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    Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Some of you may have notice my other thread about have trouble with getting Ubuntu installed over the last 4 days due to EFI and manual partitioning confusion. On the advice of a member, which I may not have followed correctly, I chose to partition 500 MB and set as a EFI bootloader and assign the grub to boot on that partition. Still got the same crash as before and Ubuntu failed to install. And now Windows 7 will not boot. It looks like Ubuntu is no longer booting in EFI but legacy as I noticed a different screen and remember reading about the different screens between Ubuntu and EFI and Legacy modes. My priority is to recover my Windows 7 cause it would be a disaster to lose it considering my work on it. Then, I would like to run Ubuntu alongside. I have backed up windows 7 on my flash but have no idea where to go. Can someone help? Thanks in advance. If I sound desperate, that's because I am. Thanks.

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    when you installed ubuntu did you click install alongside windows 7 or do something else like creating your own partition ?

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    something else

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    if i was you i would delete ubuntu go back and reinstall it clicking install along side window's 7 should install grub 2.0. when you turn your computer on after that it will give you a choice to boot ubuntu' window's 7' or older versions of linux

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Try running it through a live cd then go to gparted and check the 'boot' flag is already set on sda2.

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Quote Originally Posted by david98 View Post
    Try running it through a live cd then go to gparted and check the 'boot' flag is already set on sda2.
    i'm not familiar with gparted so may have to look that up. how do i delete ubuntu? the ubuntu installation crashed. i've tried to install it for 4 days now. i can boot from my flash drive to ubuntu installation, but that's all i got.

    ok found gparted and right clicked on sda2 and checked boot. Do i restart?
    Last edited by ddubbz1979; September 20th, 2013 at 02:53 AM.

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Boot from live flash drive then run gparted to format partition ubuntu was on once done reinstall ubuntu click on install alongside windows 7 should work no problem that's what i have done on my laptop.

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Yes restart installation and install alongside windows

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