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Problems with starting windows after installing new ubuntu os on multiboot pc

Before I recently upgraded my ubuntu OS, I had a multiboot with windows 7, windows xp and ubuntu. When I started the computer, the grub bootloader would usually show the options: -windows 7 and ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...
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No external installation mediums possible, can I boot this kernel through loadlin? [closed]

For this task some bootable USB stick drives are available, but the CD drive is broken without near chances to get a new, so can not cdimage burn and boot. Machine (Dell Latitude C400) does not seem ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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Debian boot not recognizing Windows

I have a Dell Optiplex that has a small first partition that has Dell tools on it. My Windows XP is on the second partition. I installed Debian squeeze 6.07, and now I am not able to see Windows on ...
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2answers
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How to remove GRUB from dual boot (Debian and Windows XP)

I have a computer witch cannot be boot from CD or USB. I have Debian and Windows XP with dual boot via GRUB. Now I want to uninstall Debian and GRUB and restore the Windows MBR. I can enter boot ...
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1answer
324 views

How to Install XP and Ubuntu dual boot on a RAID 0 and RAID 1 respective setup?

I know that installing XP and Ubuntu in a 'normal' (non-RAID) environment is easiest when installing XP first as the MBR isn't overwritten by XP if XP is installed after. But if I have a RAID 1 setup ...
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2answers
244 views

Can't restore laptop windows after Ubuntu (GRUB error)

Hi I tried out Ubuntu but wasn't happy, so I tried to restore windows from my laptop's CD, but after the restoration process finishes and the system reboots I get "GRUB loading, Error 17". How can I ...
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1answer
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How do I fix MBR on Windows XP? (no such partition after removing Linux)

I need some basic help with fixing partitions. I have installed Linux on a partition but then I had to reclaim the space. I used diskmgmt to erase partition and then easeus partition tool - to ...
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3answers
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Bootloader problem - Windows XP and Windows 7, dropping Linux

I have a fairly new PC. When I first bought it, I set it to dual boot Windows XP and OpenSUSE Linux. When OpenSUSE died (strictly just X and/or KDE) for no clear reason, it was the final straw that ...
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1answer
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Uninstall Ubuntu from a XP/Ubuntu dual-boot without XP-cd

I have a laptop with XP SP2 and Ubuntu dualboot. I want to remove Ubuntu from the dualboot. This is pretty trivial (remove the Ubuntu partitions), the problem is fixing the MBR. Currently the laptop's ...
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2answers
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Dual Booting with GRUB

I currently have Ubuntu and XP as dual boot using GRUB. The Ubuntu version is old and I want to blow it away and do a fresh install of a modern version. I want to keep XP and GRUB. It seems every ...
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5answers
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Remove grub and restore WinXP bootpage

Is there any way to remove grub and restore WinXP's bootpage? It is on netbook so I have no possibility to boot any CD, which didn't come with this netbook anyway. BTW, does deleting the Ubuntu ...
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1answer
102 views

Boot loading surgery

Ok I think I think I've much work to do, I want to dual boot windows server and xp, but I've linux and grub installed. But before I begin I need to ask some questions. The current situation: ...
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1answer
609 views

Triple boot Ubuntu + Win XP + Win 7 - Windows 7 won't boot

I have a laptop that I have installed Windows XP on, then Ubuntu 10.10, then Windows 7 in that order. All three OS's are on the same HDD on separate partitions (XP: NTFS with Full Disk Encryption, ...
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2answers
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Debian grub2 update removed Windows boot option

Since I updated grub to grub 2 I no longer get the option to boot to Windows (which is unfortunately sometimes necessary for proprietary MSIE browser plugins I need to use for work). Relevant ...
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2answers
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How to remove Windows Vista bootloader?

I just removed Windows Vista from my computer by simply formatting the partition (as described here). But - as I guessed - this does not change anything with the Bootloader. So, when I start Windows, ...
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5answers
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How to chain GRUB2 for Ubuntu 10.04 from Truecrypt & its bootloader (multi boot alongside Windows XP partition)?

I want Truecrypt to ask for password for Windows XP as usual but with the standard [ESC] option, on selecting that, i.e via Escape key, I want it to find the grub for the (unencrypted) Ubuntu install. ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu grub rescue prompt

Installed WUBI on Windows and the Ubuntu installation completed. The first time I logged in to Ubuntu it updated a full set of patches and asked to reboot. Now after reboot it is showing me the ...
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0answers
237 views

Error re-installing grub: windows partition corrupted?

I am a Linux newbie, had Windows XP and Ubuntu installed (9.10/ grub2) and working perfectly. I had to re-install Windows XP and thus I followed the official tutorial to reinstall grub2 (and run ...
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4answers
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error: no such partition // grub rescue>_

I'm on a Eee PC and I am running Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04. I'm starting a big project tomorrow and I wanted to cleanly reinstall both operating systems. After entering the pre-install Windows ...
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1answer
273 views

Will Windows 7 pick up XP when grub is installed

There's similar questions but nothing quite exactly what i'm looking for I have a laptop that currently dualboots XP and Ubuntu, with XP chainloaded by grub. I'd like to get windows 7 in the mix, ...
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2answers
587 views

Windows XP doesn't boot after upgrading Ubuntu partition to 10.04

I have Windows XP and Ubuntu on dual boot - loaded with grub. It worked fine until I upgraded Ubuntu to 10.04 and now when I select Windows XP at the grub screen, it goes black for a few seconds, then ...
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1answer
535 views

multi boot: xp + xp + xubuntu, how to?

My laptop (with a single harddrive) currently has xp + xubuntu dual boot. I want to make that triple boot: xp + xp + xubuntu Please don't ask why, take it as given. How can I accomplish this triple ...
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1answer
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boot.ini Issue - Multi-boot System, Linux, XP and XP64 - Missing File in system32 Message

I have an interesting issue that has me stumped. Not that I'm a computer whiz or anything. I have a multi-boot system with two hard drives: one drive has CentOS and Windows XP 64-bit and the other ...
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1answer
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Clonezilla disk to disk clone on a dual boot ubuntu karmic & XP setup - cannot open '/boot/grub/device.map'

I just tried to clone a failing existing boot drive for a dual boot system with Ubuntu karmic and Windows XP installed using Clonezilla. The cloning worked fine right up until the end when I got the ...
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2answers
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Possible boot conflict?

I was installing Ubuntu on a computer on which Windows XP was already installed. The computer has multiple hard drive bays, so I decided to remove the XP HDD and install Ubuntu on a blank HDD when it ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to get rid of GRUB?

I have a Windows XP box with Ubuntu 8.04 installed on a separate partition. GRUB is defaulted to Ubuntu, which is annoying because most of the time I need to boot to Windows. I want to get rid of ...
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2answers
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Cannot boot XP, after installing Ubuntu 9.10

I had 2 partitions with 2 XP. I selected the 1st partition, formatted it, and installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it. Now I can't boot into XP cz is showing me the XP loader of the XP that I deleted... I tried ...
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8answers
489 views

Install Ubuntu to drive B without impacting drive A

Simple question, I have two drives, Drive A and Drive B. I have Windows XP installed to Drive A and I want to install Ubuntu to Drive B. Is there a way to install Ubuntu to Drive B without it ...
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1answer
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on dual-boot system, Ubuntu stopped booting; it now just goes to Grub

I have a dual-boot system, Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu has been freezing occasionally. I've just been turning the computer off and back on when that happens. The last time it happened, I turned ...