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    Unhappy Windows 7 won't boot

    I installed linux mint(15, aka olivia), and i played around in it, had fun. THING IS, some of my programs need windows to run and i had stuff on windows, also, i need windows n there. BUT, WINDOWS IS GONE! I have bootinfoscript 061 and it wont let me run it. I manually added windows 7 to grub, but it wont run, when i press enter, all it does is reload the grub page.
    Last edited by mörgćs; June 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 PM. Reason: Removed drama and smiley flood.

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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    Please calm down.
    You might have installed grub2 code onto the windows system partition. I hope your windows partition is not corrupted.
    Can you boot any live linux such as boot-repair ? Please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    If you can, boot with boot-repair.

    If you cannot, at Grub2 menu, press "c" key. Then you will be in Grub2 command mode.
    The prompt may be "grub>".
    If so, execute
    Code:
    ls
    and find something like (hd0,msdos1) or so. "msdos" may be replaced with "gpt" or so.
    And search by
    Code:
    ls (hd0,msdos1)
    It will give you the information on the partition.
    If it is ntfs, try
    Code:
    ls (hd0,msdos1)/
    and search the file /bootmgr.
    If there is /bootmgr,
    Code:
    insmod ntfs
    set root=(hd0,msdos1)
    insmod ntldr
    ntldr /bootmgr
    boot
    Alternatively,
    Code:
    insmod ntfs
    insmod ntldr
    search -f --set=root /bootmgr
    ntldr /bootmgr
    boot
    Refer http://askubuntu.com/questions/13527...dows-partition
    Last edited by kiyop; June 22nd, 2013 at 01:21 AM.
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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    Hello!

    We can see pretty quickly whether or not you nuked your Windows partition if you will post the results of
    Code:
    sudo blkid
    and

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Last edited by QIII; June 22nd, 2013 at 01:37 AM.

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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    ok, thx guys ill get back to you, havent tried it so far....

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    Unhappy Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    Quote Originally Posted by kiyop View Post
    Please calm down.
    You might have installed grub2 code onto the windows system partition. I hope your windows partition is not corrupted.
    Can you boot any live linux such as boot-repair ? Please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    If you can, boot with boot-repair.

    If you cannot, at Grub2 menu, press "c" key. Then you will be in Grub2 command mode.
    The prompt may be "grub>".
    If so, execute
    Code:
    ls
    and find something like (hd0,msdos1) or so. "msdos" may be replaced with "gpt" or so.
    And search by
    Code:
    ls (hd0,msdos1)
    It will give you the information on the partition.
    If it is ntfs, try
    Code:
    ls (hd0,msdos1)/
    and search the file /bootmgr.
    If there is /bootmgr,
    Code:
    insmod ntfs
    set root=(hd0,msdos1)
    insmod ntldr
    ntldr /bootmgr
    boot
    Alternatively,
    Code:
    insmod ntfs
    insmod ntldr
    search -f --set=root /bootmgr
    ntldr /bootmgr
    boot
    Refer http://askubuntu.com/questions/13527...dows-partition
    it says error:no such partition
    and
    on the /bootmgr ones, it says ther is no /bootmgr
    and, at boot, says load kernel first

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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Hello!

    We can see pretty quickly whether or not you nuked your Windows partition if you will post the results of
    Code:
    sudo blkid
    and

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    to teh first one:
    [sudo] password for sixsamuraisoldier:
    /dev/sda1: UUID="f69d354e-3c16-43e9-b94e-47f50ab982a4" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="9b50eff3-f889-4faa-9622-bd50ee28c91b" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="5724e06e-711e-4dcb-a12f-76a4a6b77f3b" TYPE="ext2"
    /dev/sda4: LABEL="HP_TOOLS" UUID="DCFE-B773" TYPE="vfat"
    /dev/sr0: LABEL="AOE2" TYPE="iso9660"

    and to the second oneisk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xde1c2d32


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2048 409599 203776 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 409600 917823487 458706944 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 * 917823488 976559816 29368164+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 976560128 976771119 105496 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    please help
    im desperate

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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    Hmmm...

    You may want to turn off your computer, sit down at another and get back to us.

    Did you do good backups before you installed?

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    Re: Help please! Windows 7 wont boot!

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Hmmm...

    You may want to turn off your computer, sit down at another and get back to us.

    Did you do good backups before you installed?
    i had absolutely NO backups,
    doe sthis mean that im screwed,i cant get a windows 7 re-install, but i DO have a repair disk...
    PLEASE what can i do to get windows 7 again?

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