I have installed Linux Mint on notebook with Windows 8.1. I didn't install grub on /dev/sda and installed it on /dev/sda5. After booting to Windows I tried to add Linux in Windows bootmenu using EasyBCD. But something went wrong and I could not boot anything. I installed grub to /dev/sda and now I can boot to Linux. When I run command sudo update-grub2 I see:

Found Windows Boot Manager at /dev/sda1@/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi

If I try boot to Windows I see black screen. Is it possible to recover Windows bootloader from Linux? Or maybe I can do something to boot to Windows from grub?


I think that supergrub disk can help you, it is a live distro with a lot of features.


  • I tried. There is many options with "Microsoft" label. But when I choose it, it said that "Try boot in UEFI mode". When I boot from usb with linux mint there is 2 options for usb: UEFI: Sandisk... and Sandisk... But when I boot with super grub there is only one option for usb: Sandisk... and I don't know how to boot in UEFI mode – sinitsynsv Sep 2 '14 at 10:31

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