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From what you said i think that you used the entire disk to install Linux. That may be reason Grub fails when it try to load windows because windows may have been removed in the process. If you have installed Linux and windows in two separate partitions properly then If you want to get back access to your windows then here is something you should try. It ...


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If you read this Arch Linux forum page, you will find that several people have had the same issue you have. The consensus seems to be that GRUB2 has problems booting off a logical partition. It is impossible however to make a precise recommendation in your case because you do not include enough info in your post. It would be helpful to have the output of ...


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I think I found the answer. @Hennes and AIDA64 helped. It seems like Western Digital has come up with a solution to prevent the slow demise of MBR and it's called Advanced Format. With this technology, WD has increased the block size of the HDD from 512 bytes to 4 kilobytes so Advanced Format drives can grow to 16 TB without hitting the 32-bit LBA size ...


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If you want to view a partition table ( and that's what an MBR is ), then you use a partitioning tool, such as fdisk or parted.


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Make sure you have the latest version of file (the MBR stuff was added in 2007... but there were some updates in 2013 that perhaps are affecting you). Either ensure all your software is up to date from your distributions' repository, or grab the latest version of file from https://github.com/file/file/ and build it. The filesystems magic pattern is what you ...


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The file command works by using data/templates from a file /etc/magic†. It seems your Linux/Unix system has a different /etc/magic and/or file than the author of that article. You could try updating or just use a hex dump utility, a calculator and a description of the MBR organisation. † it can be elsewhere, e.g. in /usr/share/*/magic - if in doubt try ...


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I have one option in mind. create a binary file with 512 0's let's suppose it is X.bin now copy the file to first 63 sector using dd sudo dd if=/home/user/X.bin of=/dev/sdc bs=512 count=63 Here /dev/sdc is your pendrive. If you don't understand the process of creating the binary file , please comment.


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Before I answer your question, just an insight in to my hard drive setup... C:\ 750GB SSD, single drive D:\ 512GB SSD RAID 1, My Documents to prevent losing data if I need to wipe C:\ clean. E:\ 1.5TB Mechanical RAID 1, old mass-storage. F:\ 4.0TB Mechanical RAID 1, newer mass-storage. I also have a spare 128GB SSD left over from a non-paying ex-client. ...


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First you must use fdisk to be sure that you will save the right MBR from the right hard disk specially if you are using two or more hard drives second you must make a backup for your hard drives and if you can make clone to another hard drive that will be better [you can use dd to make that but it talk time ] third save your MBR backup and Backup at safe ...



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