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    Re: I can't boot windows after installing ubuntu

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    It was sda1, it means number 1.

    After you select it there should be the Backup BS option to select, like those instructions say.

    And yes, grub-install /dev/sda (not /dev/hda) would be the correct command but that only works from an installed system.

    If you are doing repair from ubuntu live mod,e it's slightly different.
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    Re: I can't boot windows after installing ubuntu

    I followed the directions and the backupBS was there. I got to the 7th screen and typed y.

    This was the result

    Code:
    TestDisk 6.13, Data Recovery Utility, November 2011
    Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
    http://www.cgsecurity.org
    
    Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
         Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33    12 223 19     204800 [System Reserved]
    
    Boot sector
    Status: OK
    
    Backup boot sector
    Status: OK
    
    Sectors are identical.
    
    A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
    any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
    
    
    
    
     [  Quit  ] >[  List  ]  [Rebuild BS]  [Repair MFT]  [  Dump  ]
    I rebooted. Still nothing changed, the grub menu popped up and there was no windows option. So I'm going to have to find a win7 repair disk. Unless there are any other ideas?

    Thank you guys so much for your time.

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    Re: I can't boot windows after installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by darkod View Post
    1.

    It was sda1, it means number 1.

    After you select it there should be the Backup BS option to select, like those instructions say.

    And yes, grub-install /dev/sda (not /dev/hda) would be the correct command but that only works from an installed system.

    If you are doing repair from ubuntu live mod,e it's slightly different.
    Wouldn't /dev/hda work (if I'm not mistaken, /dev/hda is the first harddisk)?

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    Re: I can't boot windows after installing ubuntu

    ACTUALLY IT WORKED!!! THANK YOU DARKOD

    ..... the first time i had forgotten to update grub before rebooting so the menu didnt display windows. I would have never gotten this done without you guys.

    I didn't expect to have two working solutions by now. This forum is amazing!

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    Re: I can't boot windows after installing ubuntu

    Reinstall windows and use WUBI

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    Re: I can't boot windows after installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by joco1500 View Post
    Reinstall windows and use WUBI
    nooooo way. =P I'm kind of attached to my current installation. But the problem is fixed thanks for trying

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    Re: I can't boot windows after installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Bufeu View Post
    Wouldn't /dev/hda work (if I'm not mistaken, /dev/hda is the first harddisk)?
    The use of "h" has been depreciated for some time in linux as far a grub goes, I believe this changed 2008-9 not sure.

    @ OP Yay, glad you got it sorted!
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