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    can't boot up windows

    I'm a complete noob to ubuntu, but a friend gave me a cd with ubuntu 12.10 and I installed it as a dual boot but it doesn't.
    I searched a bit and it they talk about "grub" wich doesn't show up on my screen: when I start my pc up it just goes staightforward to ubuntu, no questions asked.
    I really need to get back on my windows xp professionel, and if someone tells me how I can I would be really gratefull.

    and here is some extra info http://paste.ubuntu.com/6348285/

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    Re: can't boot up windows

    Open a terminal (Via Dash or via Ctrl+Alt+T) and type:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    And click "Enter".
    Your password will be asked. Type it in. You will see nothing when you type your password. You must type it "blind". (This is for safety).
    Let do the computer his work.
    After that:
    Reboot the computer. Can you see now the grub menu?
    If it not show up you can use the "Shift" to see the grub menu.
    Last edited by heir4c; November 2nd, 2013 at 11:18 PM.
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    Re: can't boot up windows

    No, still nothing I pressed the shift button and it did nothing either just went straight to ubuntu after 10 secs black screen.

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    Re: can't boot up windows

    It is there, and your Windows is there to, I see it in your boot-repair-log. So that is for now ok.
    I don't know for now what you can do.
    So, you have to wait till an other something can tell or I find something.
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    Re: can't boot up windows

    I have find a tread on the Linux Mint forum:
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...43623&p=758416
    Read it all before you do something. In post 3 you can see he has the same error.
    Here something about the "Flexnet":
    http://computers-linux-other-nonsens...sector-32.html
    And here a tread from this forum about the Flexnet error:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1661254
    Another 2 links (read them!)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexnet
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1976158

    Maybe other members can help explain it a little more.
    Last edited by heir4c; November 3rd, 2013 at 10:23 AM.
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    Re: can't boot up windows

    Code:
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    Found Microsoft Windows XP Professional on /dev/sda1
    Unhide GRUB boot menu in sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg
    The Bootinfo-Summary shows that Grub has detected Windows.
    However,
    Code:
    =================== fdisk -l:
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 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: 0x17df17de
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *          63   233313694   116656816    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2       233314302   312580095    39632897    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5       233314304   309571583    38128640   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6       309573632   312580095     1503232   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    Partition outside the disk detected.
    Run FixParts to correct the error. After which you wil run:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Reboot. If you still don't see Windows then re-run Boot-Repair. Let us know if that helps.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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    Re: can't boot up windows

    This thread can be closed, I gave up on trying to fix it, I installed windows 7 and deleted ubuntu, I guess this isn't made for people like me.

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    Re: can't boot up windows

    Best of luck with whatever OS you choose.
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