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francobrotto
May 19th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Hello everyone!
I'm new here and new to Ubuntu.


I'm here to ask for your help to solve this apparently small issue that is taking me a lot of time. Basically what happens is that Windows wont boot. And nothing that I tried so far got me any step closer to fixing this issue... I'll give you all the details you need


Im using a Dell Studio 1555 Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00ghz and I had (have, actually) Windows 7 64bits installed. The other day I wanted to try Linux so I downloaded and installed in a different partition Debian. Alright, no problems so far.


The problem started when I tried to uninstall Debian. I didnt know how to do it so I followed a tutorial that told me to use EasyBCD to repair GRUB/MBR (not sure what needed to be fixed) and restart. When I restarted Windows didnt load and this message was showing up:


"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert the Windows installation disk and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and click 'Next'
3. Click 'Repair your computer'


I looked over dozens of pages to solve this issue, I burnt a Disc Repair, a Installation Disc, set the boot order to boot from CD/DVD, but nothing happened. I gave up this option and tried another one, using Ubuntu from a Pen Drive (LiveCD) running Boot-Repair. Didnt work too, I was able to restore the GRUB and boot Debian (that I didnt have time to delete) but when I chose Windows, same problem as I mentioned. Tried rewriting windows MBR and nothing!!!


I already got my documents but I also wanted to get my emails from Outlook, and I think the only way to do it is using Windows...
Also, I want Windows back because I need it to use Adobe's Programs...


Can anyone help me on this? Below I'll post the results I've got from Boot-Repair..


Big thanks,


francobrotto



---------------------------BOOT-REPAIR RESULTS-----------------------------


Boot Info Script 0.61-git [12 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
=> Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Dell Utility: FAT16
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /DELLBIO.BIN /DELLRMK.BIN /COMMAND.COM

sda2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows Vista
Boot files: /bootmgr /BOOT/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda4: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda6: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 2961800 of /dev/sdb1 for its
second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the directory.
No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /syslinux/syslinux.cfg /ldlinux.sys

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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 80,324 80,262 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 80,325 30,800,324 30,720,000 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3 * 30,800,325 858,431,535 827,631,211 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda4 858,433,534 976,771,071 118,337,538 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 858,433,536 971,880,447 113,446,912 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 971,882,496 976,771,071 4,888,576 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 2034 MB, 2034237440 bytes
23 heads, 55 sectors/track, 3140 cylinders, total 3973120 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/sdb1 * 40,480 3,973,119 3,932,640 b W95 FAT32


"blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/loop1 53938097-35f7-424f-8e1c-f946b706de98 ext2
/dev/sda1 3030-3030 vfat DellUtility
/dev/sda2 58B27D48B27D2C1E ntfs RECOVERY
/dev/sda3 30667F93667F5914 ntfs Windows
/dev/sda5 a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd ext3
/dev/sda6 196236eb-8744-45d1-9a4d-133b81baaf26 swap
/dev/sdb1 74CE-9447 vfat AMO VOCE S2

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sdb1 /cdrom vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437, iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda5/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 $prefix/grubenv ]; then
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${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 load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
set timeout=10
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd
insmod png
if background_image /usr/share/images/desktop-base/spacefun-grub.png; then
set color_normal=light-gray/black
set color_highlight=white/black
else
set menu_color_normal=cyan/blue
set menu_color_highlight=white/blue
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 2.6.32-5-686' --class debian --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-5-686 ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=UUID=a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd ro quiet
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686
}
menuentry 'Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (recovery mode)' --class debian --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-5-686 ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=UUID=a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_otheros ###

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda3
menuentry "Windows Vista (loader)" {
set root=(hd0,msdos3)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 30667f93667f5914
chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_otheros ###

### 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/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=196236eb-8744-45d1-9a4d-133b81baaf26 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/usb0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

445.981468201 = 478.868955136 boot/grub/core.img 1
446.036136627 = 478.927654912 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
444.785171509 = 477.584441344 boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686 4
444.750541687 = 477.547257856 boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 2
444.785171509 = 477.584441344 initrd.img 4
444.750541687 = 477.547257856 vmlinuz 2

========================= sdb1/syslinux/syslinux.cfg: ==========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# D-I config version 2.0
include menu.cfg
default vesamenu.c32
prompt 0
timeout 50
ui gfxboot bootlogo
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

================= sdb1: Location of files loaded by Syslinux: ==================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

?? = ?? ldlinux.sys 1
?? = ?? syslinux/chain.c32 1
?? = ?? syslinux/gfxboot.c32 1
?? = ?? syslinux/syslinux.cfg 1
?? = ?? syslinux/vesamenu.c32 1

============== sdb1: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux: ===============

syslinux/chain.c32 : COM32R module (v4.xx)
syslinux/gfxboot.c32 : COM32R module (v4.xx)
syslinux/vesamenu.c32 : COM32R module (v4.xx)

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown BootLoader on sda4

00000000 1d fc 0a fc 0d fc 27 fc 55 fc 96 fc eb fc 53 fd |......'.U.....S.|
00000010 c9 fd 48 fe cd fe 54 ff dc ff 5e 00 da 00 4e 01 |..H...T...^...N.|
00000020 b6 01 0c 02 4f 02 7c 02 8d 02 84 02 5f 02 23 02 |....O.|....._.#.|
00000030 d1 01 6e 01 fa 00 7a 00 f6 ff 6c ff de fe 56 fe |..n...z...l...V.|
00000040 d6 fd 5e fd f0 fc 90 fc 3f fc fc fb c7 fb a2 fb |..^.....?.......|
00000050 8c fb 86 fb 8f fb ad fb dc fb 1d fc 6a fc c1 fc |............j...|
00000060 1c fd 7a fd db fd 43 fe b7 fe 36 ff be ff 50 00 |..z...C...6...P.|
00000070 e6 00 7b 01 0e 02 9d 02 28 03 b2 03 3b 04 c7 04 |..{.....(...;...|
00000080 53 05 d7 05 4f 06 b8 06 0c 07 48 07 6a 07 75 07 |S...O.....H.j.u.|
00000090 6e 07 55 07 2e 07 fe 06 c2 06 7d 06 2b 06 cd 05 |n.U.......}.+...|
000000a0 5f 05 e1 04 53 04 b7 03 11 03 65 02 b1 01 fd 00 |_...S.....e.....|
000000b0 4b 00 9b ff eb fe 3a fe 8b fd de fc 38 fc 9b fb |K.....:.....8...|
000000c0 09 fb 83 fa 0a fa a2 f9 49 f9 fc f8 bf f8 8f f8 |........I.......|
000000d0 70 f8 60 f8 61 f8 7a f8 a7 f8 ec f8 43 f9 aa f9 |p.`.a.z.....C...|
000000e0 20 fa 9d fa 1f fb a3 fb 26 fc a7 fc 21 fd 98 fd | .......&...!...|
000000f0 0c fe 7d fe e6 fe 4d ff b0 ff 0d 00 5f 00 aa 00 |..}...M....._...|
00000100 ec 00 24 01 54 01 80 01 ab 01 d2 01 f4 01 0f 02 |..$.T...........|
00000110 28 02 3a 02 45 02 4c 02 56 02 63 02 6f 02 7b 02 |(.:.E.L.V.c.o.{.|
00000120 87 02 91 02 97 02 97 02 93 02 8e 02 82 02 69 02 |..............i.|
00000130 46 02 18 02 de 01 9b 01 50 01 01 01 aa 00 50 00 |F.......P.....P.|
00000140 f3 ff 97 ff 3d ff eb fe a0 fe 64 fe 37 fe 1a fe |....=.....d.7...|
00000150 0d fe 12 fe 25 fe 49 fe 7f fe cc fe 2e ff a1 ff |....%.I.........|
00000160 22 00 ab 00 34 01 b9 01 35 02 a9 02 17 03 7b 03 |"...4...5.....{.|
00000170 d7 03 2c 04 79 04 bf 04 fb 04 28 05 46 05 58 05 |..,.y.....(.F.X.|
00000180 5b 05 50 05 37 05 13 05 e2 04 a5 04 58 04 fe 03 |[.P.7.......X...|
00000190 8f 03 10 03 81 02 e5 01 41 01 99 00 f1 ff 4f ff |........A.....O.|
000001a0 b4 fe 20 fe 91 fd 08 fd 88 fc 11 fc a2 fb 3f fb |.. ...........?.|
000001b0 e7 fa a0 fa 69 fa 47 fa 39 fa 3e fa 54 fa 00 fe |....i.G.9.>.T...|
000001c0 ff ff 83 fe ff ff 02 00 00 00 00 10 c3 06 00 fe |................|
000001d0 ff ff 05 fe ff ff 02 10 c3 06 00 a0 4a 00 00 00 |............J...|
000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
00000200



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
=================== log of boot-repair 2012-05-19__14h57 ===================
boot-repair version : 3.18-0ppa16~precise
boot-sav version : 3.18-0ppa44~precise
glade2script version : 0.3.2.1-0ppa7~precise
boot-repair is executed in live-session (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , precise , Ubuntu , i686)

=================== OSPROBER:
/dev/sda2:Windows Vista (loader):Windows:chain
/dev/sda3:Windows Vista (loader):Windows1:chain
/dev/sda5:Debian GNU/Linux (6.0.5):Debian:linux

=================== BLKID:
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop1: UUID="53938097-35f7-424f-8e1c-f946b706de98" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="DellUtility" UUID="3030-3030" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sda2: LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="58B27D48B27D2C1E" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="Windows" UUID="30667F93667F5914" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda5: UUID="a875526f-e580-4982-9a4d-82aecab45cfd" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda6: UUID="196236eb-8744-45d1-9a4d-133b81baaf26" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="AMO VOCE S2" UUID="74CE-9447" TYPE="vfat"


1 disks with OS, 3 OS : 1 Linux, 0 MacOS, 2 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.

Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary.
DOS and Linux will interpret the contents differently.


=================== /mnt/boot-sav/sda5/etc/default/grub :

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"




=================== PARTITIONS & DISKS:
sda1 : sda, maybesepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, no-os, not-on-gpt-disk, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, no-grldr, no-b-bcd, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, /mnt/boot-sav/sda1.
sda2 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, is-os, not-on-gpt-disk, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, haswinload, no-recov-nor-hid, bootmgr, no-grldr, BOOT/BCD, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, /mnt/boot-sav/sda2.
sda3 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, is-os, not-on-gpt-disk, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, haswinload, no-recov-nor-hid, bootmgr, no-grldr, Boot/BCD, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, /mnt/boot-sav/sda3.
sda5 : sda, not-sepboot, grubenv-ok grub2, grub-pc, update-grub, 32, with-boot, is-os, not-on-gpt-disk, fstab-without-boot, fstab-without-efi, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, no-grldr, no-b-bcd, apt-get, grub-install, /mnt/boot-sav/sda5.

sda : MSDos, not-GPT, BIOSboot-not-needed, has-no-EFIpart, 63 sectors * 512 bytes

=================== PARTED:

Model: ATA WDC WD5000BEVT-7 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 41.1MB 41.1MB primary fat16 diag
2 41.1MB 15.8GB 15.7GB primary ntfs
3 15.8GB 440GB 424GB primary ntfs boot
4 440GB 500GB 60.6GB extended
5 440GB 498GB 58.1GB logical ext3
6 498GB 500GB 2503MB logical linux-swap(v1)


Model: Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 2034MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 20.7MB 2034MB 2014MB primary fat32 boot


=================== MOUNT:
/cow on / type overlayfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
/dev/sdb1 on /cdrom type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437, iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu)
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda1 type vfat (rw)
/dev/sda2 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda3 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda3 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda5 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda5 type ext3 (rw)


/sys/block/sda: alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5 sda6 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
/sys/block/sdb: alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sdb1 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
/sys/block/sr0: alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
/dev: autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus cdrom cdrw char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency disk dri dvd dvdrw ecryptfs fb0 fd full fuse fw0 hidraw0 hpet input kmsg log mapper mcelog mem net network_latency network_throughput null oldmem port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5 sda6 sdb sdb1 sg0 sg1 sg2 shm snapshot snd sr0 stderr stdin stdout uinput urandom usbmon0 usbmon1 usbmon2 usbmon3 usbmon4 usbmon5 usbmon6 usbmon7 usbmon8 v4l vga_arbiter video0 zero
/dev/mapper: control

=================== DF:

Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/cow overlayfs 775M 260M 476M 36% /
udev devtmpfs 2.0G 12K 2.0G 1% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 805M 884K 804M 1% /run
/dev/sdb1 vfat 1.9G 1.7G 270M 86% /cdrom
/dev/loop0 squashfs 673M 673M 0 100% /rofs
tmpfs tmpfs 2.0G 25M 2.0G 2% /tmp
none tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
none tmpfs 2.0G 980K 2.0G 1% /run/shm
/dev/sda1 vfat 40M 8.7M 31M 23% /mnt/boot-sav/sda1
/dev/sda2 fuseblk 15G 7.6G 7.2G 52% /mnt/boot-sav/sda2
/dev/sda3 fuseblk 395G 51G 345G 13% /mnt/boot-sav/sda3
/dev/sda5 ext3 54G 1.5G 50G 3% /mnt/boot-sav/sda5

=================== FDISK:

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 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: 0x6f191570

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 80324 40131 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 80325 30800324 15360000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 * 30800325 858431535 413815605+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 858433534 976771071 59168769 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 858433536 971880447 56723456 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 971882496 976771071 2444288 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 2034 MB, 2034237440 bytes
23 heads, 55 sectors/track, 3140 cylinders, total 3973120 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: 0x04030201

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 40480 3973119 1966320 b W95 FAT32



=================== Default settings
recommendedrepair
This setting would reinstall the grub2 of sda5 into the MBR of sda.
Additional repair would be performed: unhide-bootmenu

=================== Settings chosen by the user
customrepair
This setting will restore the sda (mbr) (sda3) MBR on sda.
Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu repair-filesystems


Force Unmount all blkid partitions (for fsck) except / /boot /cdrom /dev /etc /home /opt /pas /proc /rofs /sys /tmp /usr /var
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
Refusing to operate on read-write mounted device /dev/sda2.
Refusing to operate on read-write mounted device /dev/sda3.
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
Will restore the MBR_TO_RESTORE : sda (mbr) into sda
dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda
0+1 records in
0+1 records out
parted /dev/sda set 3 boot on


Information: You may need to update /etc/fstab.

Boot successfully repaired.

You can now reboot your computer.

wilee-nilee
May 19th, 2012, 07:54 PM
So you still have debian, and the ms-sys boot put in by the boot-reoair is not working. This is to get the boot back straight to windows, you can remove the debian partitions from the partitioner in windows.

Since you have a Windows recovery or install disc it seems try this boot to the recovery terminal with that windows disc and run this command to reload the mbr.


bootrec.exe /fixmbr

Here is a link on getting to that terminal.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html

There are others commands that can be tried if this does not work. Let us know how tis goes.

francobrotto
May 19th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Hey, thanks for you help wilee-nilee!!

But I dont know why, when I restart with the Repair Disc, absolutely nothing happens, it goes straight to the same screen reporting Windows error, so I cant fix it!!

Im pretty sure I burnt the DVD as I was supposed to, but nothing happens!!! Thats why Im now trying to do it through Ubuntu...

wilee-nilee
May 19th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Hey, thanks for you help wilee-nilee!!

But I dont know why, when I restart with the Repair Disc, absolutely nothing happens, it goes straight to the same screen reporting Windows error, so I cant fix it!!

Im pretty sure I burnt the DVD as I was supposed to, but nothing happens!!! Thats why Im now trying to do it through Ubuntu...

There is a bootloader that can be installed from a ubuntu live cd, here are the instructions.

Make sure the universe repo is ticked and untick the cd, in software sources, found in the ubuntu software center-edit-software sources, then in the terminal.


sudo apt-get updateThen run this command set and notice the error reference.

sudo apt-get install lilo
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
May show error messages about the rest of lilo missing, ignore, we just want MBR

You should boot straight to the windows setup.

Did you notice as well that my first post only mentioned the boot-repair, not any instructions on using it. I suggested using a windows recovery or install disc to run the bootrec.exe /fixmbr command.

If you have the windows disc try that first, personally I would want an actual MS bootloader in place if I had a disc to install it.

francobrotto
May 19th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Hello wilee-nilee

Thanks again, I tried doing this lilo thing and it didnt work. I restarted and got the same error. This is the output from the terminal if it matters:

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
/boot/boot.0800 exists - no /dev/sda backup copy made.
The Master Boot Record of /dev/sda has been updated.

Also, I downloaded from torrent Windows 7, made a DVD and again, it seems my computer doesnt even read it (even thought I set BIOS to read DVD firstly)

I dont know what else to do!!!

Gawd!

ps. thank you coffeecat for adding code tags!

wilee-nilee
May 19th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Hello wilee-nilee

Thanks again, I tried doing this lilo thing and it didnt work. I restarted and got the same error. This is the output from the terminal if it matters:

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
/boot/boot.0800 exists - no /dev/sda backup copy made.
The Master Boot Record of /dev/sda has been updated.

Also, I downloaded from torrent Windows 7, made a DVD and again, it seems my computer doesnt even read it (even thought I set BIOS to read DVD firstly)

I dont know what else to do!!!

Gawd!

ps. thank you coffeecat for adding code tags!

So there is another part of the windows boot called the pbr, if it has been changed this can be a problem.

I believe a W7 disc will possibly fix this, I would not use a torrent disc, but it may be that you just need to use the per session boot menu rather then the bios setting.

On the bios screen, not the actual bios at powering on it should tell you the boot from key prompts. A common key used is f12 you can look on the web for more info per your computer manufacturer, and or model.

I don't think the one command I have posted is going to fix this as the pbr needs rebuilding.

Can you get a legit recovery disc or install disc from a friend, has to be the same bit I believe. You can buy a recovery disc for 9.75$ on the web.

http://systemdiscs.com/?utm_source=neosmart&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=Win7_Recovery

It may be that from looking at the boot-script and not seeing windows mentioned that it looks like it never was accessed after the debian install, meaning a chkdsk was not run, which is a automatic function if you have changed the Windows partition size.

Can you get to a f8 prompt at the booting of windows and get a terminal, if so try chkdsk /r and see if it gives the option to do this on a reboot.

bodhi.zazen
May 20th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Also, I downloaded from torrent Windows 7, made a DVD and again, it seems my computer doesnt even read it (even thought I set BIOS to read DVD firstly)

We do not support pirated software here. I am closing this thread now.