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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!

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19681870
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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 here.......you might have to take some risks and experiment.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/293726-encrypted-windows-7-partition-will-not-boot-after-installing-ubuntu.html
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/295962-unable-boot-windows-after-installing-ubuntu.html
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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/368283-unable-boot-into-windows-after-installing-ubuntu-usb-drive.html
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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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/installing-windows-after-ubuntu-setup-was-unable-to-create-a-new-system-partition-1016354.html
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A:Wiped Windows partition while installing Ubuntu. Next?

try i care data recovery it has a 80% chance to recover your file i recommend stellar too but prefer i care over it

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A:How can I recover my lost Windows 7 partition after installing Ubuntu?

Try TestDisk Download - CGSecurity (free) and see if it can find and recover your lost partition.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/165348-how-can-i-recover-my-lost-windows-7-partition-after-installing-ubuntu.html
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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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A:Tried installing xp on partition. Now BSOD and unable to boot to OS'S

   Information
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.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create



Try this:
Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
System Info - See Your System Specs

Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
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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.

Yet another way, Get a Quick Boot CD. It will substitute for your HD MBR and boot files and allow booting Windows.

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A:I can't boot to Windows after formating/deleting Ubuntu Partition

Well, I've fixed it! I called up a friend and he walked me through...I still feel pretty dumb. lol

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/i-cant-boot-to-windows-after-formating-deleting-ubuntu-partition-283895.html
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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:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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Welcome to Seven Forums.

You can create a w7 installer on a USB flash drive and reinstall with that. For how see here: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Download the iso file for your w7 version from here, Dell Community Sometime the iso will not work the first time and requires a re-download.

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




Quote:
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




Quote:
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.

Ken

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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.
Then use EasyBCD boot manager to manage your OS's boot loader.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-wont-boot-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04-for-dual-boot-860057.html
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A:Windows 8 Boot problem after installing Ubuntu

Welcome to EightForums.

Try a Reset.
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Reset Windows 8

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I asked some people here they are saying its issue with hp and not windows.
If anybody can solve this issue will be of gr8 help.

thank you

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:Installing Windows 7 over Vista on dual boot with Ubuntu

Is your Ubuntu installation on a partition on the same hard disk or on a seperate one?

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A:[SOLVED] Windows XP won't boot, how about installing ubuntu to backup files?

You don't need to install ubuntu you can use the live cd to access the HDD and

backup files.

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Windows

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-windows-xp-wont-boot-how-about-installing-ubuntu-to-backup-files-489237.html
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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
The DVD might be bad, burn it at slow speed and check that the iso file was not corrupt (check the MD5 checksum)

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/44093-unable-install-ubuntu-different-partition.html
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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
partition which contains drivers for your computer/laptop, ideally I would make a copy of this data before you install.

Is there some reason you prefer Fedora over Ubuntu? Both use Gnome 2.32 as the desktop, with the addition that Ubuntu 11.04 will install Unity desktop as well.

Unfortunately you cant tell much from the windows partition manager as drives are just assigned a letter, and you can only have 4 primary partitions.
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.
Boot with the Ubuntu CD in Live mode (or try before installing). It will pick up your network, open a terminal and post output of:

fdisk -l

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A:Does reseting the Windows 8.1 partition affect my Ubuntu partition?

Hi fox Resetting your Windows 8 will affect your Ubuntu partition. Since it was probably not part of the original configuration the manufacturer of your laptop created for that laptop, it will most likely deleted and Windows 8.1 will be reinstalled on it. Resetting a computer under Windows 8.1 pretty much delete everything on it, re-format the hard drive correctly and reinstall Windows using the manufacturer system image on the DVD or partition included with the laptop/computer. If you want to read more about the Reset process, you can read the HowToGeek article below:http://www.howtogeek.com/132428/everything-you-need-to-know-about-refreshing-and-resetting-your-windows-8-pc/

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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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/vista-partition-wont-boot-after-installing-windows-7-on-another-hdd-334356.html
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/228164-boot-folder-c-after-installing-ubuntu.html
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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:
http://www.heiser.net/posts/3256

If you need a Windows 7 repair disc install, get one from http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unable-to-boot-windows-7-after-adding-an-xp-pro-partition.930935/
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Hi Rajeshksv37,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you are in U.S.A, fill in the Media Request form and submit online. https://support.dell.com/support/top.../backupcd_form

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

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Whatever other course you want to try, you are free to do it, but try to get the free OS reinstall disk from Dell. It will keep you in good stead.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/256925-deleted-recovery-partition-unable-boot-into-windows-now.html
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Figured out how to move the boot flag from within Ubuntu. Had no effect at all. That exhausts my last remaining idea. ugh.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/128616-win-7-won-t-boot-after-installing-ubuntu-dual-boot.html
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So you wanna get rid of ubuntu totally?
first tap F8 multiple times to enter recovery environment
select "command prompt"
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

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Pay attention to the pattern of those beeping noises you're hearing when you power it up. Your motherboard is probably trying to tell you something. You'll have to go to the manufacturer's documentation to interpret the beeps.

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regards

A:Can not delete Ubuntu partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

and what is the message ???

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/290358-can-not-delete-ubuntu-partition-after-uninstalling-ubuntu.html
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Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Which Driver have you been using ... ?

Was the Driver from the Dell Website ... You are looking for the Latest Intel series 4 Chipset Driver ..

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All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.


Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT




SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/192470-ubuntu-damaged-my-windows-partition.html
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My goal is to keep windows and ubuntu partions (in windows drives) to see each other to protect the parition from accidental damage.


Is there a way to this in windows 8 home edition?


I hope somebody here have more success than me.


Thanks in advance

A:Hide ubuntu partition in Windows 8

Hide partitions in windows by removing the assigned drive letter in the Disk Management Console.

How do I hide specific drives/partitions in Windows 7? - Windows 7 Help Forums

It is similar in Windows 8 - the link in post #3 points to Shawn Brinks tutorial:

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Even more protection is offered if the formatted filesystem for the Ubuntu installation is unreadable by Windows - such as ext3.

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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.
Thanks very much


Boot with the Ubuntu Live CD, select "Try Ubuntu", and use gparted to shrink the Ubuntu partition and extend the Windows partition. Don't use the Windows Partition Manager, or you won't be able to boot Ubuntu.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/191210-change-partition-size-ubuntu-windows-7-a.html
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A:Can I still save my Windows (Ubuntu install/partition problems)?

No need for reply, I brought the dead recovery partition back to life...
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A:Ubuntu gone after installing windows 8

Try:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...rosoft%20Vista

Obviously replace "Vista" with "Win 8" - should work.

Regards

Robin

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/7754-ubuntu-gone-after-installing-windows-8-a.html
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A:Cannot run Win XP or ubuntu after installing Windows 8

Emma, this sometimes works. When you start-up, you have to watch the opening information, and hopefully, you'll see a menu that gives you a choice of which system to boot into. It will tell you that Win 8 is your default choice. You can then change the default or choose another OS.

But since you're using two hard drives, it's possible that Win 8 doesn't know the other drive exists.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/6071-cannot-run-win-xp-ubuntu-after-installing-windows-8-a.html
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A:Installing Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jrj350


I have a Dell laptop. I want to do a dual install, first Windows 7 followed by Ubuntu 13.04.
I would like to know if Ubuntu 13.04 installs as it normally does when installing with Windows 7.
I know Ubuntu 13.04 does not install easily with Windows 8 so I am curious about Windows 7.
I am not looking for any information on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8. I am only interested in installing Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13,04.
If anyone is interested, I have tried Windows 8 and absolutely despise so much about it.
Thank you


Here are the instructions I use to set-up dual boots...

Ubuntu Guide






Quote:
A user may experience problems dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows. In general, a Windows OS should be installed first, because its bootloader is very particular. A default Windows installation usually occupies the entire hard drive, so the main Windows partition needs to be shrunk, creating free space for the Ubuntu partitions...


Ubuntu Raring Installation -

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If you're getting that error message with no external drive connected, then you accidentally installed GRUB to your internal hard drive -- which could have been avoided if you had simply disconnected the internal drive when installing Ubuntu to the external drive.

What you will need to do is remove GRUB from your internal drive but since your Win8 PC uses UEFI, and I have no experience with that, I can't help you fix it. Sorry.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/19001-installing-ubuntu-windows-8-a.html
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So you had:

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http://pinguyos.com/

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Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-installing-windows-xp-over-ubuntu-error-msg.757060/
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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?

While Installing I got the following screen first :

allocate drive Space

1) Install alongside other OS
2) Erase and Use the entire disc
3) Specify partitions manually(advanced)

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B)New Partition size in MB 20972

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Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.












______________________________________?
Kindly leave your email address also so that I can contact you if I encounter any problem after performing your steps


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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1. Erase the root partition (you made it as ext4 journaled with / as a mount point)
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19996713
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You need to follow a specific set of steps to get the boot menu to appear, but lets first take a look at your disk management screen. Can you post a screen capture image of it here?

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Can you double-check to see that the bootable USB drive is inserted into a USB2.0 port, not a USB3.0 port?

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If you can boot, open Windows Disk Management and post a screen shot of what you see there so we can better see what is going on.

Do you have installation discs for Windows 7 and 8?

Do you have a 25 character Product Key for Windows 7?

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Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping TOol in Start Menu - attach file using paper clip in reply box. Tell us what is located where.

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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.

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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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Any help???????????!!!!!!!


Welcome to the Windows forums greaterthings.

Are you sure that the brandnew windows 7 disk is bootable and not an upgrade disk?

Normally I touch the space bar when the boot from cd rom line comes up with a bootable cd/dvd in the rom drive.

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A:Ntldr is missing after erasing windows and installing ubuntu

Hi there
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A:Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

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A:Win2K3 unable to boot after installing WinXP as a dual boot

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The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

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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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Hope this helps Fred,

Bootmgr is missing

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