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    Can't boot windows 7

    Hi.I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Win7 via Wubi.exe, but now I can't boot win7 from my windows boot manager! I can only boot ubuntu.
    I used the boot repair but the problem isn't fixed yet.
    What should I do now?
    Please help!!!!!!
    Last edited by angeliki89; March 6th, 2013 at 04:51 PM.

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    Welcome to the forums.

    Can you post a link to a boot info summary generated by boot repair? I may help us diagnose the problem.

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7


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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    First off don't run bootrepair on Wubi installs. It's not well... tested:
    WARNING: PROGRAMMING BUG IN E2FSCK!OR SOME BONEHEAD (YOU) IS CHECKING A MOUNTED (LIVE) FILESYSTEM.inode_link_info[296028] is 2, inode.i_links_count is 1. They should be the same!Inode 296028 ref count is 1, should be 1. Fix? yes
    Also... it rarely helps Wubi installs. You may not know this but Wubi will automatically boot into Windows the first time after installing. After that you get the Windows boot manager prompt. Often people assume that there is no choice. So please confirm whether you have rebooted at all.

    Thanks

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    If you're asking me if I have ever booted windows 7, since I installed ubuntu,yes, I had booted. But now I can't anymore.

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    So when you boot, it goes straight into Ubuntu?

    There doesn't appear to be anything in the bootinfoscript that indicates any problem. Did you make any changes in Windows e.g. changing the boot manager timeout or default Operating system

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    When I boot, I see the boot menu, but if choose win7, I can't boot into that os, it goes me back to the boot menu, where I choose ubuntu.

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    That is strange.

    Do you have a Windows DVD or Repair CD? If you do you could run a repair.

    If not, you could try hitting F8 as it boots and see if you get any options to boot to a prompt or do a safe boot. Probably a good idea to run chkdsk etc.

    PS how much space do you have on your Windows partition? Please boot Ubuntu and run:
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    df -h
    And then paste the results. Thanks

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    Never mind about the space - I can see it in the bootrepair log.

    Code:
    /dev/sda3      fuseblk   102G   68G   34G  67% /host

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    Re: Can't boot windows 7

    So explain your setup some more please. Were you multi-booting Vista and windows 7 before or did you replace Vista with 7? Any idea why grldr is present (that's part of grub4dos)? Any more info will be helpful.

    Once you get into Windows, outputting the BCD store will probably be useful attached to a bug report. To get it, run 'bcdedit' from a CMD.exe prompt (run as administrator).

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