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ianerick

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I recently tried dual booting ubuntu with windows 7, and when restarting i got Error 15: file not found.
i have tried simply reinstalling using my dell re-installation disk, but it seems to not work for some reason. so now i've booted into a live cd and at first, i just thought it was because the ubuntu installed had gone wrong or something, so i reformatted the ubuntu partition, which obviously did not work. if there is any solution besides formatting and reinstalling everything, please let me know. if you need any more information, please ask
 

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... tried simply reinstalling using my dell re-installation disk, but it seems to not work ...
Does "re-installation disk" mean a Windows 7 installation DVD? Or a Recovery DVD? And can you be more specific than "seems to not work"? Could you boot to it? Etc.?

... reformatted the ubuntu partition, which obviously did not work ...
Did you or did you not format the Ubuntu partition again? What does "did not work" mean?
 

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Does "re-installation disk" mean a Windows 7 installation DVD? Or a Recovery DVD? And can you be more specific than "seems to not work"? Could you boot to it? Etc.?



Did you or did you not format the Ubuntu partition again? What does "did not work" mean?
sorry, i see how that was unclear.
it was an XP media center install disk. i could not boot into it.
i formatted the ubuntu partition, which did not fix the problem.
 

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Thanks, that helps. Sounds like the Windows 7 installation should still be OK. You can try, in either order, ...

Install Ubuntu again into the newly formatted partition and hope that this time Grub will fix up the dual boot.

Use your Windows 7 installation DVD to fix the Windows boot.
 
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