elseyou can make your C: partition active (with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard) and run repair/install with your installation disk 3 times. Reboot after each time.
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Seems I solved this myself. Right click on the partition that has the boot data and set it as an "Active Partition".
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Okay then. Nevermind. I installed the bootloader on a different partition and set the bios to boot from that partition. works now.
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A:Unable to boot to Recovery Partition

Hope this helps Fred,

Bootmgr is missing