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    Botched Windows boot after installing Ubuntu

    I've installed Ubuntu on my new ASUS laptop and it seemed to botch my Windows boot. I have Windows entries in the GRUB menu but they don't work. It goes into trying to repair Windows and then gives me options to repair the start-up, do the recovery, bi=ut nothing works. I can see all Windows partitions in GParted (see the image attached) but cannot carry out the recovery. Unfortunately I did not make a recovery image before installing Ubuntu (silly me, I know) but I hope if the recovery partition is available I still can do something.

    Screenshot from 2018-03-29 12-31-54.jpg

    Could anyone help, please?
    ASUS Zenbook 14 Ubuntu 19.10

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    Re: Botched Windows boot after installing Ubuntu

    It appears you have overwritten your windows install. You have the standard EFI partition but the only windows partition is only 800MB. The home partition for Ubuntu takes up most of the drive. I doubt you will be able to use a recovery cd even if you had one. Probably need to use an install disk if you have one or you may need to contact the manufacturer or microsoft.

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    Re: Botched Windows boot after installing Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    It appears you have overwritten your windows install. You have the standard EFI partition but the only windows partition is only 800MB. The home partition for Ubuntu takes up most of the drive. I doubt you will be able to use a recovery cd even if you had one. Probably need to use an install disk if you have one or you may need to contact the manufacturer or microsoft.
    Yeah, I have realised in now
    ASUS Zenbook 14 Ubuntu 19.10

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    Re: Botched Windows boot after installing Ubuntu

    I did that once a few years ago, you have my sympathy.

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    Re: Botched Windows boot after installing Ubuntu

    I have downloaded the Win10 ISO from Microsoft and reinstalled both Windows and Ubuntu. Seems fine now.

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