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  1. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    Before I carry out meierfr's steps and replace bootmanager and bcd, I was wondering what would happen if I just used my Vista installation disk and opened a cmd.exe and then cd'ed to...
  2. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    Would it be a waste of time, or more importantly foolish/dangerous, to try carrying out the steps given by Manual Repair of the Vista Boot Loader
    of the following post?
    ...
  3. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    reply-to-Yann: I reran Vista repair disk and the error I showed above no longer appears.

    I'm still reading online documentation (Wubi MegaThread and MultiBooters per OldFred's suggestion)) trying...
  4. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    First new development!

    Just for grins I booted up the repair disk again and told it to repair startup and this time it found a problem. Of course it said:

    Windows cannot repair this computer...
  5. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    Can anyone suggest something? I'm getting desperate to reboot into my Vista.

    I have my Vista installation disk and so can use the programs available there but I'm at a loss as to what could help....
  6. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    I'm sorry to keep taking your time but I don't understand your last post.

    If you boot a system and try F8 I thought you were normally given the option of what device you want to boot off of. In...
  7. [wubi] Re: Is Wubi clobbering Windows partition?

    This thread is essentially a sidebar to a more serious problem that I've posted in:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1996785

    I made the spurious files issue a separate thread because it...
  8. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    I rebooted several times trying down-arrow to catch possible menu. No dice.

    Went into bios and set disk 2 to be primary (disk 1 is currently P) and tried booting. Got expected error message to...
  9. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    I gather you mean the "prefix" error?

    I thought, naively, it would be safer. Once I get over this hump I'll do a "true" installation. I'm not sure what drive I will use though, because my two ...
  10. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    bootinfoscript output attached...
  11. [wubi] Re: can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    Sorry Sorry Sorry

    When I ran bootinfoscript I forgot that because of all my problems I had attached an external 500G drive to copy my entire C: and D: windows files to it. It is odd that it...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: How do you search for "phrases" in forums?

    Thanks everyone, your responses have answered all my questions. I may just go to googlubuntu.com in the as suggested because I tried it out and it works beautifully.
  13. [SOLVED] Re: How do you search for "phrases" in forums?

    Thanks,
    Your link seems to answer my problem about the error message, but how did you find the thread? I did a search for "error prefix not found" and the thread you pointed me to didn't come up....
  14. [SOLVED] How do you search for "phrases" in forums?

    I've experimented with the search function for forums but can't figure out a way to search for a phrase rather than keywords. My problem is that I want to look for info on an error message that...
  15. [wubi] Re: Is Wubi clobbering Windows partition?

    I was given the option to choose Windows or Ubuntu only once just after install of Wubi. I honestly can't remember whether the sequence was:

    1)install Wubi->given option & chose...
  16. [wubi] Re: Is Wubi clobbering Windows partition?

    Many thanks, first piece of good news since Wubi fiasco...
  17. [wubi] Is Wubi clobbering Windows partition?

    I installed Wubi a couple days ago and can no longer boot into Windows(Vista). Reboots go straight to Ubuntu. I just looked at Window's partition and noticed very suspicious folders scattered all...
  18. [wubi] can't boot windows(Vista) after installing wubi dual boot on F Drive

    Yesterday I installed wubi on my vista system (custom built desktop) and all seemed to go perfectly. The first reboot gave me the option of going to Vista or Ubuntu and I chose Ubuntu. Every time I...
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