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Thread: Need help getting back to dual boot menu

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Need help getting back to dual boot menu

    I installed 13.04 on my Win 7 desktop. Windows didn't present a dual boot menu, so, with help from here, a grub boot menu was created. I had to restore an image of my C: drive this morning and now when I try to boot "unknown file system" comes up with a "grub rescue >" command line. What do I need to do in order to boot into Windows again?
    Last edited by bruce73; June 24th, 2013 at 03:36 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Re: Need help getting back to dual boot menu

    Can you boot into anything? It looks like neither Win7 nor Ubuntu work at this point.

    If you can boot into Ubuntu, then you can try using Boot-repair:

    If you can not boot into Ubuntu, and not into Win7 either, then you should have taken the trouble BEFORE you did the dual-boot to make the free Win7 Repair CD. Without a working Win7, you can't do that for free anymore. Instead, you will have to go the link and purchase a Win7 repair CD ISO file, download it to a PC, and burn a CD of it:

    Then, boot from that CD and run Startup Repair three times -- that's right, three times.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Need help getting back to dual boot menu

    Well, ya know, I DID take the trouble to make the free Win7 Repair CD. Thanks for the advice.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Need help getting back to dual boot menu

    That will get you to boot Windows directly, but then you cannot boot Ubuntu from Windows.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
    Full Ubuntu 13.04 liveDVD or USB Install with Boot-Repair included (for newer computers)
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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