View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installed Ubuntu, Now i cannot load Vista!!!!!

November 23rd, 2008, 05:28 PM
Hello. I am new here and also new to ubuntu. I had a random urge to install it when i saw some sweet videos of the OS.

Any way.

So I went through the Ubuntu installation process and had the automatic partioner split my drive and Ubuntu finished installing. Now i CANNOT load Vista and i would like to. When i choose Vista(Longhorn) at start up, a disk check comes up and freezes at 7%. I also cannot mount my vista partition from ubuntu.

How do i fix this. I have read somewhere else that the auto partitioner for ubuntu screws up vistas part of the drive and their is something called ntfsfix?

So if someone could PLEASE tell me how to go through fixing this problem i would greatly appreciate it. Remember. I know NOTHING about linux based OS so if you could tell me step by step that would be great.

Thanks a lot

November 23rd, 2008, 07:21 PM
come on..... no one can help?

November 23rd, 2008, 08:05 PM
If you use gparted to resize Vista, it usually temporarily breaks Vista until you use a Vista Recovery CD to fix Vista again. The reason is because Vista (unlike any other OS I know of) maintains its own HDD partition table outside of the main one in the HDD's MBR (Master Boot Record); so if you use something like gparted to repartition, it updates the MBR with the new partition table, but gparted knows nothing about Vista's own partition table. That then usually makes Vista unbootable until you can fix Vista's partition table with a Vista Install/Recovery CD.

If you don't have a Vista Install CD, you can instead download a Vista Recovery CD from here (http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/) and use that. Just choose the "Vista Repair" option, and if all goes well, you should be set. Let me know how it goes.

November 23rd, 2008, 08:12 PM
thanks a lot!!! I am currently out and have no dvd's with me but i will definetly be downloading and using it. I have a recovery cd from HP but i have no option to "repair" after it loads, it just gives me the option to reformatte. Not trying tod o that.

Thanks again. I will be sure to let you konw how i make out.


November 23rd, 2008, 08:51 PM
ok now i have one problem. The link doesnt work......

November 23rd, 2008, 08:55 PM
ok now i have one problem. The link doesnt work......

Works great here.

Here's the two links:

32 bit:

http://neosmart.net:6969/torrent.html?info_hash=c7411cffb5b0c27b28d0ec080af 55ea0016f7b7b

64 bit:

http://neosmart.net:6969/torrent.html?info_hash=fbf47dd7d63708ea2e7acac1709 747c5f7eb94b5

Good Luck.

November 23rd, 2008, 08:58 PM
ahhh Im not going to be able to acess it because my school blocks torrent websites....looks like i have to wait until thanksgiving.