View Full Version : [all variants] GRUB doesn't see existing windows installation

July 9th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Hi, please help me! I have installed easy peasy on my toshiba laptop.
I used the install wizard provided and partitioned my hard drive so that windows was in the first section (I set the usage to 'do not use'), then created a swap space of 2gb, then created an ubuntu partition of 10gb. Everything seemed to go fine (I'm actually typing this from firefox in easy peasy) but when I turn the laptop on, I'm only given a boot menu if I keep pressing the esc key during bootup and even when I get to the boot screen, it doesn't give me an option of selecting windows.
How do I get it back?
All the other people in my house only use windows, so I must get the old xp as a boot option.
Please help me, before I have to wipe everything and do a fresh install!!

July 9th, 2009, 02:32 PM
erm, I may have panicked in posting too early.
I did a more detailed search than I had attempted earlier and found an answer.
I had to edit the menu file to get XP to appear in the boot menu. My windows installation had become corrupted, so a quick re-install of XP and now everything is peachy!
Sorry for wasting anybody's time.