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    Re: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    To install boot repair into your Ubuntu install you just have to copy & paste the two commands in link on Boot Repair.

    If you downloaded the full ISO, you have to burn it to a CD or install to flash drive. Do not overwrite your Ubuntu flash if it is the only one you have.

    All boot ISOs are installed this way. There are several installers that will correctly convert an ISO file to a bootable device and not just copy it.
    Also instructions for CD or USB
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
    Write image or burn image not copy ISO as one large file to CD.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...-cd-on-windows
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions


    Until we see all the details of your system we do not know what the issue(s) are. And both threads were asking for similar information, so solution is likely to be one issue, even if it may seem like more than one.

    Since we all are volunteers we want to know what others have already contributed, so we do not duplicate the instructions wasting our time when we could be helping someone else, or perhaps giving conflicting instructions.

    Flying off the handle at volunteers trying to help you usually does not get more help. And most of the admins are pretty strict as there just is no reason for issues to evolve into even larger issues.
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    Don't worries Alfred i wasn't getting mad at anyone i did at you but then i said sorry. I was telling you that the CEO gave me a strike for getting mad at you but he ignored the part were i edited the comment and said sorry. I'm not being rude to staff.
    I mean why would i get mad at staff your staff and you helped me 10 hours after i posted the thread how could i be mad at you. In-fact you might even solve both of my BIGGEST problems your like my new best friend.

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    Re: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    To install boot repair into your Ubuntu install you just have to copy & paste the two commands in link on Boot Repair.

    If you downloaded the full ISO, you have to burn it to a CD or install to flash drive. Do not overwrite your Ubuntu flash if it is the only one you have.

    All boot ISOs are installed this way. There are several installers that will correctly convert an ISO file to a bootable device and not just copy it.
    Also instructions for CD or USB
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
    Write image or burn image not copy ISO as one large file to CD.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...-cd-on-windows
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions


    Until we see all the details of your system we do not know what the issue(s) are. And both threads were asking for similar information, so solution is likely to be one issue, even if it may seem like more than one.

    Since we all are volunteers we want to know what others have already contributed, so we do not duplicate the instructions wasting our time when we could be helping someone else, or perhaps giving conflicting instructions.

    Flying off the handle at volunteers trying to help you usually does not get more help. And most of the admins are pretty strict as there just is no reason for issues to evolve into even larger issues.
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    There i finally got it.
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    Re: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    Windows has what is the PBR or partition boot sector. Somewhat like MBR but first sector of partition. Windows has to have a NTFS boot signature in the PBR, that is what is missing from your sda2.

    You also have some misalignment. The NTFS boot signature has also have the start & size of the partition. That has to match partition table or you have issue.

    Code:
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda1 has 
                           409599 sectors, but according to the info from fdisk, 
                           it has 415641 sectors.
    That says it does not match. Generally chkdsk will fix that error as it sees it as NTFS.

    But sda2 does not show any NTFS signature. Partition table says it was formatted NTFS.

    Code:
        File system:       
        Boot sector type:  Unknown
        Boot sector info: 
        Mounting failed:   mount: unknown filesystem type ''    ----SEE WHAT I MEAN HOW I FIX THIS-----
    Testdisk can restore from a backup the NTFS partition's PBR, or if backup is bad build a generic one that then Windows chkdsk will fix.

    Fix for most, a few have other issues, better than windows fix in many cases as it also fixes other parameters:
    This has instructions on using testdisk to repair the install of grub to the boot sector for windows from Ubuntu or Linux LiveCD.
    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...ms:Boot_Sector
    You want to get to this screen:
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestD...ector_recovery

    OR:
    [HowTo] Repair the bootsector of a Windows partition - YannBuntu
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootSectorFix
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1926510

    If above does not work then run the rebuildBS.
    As described, it has an option to "Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup"
    If Backup BS isn't available, choose RebuildBS.
    Instructions
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Menu_Analyse


    So run testdisk from Ubuntu or Ubuntu liveCD on sda2, try to recover from backup or rebuildBS.
    Then from a Windows repairCD or USB run chkdsk on sda1 and on sda2 after testdisk repairs.
    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: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    Alfred Please check your sources because if i follow it completely it deletes my partition table,takes 4 hours,deletes all the grub config,deletes all of grub except GRUB-RESCUE;$ and says to reboot...

    if i skipped the closer scan(the one that take 4 hours) then it fixed my issue about the unknown drive. BUT I HAD TO BOOT IN BOOT-REPAIR TO GET A HOLD OF SOMEONE WHO KNEW HOW TO FIX IT

    Now that i fixed my drive i need to fix windows 7. So i'm going to try windows repair and if that doesn't work then IL let you know.

    SO THIS THREAD IS NOW BEEN HALF SOLVED!!!!!

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    Re: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    Repairing PBR should only take a few minutes. Did you go into the deeper search functions of testdisk to search for files. That should not have been necessary if you followed the instructions on fixing PBR or partition boot sector.

    If partitions get moved or renumbered it is likely that you would have to reinstall grub2's boot loader. Boot-Repair is one the easiest ways to fix booting issues.

    But you still need to run Windows repairs from a Windows repair console.
    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: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    Well all is half good ...

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    ALL CAPS is interpreted as screaming.

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    Re: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    OK my windows 7 works now but i have myself a somewhat urgent problem. Now i would make a separate thread except, what i did to fix my original problem i think may have caused a new problem.

    Windows 7 has been working for about 4 days and all of a sudden my disk drive keeps making beeping noises. Also by booting Ubuntu and going to the disk utility's i see something wrong with the numbers. I added a picture because its really hard to explain.

    By the way the information on my hard drive is also in the pictures.

    If this is off topic Alfred then feel free to move my post to a different thread. I left it here because it was connected to the original problem.
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    Re: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    Yep, well that'a well weird, but don't know if it has anything to do with what you've done to fix. If you have Win and Ubuntu dual-boot installed, and you could boot into both problem free, and your partitioning is done, Gparted shouldn't look anything like that. It should be showing it all; extended, primary, whatever partitions are there and the filesystem they are formatted as. Try this and post the result, and yes, perhaps on a new thread:

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    sudo blkid
    You should post another thread or I can move your last post to create a new thread and edit it accordingly. The editing would be better done by you so you can provide a link to this thread for people to get some background.

    If you create a new thread regarding this, post a link back here to let us know and we'll see what we can do to solve.

    And yes, oldfred's a vunderkind and one very helpful and wise staff member, specially about this stuff. Much appreciated round here.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; November 14th, 2012 at 05:14 AM.

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    Re: duel booted with ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont boot?

    In addition to Bucky Ball's suggestion of blkid, run these also.

    sudo fdisk -lu
    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print

    Both Windows and testdisk have been know to miscalculate the last sector of the extended partition. Something to do with rounding and there use of the old CHS and new drives really being LBA.
    If a partition's sectors are beyond the end of the drive or total sectors that is a partition error and many tools stop working on partition errors.

    For terminal output just copy & paste, if long include in code tags (# on edit panel)
    If screenshots use the paperclip icon in edit panel to attach to your post.
    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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