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    Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    Hi,

    I had installed Ubuntu 10.4 on an already runing windows xp desktop. Dual boot worked for few days and i was able to use both Windows as well as Ubuntu. Today suddenly my windows stopped booting. Ubuntu is working fine though.

    When I start my computer it takes me to boot options where I can choose either Windows xp or Ubuntu. If I choose Windows it takes me to a page which gives below options:

    1. Start Windows xp in safe mode
    2. Start Windows xp in safe mode with networking
    3. Start Windows xp from last working configuration
    4. Start Windows normaly

    None of the above options work and by chossing any of them it again goes to previous screen(boot menu).

    I have run bootinfoscript and below is the out put:
    Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


    =============================
    Code:
    Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows XP
        Boot files:        /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM /wubildr /wubildr.mbr
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  Unknown
        Boot sector info:
    
    sda5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
                           at sector 63.
        Operating System:
        Boot files:        /wubildr /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr
                           /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
                           /ubuntu/disks/swap.disk
    
    sda5/Wubi: _____________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext3
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab
    
    
    ============================ 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 Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1    *             63   204,796,619   204,796,557   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2         204,796,620   625,121,279   420,324,660   f W95 Extended (LBA)
    /dev/sda5         204,796,683   625,121,279   420,324,597   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0       87a15942-982f-4edd-bf44-439dc286fd7c   ext3
    /dev/sda1        869CCFDC9CCFC4C1                       ntfs
    /dev/sda5        16F06547F0652E65                       ntfs
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /                        ext3       (rw)
    /dev/sda5        /host                    fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    
    
    ================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [boot loader]^M
    timeout=30^M
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS^M
    [operating systems]^M
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect^M
    C:\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu"^M
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ======================== sda5/Wubi/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 video_bochs
      insmod video_cirrus
    }
    
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 16F06547F0652E65
    loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
    set root=(loop0)
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
      insmod ntfs
      set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 16F06547F0652E65
      loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
      set root=(loop0)
      set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${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
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
      clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-28-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
            set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
            insmod part_msdos
            insmod ntfs
            set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
            search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 16F06547F0652E65
            loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
            set root=(loop0)
            linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-28-generic root=UUID=16F06547F0652E65 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
            initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-28-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-28-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
            insmod part_msdos
            insmod ntfs
            set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
            search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 16F06547F0652E65
            loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
            set root=(loop0)
            echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-28-generic ...'
            linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-28-generic root=UUID=16F06547F0652E65 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro recovery nomodeset
            echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
            initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-28-generic
    }
    submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-23-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
            set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
            insmod part_msdos
            insmod ntfs
            set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
            search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 16F06547F0652E65
            loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
            set root=(loop0)
            linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic root=UUID=16F06547F0652E65 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
            initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-23-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-23-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
            insmod part_msdos
            insmod ntfs
            set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
            search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 16F06547F0652E65
            loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
    
     set root=(loop0)
            echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-23-generic ...'
            linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic root=UUID=16F06547F0652E65 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro recovery nomodeset
            echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
            initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-23-generic
    }
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
            insmod part_msdos
            insmod ntfs
            set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
            search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 869CCFDC9CCFC4C1
            drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
            chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    
    ### 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/Wubi/etc/fstab: =============================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM
    /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk    none    swap    sw      0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM
    /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk    none    swap    sw      0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ================= sda5/Wubi: Location of files loaded by Grub: =================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                   =                boot/grub/grub.cfg                             3
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-23-generic              66
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-28-generic              76
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic                 22
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic.efi.signed      21
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-28-generic                 27
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-28-generic.efi.signed      25
                   =                initrd.img                                    76
                   =                initrd.img.old                                66
                   =                vmlinuz                                       27
                   =                vmlinuz.old                                   22
    
    ======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================
    
    Unknown BootLoader on sda2
    
    00000000  12 d9 ae 0b 89 fd 0b 5c  df d1 48 2a ed 1d b9 ec  |.......\..H*....|
    00000010  d7 ba 5f fc 2e b9 e6 b7  93 03 3b c8 82 3b d1 52  |.._.......;..;.R|
    00000020  5a 3e da 46 2f bc 9c a0  2b 5e 4e d7 1f 5f ae d2  |Z>.F/...+^N.._..|
    00000030  34 d1 ed fa 15 75 a5 9c  df 4d 85 b5 15 67 a3 b0  |4....u...M...g..|
    00000040  73 1c b8 5d 13 6c cc ae  df b8 d7 b5 bf 2b a4 1d  |s..].l.......+..|
    00000050  5d 01 70 bc 26 76 9d 80  3a da a6 ed c5 e6 ad 45  |].p.&v..:......E|
    00000060  d1 7e 29 64 a7 4f 89 bd  32 c8 f9 e8 0b 9d 19 bd  |.~)d.O..2.......|
    00000070  af e3 78 25 45 af ea df  fd 05 5d 48 b5 ee 4e ed  |..x%E.....]H..N.|
    00000080  cb 09 ab 5e 86 6f df 24  f7 5b b9 de da c4 4d 06  |...^.o.$.[....M.|
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    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================
    
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    Last edited by Wild Man; June 3rd, 2013 at 12:34 AM. Reason: Changed font color and added code tags

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    Please do not use colors for large amounts of text. Please use code tags - if you are using New Reply button - highlight text and use the # button in the text box header.

    If using Quick Reply then [code] at the beginning and [/code] at the end.

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

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    Last edited by ahallubuntu; June 24th, 2013 at 02:25 AM.

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    What's the output of
    Code:
    df -h

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    Output of df -h is :

    Code:
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/loop0       17G  4.8G   13G  29% /
    udev            807M  4.0K  807M   1% /dev
    tmpfs           327M  820K  326M   1% /run
    none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none            816M   76K  816M   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda5       201G   29G  173G  15% /host
    Last edited by alokbcse; June 4th, 2013 at 05:43 PM. Reason: formating

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    So it doesn't seem related to space. Although that doesn't show the space on your boot partition.

    Can you check the space on /dev/sda1 as well please?:
    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    df -h
    sudo umount /mnt
    One thing that is weird is the line endings in your boot.ini (^M), but if Ubuntu is booting, then it's probably nothing:
    Code:
    [boot loader]^M
    timeout=30^M
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS^M
    [operating systems]^M
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect^M
    C:\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu"^M

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    I noticed in the report that you have UEFI firmware -- which may SERIOUSLY complicate the setup. Not a UEFI expert, so I can't advise you on that.

    However, I would advise NOT to run CHKDSK -- since you have a Wubi installation. There's no guarantee, but there is the stong likelyhood that CHKDSK will render the Wubi install unbootable.

    Also, since you already said you can't get into SAFE mode, solutions using that are obviously not going to work.

    And finally, Ubuntu 10.04 passed end-of-life long ago. My recommendation, once you get XP Booting again, is to remove the current Ubuntu install and try a more recent version -- like 12.04.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    OP has 12.04.2 and there is no UEFI firmware - that's just a grub script with no output because no UEFI firmware was detected. You cannot boot XP with UEFI in any case, and you would also require a GPT partition table.

    CHKDSK is 'safe' for Wubi installs. It's the only way to correct NTFS corruption, and leaving the partition corrupted won't help. It's true that CHKDSK may remove files or repair them out of existence, but in that case they are likely already corrupted (damage done) which is why ongoing regular backups are a always good idea.

    In this case, all Windows data should be backed up to an external drive (via the Wubi install or an Ubuntu live DVD/USB) prior to attempting repairs/reinstalling.

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

    Space on /dev/sda1

    Code:
    alok@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    alok@ubuntu:~$ df -h
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/loop0       17G  4.8G   13G  29% /
    udev            807M  4.0K  807M   1% /dev
    tmpfs           327M  820K  326M   1% /run
    none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none            816M   80K  816M   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda5       201G   29G  173G  15% /host
    /dev/sda1        98G   21G   77G  22% /mnt

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    Re: Windows xp fail to start after boot option display

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    Last edited by ahallubuntu; June 24th, 2013 at 02:25 AM.

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