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Thread: Can no longer dual boot to Windows drive after motherboard repair

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    Can no longer dual boot to Windows drive after motherboard repair

    My PC has two drives: one with Windows installed and one with Mint. Prior to having the motherboard on my PC repaired, could dual boot into Mint or Windows. After the repair, when I selected WindowsManager at boot-up, it just boots to Mint. I tried adding a Windows 11 entry to grub, but it didn't work. Here is the link to the boot-repair report: http://*******.us/0xjufz . Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Can no longer dual boot to Windows drive after motherboard repair

    Boot-repair has not recognised your Windows OS
    Is it in hibernation mode?
    Line 59 - One OS detected.
    As you cannot boot Windows, it is difficult to fix it
    Grub can only add a menu entry with a working Windows OS.

    Suggestion:-
    You need Windows tools to fix Windows boot problems
    Download a Windows ISO which has repair facilities
    Make a Windows bootable disk
    Physically remove your Mint disk
    Try and repair using the Windows utilities
    Last edited by tea for one; April 11th, 2024 at 06:16 PM. Reason: workink > working

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    Re: Can no longer dual boot to Windows drive after motherboard repair

    Thank you. I'll give that a try, and update the thread with how it goes.

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    Re: Can no longer dual boot to Windows drive after motherboard repair

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    Re: Can no longer dual boot to Windows drive after motherboard repair

    If you're selecting windows manager at boot-up, and the computer boots into mint that represents that the windows partition fails to boot, and then skips to the next option to boot up which is mint.
    I can't tell by reading your post what exactly you did to your computer since it was working, whether or not you did a boot repair or a motherboard repair which are two different things.
    Windows has precise requirements for being able to boot up normally, so depending on the changes that happened since it was working, your systems configuration is now incompatible for booting it up normally.

    Are you saying you had your motherboard repaired, and then windows failed to boot from grub/bios, and so you tried using boot repair to fix it? If you actually explained what happened, and what systems you are using, we could solve your problem.

    The easy way to add a windows entry to grub is to turn on OS prober in grub, update grub, reboot, and run update-grub again.

    If your windows partition + underlying bios system is misconfigured windows will not be able to boot normally, for example if your bios settings have changed.
    Last edited by hyperlinxe; April 11th, 2024 at 07:06 PM.

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    Re: Can no longer dual boot to Windows drive after motherboard repair

    Backup anything in your Windows install you want to keep.

    My Dell was repaired and I believe it was a new motherboard. I think they did not correctly update the Microsoft Product key which Windows needs to boot. I tried every repair option and even new install. But nothing worked until I downloaded a new Dell Image with totally restored system to as new, erasing everything & restoring original partition table erasing my working Kubuntu install. My Dell is a laptop & I have all data on desktop, so did not lose anything.
    UEFI boot install & repair info - Regularly Updated :
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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