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    dual boot- cant open vista

    I use dual boot (ubuntu 10.10 and vista). However, now I cant open vista. I can see the files in windows and open them. These windows files are separated into two (100 gb filesystem and 200gb filesystem) in ubuntu. I think this happened because of the recent updates in vista.

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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    When you say you cannot open Vista, do you mean you cannot boot it, or you cannot mount it in Ubuntu?

    Post this so we can see your exact configuration:
    Boot Info Script courtesy of forum member meierfra
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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    I mean that I cannot boot vista.

    Code:
    Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
    
     => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in 
        partition #5 for (,msdos5)/boot/grub.
    
    sda1: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  Dell Utility: Fat16
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   /COMMAND.COM
    
    sda2: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows Vista
        Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
    
    sda3: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   
    
    sda4: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    sda5: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 10.10
        Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img
    
    sda6: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1                  63        80,324        80,262  de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2    *         81,920   195,414,015   195,332,096   7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3         195,414,016   586,182,545   390,768,530   7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4         586,182,654   625,141,759    38,959,106   5 Extended
    /dev/sda5         586,182,656   623,427,583    37,244,928  83 Linux
    /dev/sda6         623,429,632   625,141,759     1,712,128  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         
    
    /dev/sda1        3030-3030                              vfat       DellUtility                   
    /dev/sda2        32D80878D8083D1B                       ntfs                                     
    /dev/sda3        D2D6A48BD6A47201                       ntfs                                     
    /dev/sda4: PTTYPE="dos" 
    /dev/sda5        f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5   ext4                                     
    /dev/sda6        44d120e3-0300-4b2b-8101-22838fa533cc   swap                                     
    /dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos" 
    
    ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/sda5        /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    
    
    =========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      insmod vbe
      insmod vga
    }
    
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=640x480
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=en
    insmod gettext
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-25-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-25-generic-pae root=UUID=f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5 ro   quiet splash
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-25-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-25-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5
        echo    'Loading Linux 2.6.35-25-generic-pae ...'
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-25-generic-pae root=UUID=f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5 ro single 
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-25-generic-pae
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5
        linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5
        linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 32d80878d8083d1b
        chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    
    =============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ===============================
    
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=f1447e46-4f13-4283-9277-e7b9c49130e5 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=44d120e3-0300-4b2b-8101-22838fa533cc none            swap    sw              0       0
    
    =================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================
    
    
     313.4GB: boot/grub/core.img
     302.4GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
     301.2GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-25-generic-pae
     313.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-25-generic-pae
     301.2GB: initrd.img
     313.4GB: vmlinuz

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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    Boot script looks normal to me. Do you get a windows error. All grub2 does is pass the boot to the windows partition to continue to boot.

    Did you resize Vista with Vista tools or gparted/installer? That can sometimes require Vista to run chkdsk or require other windows repairs as the partition boot sector is offset from where it thinks it is.

    Vista/7 CHKDSK
    chkdsk [drive] /f /r
    chkdsk C: /r
    /f : Fixes errors on the disk.
    /r : Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.
    Note If you specify the /r option, the /p option is implied. When you specify the chkdsk command without arguments, the command checks the current drive with no options in effect. Rerun until no errors.
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

    oldfred's Windows Vista/Win7 repair links posts #7 & #9:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9826152
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    No, I didnt resize vista. A few minutes ago, I tried to boot vista and it said that C: is scanned for errors. And two files were regained again (I dont remember exactly). But again vista didn't run

    My question is that when I try chkdsk, will my files in vista be deleted?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    Chkdsk is a file repair. It is supposed to recover files, usually damages by incorrect shutdowns or hard drive problems. It does not always fix everything on one pass, so you may need to run it several times.

    Of course good backups are always recommended and if you are sure you shutdown normally you may be starting to have drive issues.
    What does System, Administration, Disk Utility show. Click on drive and review smart status.
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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    Disk utility, smart status shows "disk is healthy" for harddisk. Should I run self-test?

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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    I do not know enough to interpret results from a test. Others may. If it says healthy that is a good sign.

    Have you run chkdsk until there are no errors?
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    Re: dual boot- cant open vista

    chkdsk worked out!
    I reran it until there were no errors
    Thank you very much for your advise.

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