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Installed Linux - Can't boot into Windows

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dyuhas, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. dyuhas

    dyuhas Thread Starter

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    I screwed up. I have a 2 HD system. Windows 7 is on HD #2 in F: partition. Installed Ubuntu into empty C: partition on HD #1. Can't boot into Windows on HD #2. Probably overwrote the MBR? To boot into Ubuntu on HD #1 I changed the order of the HDs in the BIOS.

    I tried the Windows 7 Repair Disc, but it wants to add a couple of startup options, both of which have the line "Windows Device: Partition = C (439999MB)." C: is not the windows device.

    How do I get out of this predicament? I'm assuming there's some utility I can run from the DVD drive. I thought about EasyBCD but was told I had to run it from Windows.
     
  2. j0hnx777

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    When you start Windows with the installation media, select Repair. Then get to a command prompt. When you're in the command prompt type bootrec /FixMBR

    You can also try bootrec /ScanOS to make sure that your OS is still listed

    Bcdedit.exe is used to set the default boot configuration
     
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