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I recently attempted a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio. The installation for Ubuntu went well, but Windows 7 would not load from the Grub menu. I ran the auto repair from the Windows 7 live DVD but it could not repair the the computer automatically.

I ran the following commands: bootrec /mbr and bootrec /fixboot. Each completed successfully. After that the GRUB menu disappeared and neither OS would load.

Then ran: ran bootsect /nt60 all

C: successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode
D: succesfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode
E: successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode

\Device\HardDiskVolume4
could not open the volume root director: the parameter is incorrect

Bootcode was succesfully updated on at least one volume

ran bootsect /ScanOS : identified 0 windows installations

ran bootrec /RebuildBcd but detected 0 windows installations

What is my next option a recover?

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Have you tried boot-repair in Ubuntu? help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair –  jpetersen Aug 17 '12 at 23:36
    
Are you sure you didn't overwrite the Windows partition? Also install grub to a volume boot record and use EasyBCD to add it to BCD next time you attempt this. –  quantum Aug 17 '12 at 23:48
    
JPbuntu: I saw boot-repair option in the forums but wasn't sure if I could run it off the Ubuntu live CD i had created. –  Fletcher Aug 18 '12 at 2:02
    
I did a clean install of Windows 7 and will try everything again. When I installed Ubuntu I used the advanced partition manager and created a fourth partition for Ubuntu (Windows used first 3). Instead of creating logical partitions (swap, root, home) i dumped everything in ext4. Then I wrote it to the beginning of the disk. It wasn't really what the tutorials were advising but I followed a friends advice in trying to accomplish it quickly. Running the VAIO system recovery CD's now. –  Fletcher Aug 18 '12 at 2:11

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