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    grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    Hello Guys!
    I know that there is a lot of information about grub2 and dual boot installations and most probably I read it all today , however I didn't manage to find any solution in my case.

    1) vista partition is shown as "unknown filesystem" I assume device entry is missing, originally it was SDA2

    2)
    Code:
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1            2048     3074047     1536000   27  Hidden NTFS WinRE
    /dev/sda2   *     3074048   315645119   156285536    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3       315645182   625141759   154748289    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5       315645184   546108794   115231805+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda6       546109440   565639167     9764864   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7       565641216   625141759    29750272   83  Linux
    3)
    Code:
                      Boot Info Script 0.60    from 17 May 2011
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Grub Legacy (v0.97) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the 
        same drive in partition #7 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
        Boot sector info:   No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       
        Boot sector type:  Unknown
        Boot sector info:  
        Mounting failed:   mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    sda5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
        Boot sector info:   According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts 
                           at sector 64. But according to the info from fdisk, 
                           sda5 starts at sector 315645184.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sda6: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    sda7: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  Grub Legacy
        Boot sector info:   Grub Legacy (v0.97) is installed in the boot sector 
                           of sda7 and looks at sector 620449104 of the same hard 
                           drive for the stage2 file.  A stage2 file is at this 
                           location on /dev/sda.  Stage2 looks on partition #7 
                           for /boot/grub/menu.lst.
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 11.10
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab 
                           /boot/grub/core.img
    
    ============================ 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    *          2,048     3,074,047     3,072,000  27 Hidden NTFS (Recovery Environment)
    /dev/sda2           3,074,048   315,645,119   312,571,072   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda3         315,645,182   625,141,759   309,496,578   5 Extended
    /dev/sda5         315,645,184   546,108,794   230,463,611   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda6         546,109,440   565,639,167    19,529,728  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7         565,641,216   625,141,759    59,500,544  83 Linux
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/sda1        2652983252980927                       ntfs       WinRE
    /dev/sda5        ACE29CCCE29C9C60                       ntfs       Data
    /dev/sda6        983b8070-6767-45ee-a902-12486d43db11   swap       
    /dev/sda7        3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6   ext4       
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/sda5        /media/Data              fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
    /dev/sda7        /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    
    
    =========================== sda7/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    #            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    #            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    #            and /usr/share/doc/grub-legacy-doc/.
    
    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default		0
    
    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout		3
    
    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    hiddenmenu
    
    # Pretty colours
    #color cyan/blue white/blue
    
    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    #      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret
    
    #
    # examples
    #
    # title		Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root		(hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader	+1
    #
    # title		Linux
    # root		(hd0,1)
    # kernel	/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #
    
    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST
    
    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below
    
    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs
    
    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    
    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ##      alternative=false
    # alternative=true
    
    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ##      lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false
    
    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=quiet splash
    
    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ##      lockold=true
    # lockold=false
    
    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=
    
    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0
    
    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ##      altoptions=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single
    
    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ##      howmany=7
    # howmany=all
    
    ## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
    ## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
    ## e.g. indomU=detect
    ##      indomU=true
    ##      indomU=false
    # indomU=detect
    
    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ##      memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true
    
    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false
    
    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false
    
    ## ## End Default Options ##
    
    title		Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-13-generic
    uuid		3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-13-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro quiet splash 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-13-generic
    quiet
    
    title		Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-13-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid		3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-13-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro  single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-13-generic
    
    title		Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-12-generic
    uuid		3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro quiet splash 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    quiet
    
    title		Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-12-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid		3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro  single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    
    title		Chainload into GRUB 2
    root		3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    kernel		/boot/grub/core.img
    
    title		Ubuntu 11.10, memtest86+
    uuid		3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet
    
    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =========================== sda7/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 ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      insmod part_msdos
      insmod ext2
      set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
      set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=10
    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 ###
    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 3.0.0-13-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-13-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-13-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-13-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.0.0-13-generic ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-13-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-13-generic
    }
    submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.0.0-12-generic ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    }
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos7)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" --class windows --class os {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ntfs
    	set root='(hd1,msdos2)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 12929A49929A3169
    	chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### 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 ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =============================== sda7/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    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    # / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
    UUID=3d360a8f-521f-48a9-adb4-858ae73c7ad6 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=983b8070-6767-45ee-a902-12486d43db11 none            swap    sw              0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
     274.496692657 = 294.738579456  boot/grub/core.img                             1
     295.853187561 = 317.669941248  boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
     280.033588409 = 300.683776000  boot/grub/menu.lst                             1
     295.853553772 = 317.670334464  boot/grub/stage2                               1
     288.098628998 = 309.343547392  boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic               2
     271.903327942 = 291.953975296  boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-13-generic               1
     295.851215363 = 317.667823616  boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic                  1
     270.644943237 = 290.602795008  boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-13-generic                  1
     271.903327942 = 291.953975296  initrd.img                                     1
     288.098628998 = 309.343547392  initrd.img.old                                 2
     270.644943237 = 290.602795008  vmlinuz                                        1
     295.851215363 = 317.667823616  vmlinuz.old                                    1
    
    ======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================
    
    Unknown BootLoader on sda2
    
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    000001c0  6f 6d 70 72 65 73 73 65  64 00 0d 0a 50 72 65 73  |ompressed...Pres|
    000001d0  73 20 43 74 72 6c 2b 41  6c 74 2b 44 65 6c 20 74  |s Ctrl+Alt+Del t|
    000001e0  6f 20 72 65 73 74 61 72  74 0d 0a 00 00 00 00 00  |o restart.......|
    000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  80 9d b2 ca 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.|
    00000200
    That was my attempt to fix the dual boot. As well I was smart enough to lock my working drive with documents I need urgently.
    I'm noob to linux, but I hope to get use to it, cause I like it, even after 8 hours nonstop of digging for solution.

    Thank you,
    Sergey

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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    Hi Serega,

    We will need some more information about your installation. Are you able to boot in anything, Ubuntu, Windows?

    cheers

    denis

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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    Quote Originally Posted by deonis View Post
    Hi Serega,

    We will need some more information about your installation. Are you able to boot in anything, Ubuntu, Windows?

    cheers

    denis
    Hi, Denis!

    Yes, I can boot ubuntu, but have no rescue CD/DVD for windows, cause it's bloody laptop.
    KR, S

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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    You seem to have grub legacy & grub2 installed as you have both menu.lst and grub.cfg. You are booting with grub legacy in the MBR.

    Partition table shows sda2 as NTFS (07), but NTFS partitions have to have the Partition boot sector (PBR) with a NTFS configuration. If you have a Windows repairCD or USB you use these commands to fix the PBR.

    chkdsk C: /r (have to run /r or /f as separate entries) rerun until no errors
    BootRec.exe /FixBoot #updates PBR partition boot sector or see bootsect.exe commands

    NTFS partitions keep a backup PBR. Testdisk can be used to recover the backup or rebuild a basic NTFS PBR. But the testdisk version usually is not bootable with Vista/7 without chkdsk & fixboot, so hopefully the backup is good and not also overwritten.

    Testdisk is in the Ubuntu repository, do you can directly download it to a working Ubuntu or LiveCD.

    This is instructions on doing the repair. Based on those who installed grub to the PBR, but the fix is the same.
    Restore PBR boot sector for windows from linux using testdisk
    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...ms:Boot_Sector

    As described, it has an option to "Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup"
    Instructions
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    You will need to restore your vista Bootloader and the easiest way of doing that is to use Bootable WinVista CD. There are few other program on the internet which you can use, but most of them are commercial. So your best way will be to get a CD with WinVista. As for your unknown partition, how did you create it ? Were you using some sort of a program or Windows Administrator tools?

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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    Few comments ...

    Vista does not come on a CD; therefore, there is no such thing as a WinVista CD. Plus, it hasn't been sold commercially for years. So, your chances of finding a Vista DVD are very slim.

    Oldfred provided the detail instructions you need to follow to repair your Vista setup so it will work again. You need to use Testdisk in the manner he stated.

    If testdisk doesn't work, what you can then try is using Boot-Repair. It's also likely to NOT work -- but it's worth a try. See the link below:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    You can also try using the Partition Wizard Boot CD to repair your Vista install. Google for that, download the ISO image, burn it to CD, and then boot from that.
    Ubuntu 17.04 Mate, Mint 18.1 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    I just did a quick search for Recovery CD for winvista and here it is, just 6.99$:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=winv...w=1280&bih=609

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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    There are recovery CDs from the vendor of you system that are an image of your hard drive as purchased. Most vendors charge at least a shipping fee.
    There is the Windows repair CD which Microsoft may also call a recoveryCD.

    If you know someone else with the same 32 or 64 bit version.


    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html

    We used to recommend Neosmart as they had a free download for the Windows repairs. They were offline for a while & I now see they want $10 for the download. So make one yourself before you have to pay to get one.
    Make your own Windows recoveryCD/repair:
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm

    Another download site Despotism Believed to be ok.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=439
    If your PC did not come with a complete Vista or Win7 installation CD, you can download a Repair Disc at the following links (Now $10.00):
    Windows Vista Disc - for repairs only
    http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/
    Windows 7 Disc - for repairs only
    http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/window...-repair-discs/
    Vista/7 will not auto repair XP (they create the boot sectors differently) but can run chkdsk on any NTFS partition.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: grub was put in the wrong place, windows filesystem failed

    nice info

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