Boot-Repair is a tool to fix Windows/Linux boot problems either after installing Linux or Windows. Boot-Repair repairs the GRUB bootloader of many Linux distributions and can repair multiple editions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Messed up my MBR, can't boot from hard drive

can you help me please? I messed up my boot partition and I don't really know how. I tried to install grub wherever I could and accidentally formatted MBR. Bootrec.exe /FixBoot doesn't work Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 boot error 0x0000001 - diskpart doesn't detect SSD in IDE mode

My ASUS A75 Laptop randomly broke. Startup gives 0x0000001 Error. To repair i use the Win 8 DVD, but it only shows a black screen in AHCI mode (it shows the windows logo and loading circle but then ...
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Windows 7 Startup Repair Tool “recovered” Windows by moving it to another drive: how do I move it back?

My original Windows 7 installation was on my C drive (an SSD), and somehow became corrupted and unbootable. After running the Startup Repair Tool a new Windows folder has been created on D:\, and the ...
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“Reboot and select proper Boot device” for the 2nd time

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 for quite some time now. A few weeks back I got the error message below, but surprisingly I was able to boot again after few days. Yesterday it crashed ...
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“Boot-repair-disk-64” : boots from cd, doesn't boot from usb stick, why?

I want to use boot-repair-disk on my pc. This is a program that is previously burned in a removable media such as CD/DVD/USB stick, and then you boot on it (power off the computer, press the BIOS menu ...
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Issues with multi Booting and booting [duplicate]

after dual Booting win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 everything worked fine until some weeks ago grub menu disappeared. I then installed Linux mint hoping it would have rectified the situation. During ...
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Dual Boot and Booting Issue

I NEED help desperately. Some time ago I dual booted my Satellite c55t-b5230 (windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.10). Everything worked awesome Grub menu was present for months until it disappeared. Due ...
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Windows 10 PC always boots to BIOS after failed Ubuntu dual-boot setup + using boot-repair tool - OS reinstall?

I bought a PC with Windows 10 on it, which has a SSD and HDD drive. I attempted to create a multi-boot setup with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 (the Windows folder is on the SSD, and I wanted the Ubuntu ...
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After Boot Repair, Windows 7 does not boot

After I purchased my computer I followed these steps: Installed Windows 7. Installed Ubuntu. There was no boot option, and Ubuntu automatically boots, leaving me no option to boot Windows. I used ...
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How to restore and/or repair Windows 8.1 on ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop?

A brand-new ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop is unable to start Windows 8.1. This happened after a Windows Update hung for over 3 hours and the computer had to be manually turned off. Now, when it's ...
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I have been running Ubuntu off a flash drive on my Windows 7 laptop and now suddenly Windows won't boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB flash drive and have been using it on my Windows 7 laptop. During the startup process I would press F12 and then select to boot off my USB drive. Ubuntu would ...
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I am not able to log on to the Windows Recovery Tool

Computer is running Windows XP, User was possibly scammed, has been locked out of his computer. I tried using the NT Password Recovery tool from here: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/main.html ...
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Computer Randomly Keeled Over

Ok, so my computer will not boot Windows 7. I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, where I had to click enter on Ubuntu's Boot Menu (In Grub) to get to Windows 7. I turned on my computer on the ...
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cannot boot into windows 8 after installing kali

have windows 8 in my hard disk and i installed Kali on a pen drive disk(not live). after installing i could not boot into windows i un-installed Kali but grub is still my boot loader and it does not ...
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What does a series of long beeps indicate when you switch on your PC?

My Windows 7 PC powers on but does not load and start when I press the power button. I hear a series of long beeps, each beep lasting for about 2 seconds. After a minute or so, the PC attempts to ...
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Removing Extra rEFInd boot options

So I had to install rEFInd in order to dual boot linux + windows8 my MSI GE70 laptop. But before that I used boot-repair to try fix, only after installing rEFInd did i find out that I should undo ...
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Boot-Repair utility asking me to open terminal and fire commands?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Installation is complete. Ubuntu has been installed. Problem is, there is no GRUB. So of course I downloaded the famous boot-repair utility and ...
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Regarding boot repair

I've repaired grub using boot repair disk x64. I've windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on laptop both are working properly. I want to reinstall windows copy but it fails to boot from DVD and win 7 iso through ...
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laptop only boots with usbstick

In short: I can't boot my laptop. It will ONLY boot when I insert a RescueLiveBootUSB, it then shows the normal bootmenu. Longer description of the problem: After moving/resizing the partitions, I ...
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How to start computer in safe mode?

I have an IBM thinkpad and suddenly when i turned it on it came up with an error message saying: \windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing. I am trying to start it in safe mode but still ...
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Enable wifi antenna in boot-repair environment

L.S., I'm trying to fix things with Boot-repair(bootable disk) but it needs internet to work properly. The thing is, my wifi antenna auto-enables when i boot windows and linux, but this is not the ...
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Re-partition my system which has dual operating system (Win7 and Win 8) and install a fresh Win8 OS?

I have got a boot problem when i am trying to open Windows 8. When I switch on my laptop, it asks which OS to boot in (i.e. either Win7 or Win8). But now, when I switch on the laptop, the system is ...
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Unable to install boot repair using Ubuntu live usb

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 (16 bit ) along with Windows 7 in my Lenovo Thinkpad. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully. But, after installation it asked me to restart now. I clicked on it. It ...
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Windows 7 wont load after boot.

My motherboard recently got fried. I have replaced it with a newer one. All components have been installed correctly. Everything checks out. Except my hard drive. I boot it and it tries to load the ...
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how to recover data from a OSX/Bootcamp HDD with two Windows partitions and broken boot record to a new HDD?

I have an HDD which doesn't boot (details) but when mounted into USB enclosure, all files are completely readable. I have a spare larger clean HDD which I can clean install / repair to. What is the ...
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Why did my machine stop booting?

All of a sudden when I turned on my Linux Mint 14 machine I got the following message: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' ...and a grub rescue prompt. I ran the Boot-Repair tool ...
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How do I add Windows 7 to GRUB 2?

I am having trouble adding Windows 7 to my GRUB 2 boot menu. I know similar questions have been asked and answered on this site and others, but none of the answers seem to work for me. My setup: Two ...
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Laptop crashing and repair won't fix anything

I'm having trouble with my laptop. It's an ASUS running Windows 7. When I tried to start up the laptop earlier today, the screen went black and it took 2+ minutes to even load the blue background ...
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“General error mounting filesystems” even after BootRepair

Upgrading an Ubuntu to Raring Ringtail did not work properly and, now, the machine displays the screen "Ubuntu 13.04" and a few seconds after a text console with: General errors mouting filesystems. ...
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Repairing dual boot using Ubuntu Live CD

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after Boot Repair

I've got a Sony Vaio laptop. Until yesterday I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Today I upgraded to Windows 8, which killed my OS selection screen. So I booted to Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB ...