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Windows won't Boot after installing Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu to dual boot on my system, I can't launch Windows 10 anymore. In grub Windows Boot Manager appears, but selecting it leads to my system crashing. I've tried boot-repair, ...
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Fix cleared boot sector (and more) of exfat disk

I stupidly used dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 intending to do /dev/sdc. I have a 1 terabyte USB drive on /dev/sdb. It is/was formated exfat. The two partitions are showing in /proc/partitions ...
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UEFI cannot launch grub after deleting linux partition

I had set a multi partition system with ubuntu, kali and windows 10 and when i deleted both the linux distros and restarted my PC it booted into grub rescue mode (unknown filesystem). If I hit up F12 ...
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Remove EFI System Partition & Wipe Drive 0?

Some time ago, installed a bigger SSD (1 TB M.2) to act as my OS boot disk, cloning the original OS-sporting HD (256 GB) onto it and it works fine. Recently, I wanted to try out Linux and installed ...
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Fix unknown file system grub rescue> error

When I boot normally, after the bios screen it shows error : unknown file system entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_ I think it's because, I deleted the Linux(which I used to dual boot) ...
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Live-USB vs Bootable-USB vs USBwithOSonly

So much confusion amongst those three. Say I have a Laptop with C: drive only which is crashed and not booting up..probably a corrupt MBR or MFT...and I want to recover the C: Having not enough ...
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What is the best way to move MBR and bootmgr to new drive (Windows 10)?

I have several hard drives in my desktop but only 1 has the OS (Win 10). Here is an image of my Disk Manager: Disk 2 (D:) is an old slow dying backup HDD. Disk 1 (G:) is a much newer faster (...
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Does Windows 10 use 1 or 2 partitions for system files and user data?

I was wondering if Windows uses a separate partition for system files and another for personal files like Linux does?
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Deleting EFI partition after removing dual-boot CentOS

I installed CentOS 8 yesterday alongside my Windows 10 installation, and I assigned the partitions manually, creating the following: / , /home, /swap, /boot/efi. Unfortunately, I didn't assign enough ...
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Can't get /boot partition to function, installing debian from host machine: Arch linux

I am trying to be a better Unix user. I want to dual boot my arch-linux virtual machine with Debian. I am using VirtualBox. I am installing Debian through the arch-linux environment (https://www....
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Partitions have become inaccessible

SETUP Dell Chromebook 13 7310 (with MrChromebox Firmware) EFI dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.10 WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE PROBLEM EMERGED When my laptop cannot wake up from hibernation ...
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Restore EFI partition which was deleted while doing dual boot

I dual booted Manjaro with Windows 10 but the grub didn't show up. So, while installing again I formatted EFI 100 MB partition and installed Linux boot-loader there. Linux is running well but now I ...
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Accidentally removed boot partition for Windows. How can I recover?

While doing some operation on Ubuntu I accidentally removed boot partition for Windows and now I can’t run Windows again and was unable to run the recovery for Windows 10. Here’s what I have tried: ...
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How to mark a GPT Partition bootable under Linux

How to boot from a GPT Partition? Is it like the MBR way that needs a partition that has the bootable flag on? How to mark a GPT Partition bootable under Linux?
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Win10 - Cloned disk to SSD - how do I identify which EFI system partition is in use?

I got a new Asus laptop with Win10 home. Installed a m.2 SATA ssd and cloned the original hdd to the ssd copying all partitions (and resizing the OS partition to the smaller SSD size). Then in the ...
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Install Windows Ghost Image (or other type of image) from different partition in the same disk - unattended

I am trying to install ghost windows image from a partition on the same disk automatically. Initially I have 2 partitions, 1: System, 2:OS. I will create two more partitions: 3: New Windows 4: Image ...
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Move Windows 10 reserved partition [duplicate]

I want to move to the right Windows 10 EFI, Reserved partition and recovery partition to be able to increase the space of another partition positioned more on the left. I've tried with GParted or ...
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Ubuntu moving grub

I need to expand partition with Ubuntu, but in the middle of the drive there is a boot partition. I tried using GParted but there's no option of realocating the grub2. I found some information on ...
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How to setup docker on ubuntu desktop to use folder outside boot?

I want to use docker to run a couple of dockerized 'apps/services' from time to time on my laptop running ubuntu 18.04. I have a boot partition with 100 gb (50gb occupied) and a 900 gb home folder ...
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The directory is not empty when using mountvol to mount efi partition

I followed the answers to this question but none of them seem to work. When I use mountvol E: /s I get the error "The directory is not empty" even though it is empty and I've formatted it multiple ...
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UEFI Where is the boot code and GUID partition table stored?

I'm reading this article and I'm very confused over what the autor sais in the section "Managing partitions and security: BIOS vs UEFI" quote: Unlike BIOS, UEFI stores in the firmware itself both ...
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How do I find out which EFI system partition is in use by Windows 10?

I was running a dual boot Windows 10 / Linux system for some time, but I have recently decided to remove the Linux partition. Currently, I'm successfully booting and running Windows 10, however when ...
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Debian on SSD not recognised after installing Windows 10

Due to school-related reasons I am required to have Windows; I got it installed but my issue now is that my BIOS only recognizes the Windows HDD and not my Debian SSD. Is there any way to fix this ...
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I've deleted the boot partitions on my hard disk drive. Data still remains. Can I recover it or make the system bootable?

Using a cloning tool to move my hard disk drive’s data to another drive, I saw some weird, unnamed partitions that I thought were unnecessary and/or malware... And very confidently, proceeded to erase ...
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from GPT to MBR and vice versa, now I do not see previous partitions

I will go straight to the point, I have a laptop in dual boot (Windows 10 and Kali Linux) which has been converted from the GPT partition to the MBR (for reasons I do not know), I used gdisk to ...
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No boot device and file system not found in bios

Dell did a firmware update this morning on my xps running ubuntu and since then it hadn't been working properly so whilw trying to reinstall I ended up accidentally installing in legacy mode not uefi ...
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Boot from one drive, and run Windows from another

So... I have an old HP Z600 workstation which is pretty awesome with dual Xeons and 48GB of ECC ram. My problem is that storage speed is a huge bottleneck. Due to its age the motherboard and BIOS only ...
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What do I do if there are multiple partitions when installing Windows?

My computer has been acting a bit weird lately. So I decided to do a repair install of Windows 10. Unfortunately after it installed and restarted, the computer wouldn't boot up anymore. Luckily I ...
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Tried installing Fedora alongside Windows 10 - No Operating System Found

So, I installed Fedora on a live USB and tried installing it to my PC. I think I somehow messed up the ESP boot partition and whenever I start my computer it says "no operating system found". I can ...
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Cannot boot dd'ed windows partition

Until yesterday, I was happy with my partition schema: Device Boot mounted at /dev/nvme0n1p1 * /boot/efi /dev/nvme0n1p2 swap /dev/nvme0n1p3 / ext4 /dev/...
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Create EFI partition before installing Windows 10

I'm currently using a dual boot setup on my laptop, with Windows 10 and Fedora and I'm planning to replace my HDD with an SSD for obvious reasons. I'll make a clean installation of both OS, but I've ...
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On an external HDD, can you make one partition booteable?

i have been wondering for a good couple months now: Can you make a booteable partition on an external HDD so you don't have to use USB or CD when installing a new SO? I have a good external HDD, and i ...
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How do I delete a bootable partition?

I want to delete a partition with the disk manager of Win 10. I have two OS and I want to delete a partition that has one of them. I have seen a few tutorials that use this kind of programs, but most ...
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MacOSX partition failure

It started when I was installing Kali Linux on my MacBook with a dual boot, I used a Live USB to install and when going through the install process, I shrunk my macOS partition on the hard drive to ...
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Moving windows system reserved partition

I just installed windows as a dual boot. I've decided I want to expand my windows partition, but in between the windows partition, which I want to make bigger, and my linux partition, which I want to ...
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Is it possible to boot from a symlink?

My experience was that I can make a symlink of a program's installation directory, which would allow me a virtual copy that could be altered without changing the original. Can I do this with a ...
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Windows 10 boot\bcd not found error 0x000000f

I made C drive as Active in disk management; later I rebooted the system it gave me error saying that "windows cannot find boot\bcd due to software\hardware changes,use windows disk to repair the ...
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NVDIMM DAX boot

I'm trying to find more definitive information, but are there documented examples of an OS booting from real NVDIMM (single or multiple), possibly with a DAX filesystem? I understand that NVDIMM's ...
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Does it STILL make sense to convert primary to logical drives even on a UEFI, so not an MBR system/PC/laptop

I have a Windows 10 laptop. I've partitioned the 1 TB drive into 4 parts and I'm in the process of making it into the the CLASSIC setup of: [ OS1 | OS2 | APPS | DATA | Recovery ] I've ...
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Can an OS partition still be boot-able after being converted to logical and then converted back?

If not, is it possible to save boot information somewhere before conversion and restore when rollback?
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How can I solve this MB2GPT issue?

According to How can I migrate a Windows 10 from BIOS/MBR boot to UEFI/GPT without reinstalling? I can convert my system disk to GPT without reinstalling using the MBR2GPT tool, provided by Windows 10 ...
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How to dual boot windows after installing Ubuntu?

I am trying to dual boot my laptop with windows 10 which already has Ubuntu 16.04 in it. So I made an unallocated partition for windows with gparted live CD and tried installing windows into that ...
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does laptop and pc have different booting files

I have recently bought a new hard disc and copied all my booting data are files into my new hard disc so that my new hard disc is also bootable and it is working fine with my PC but when I use that ...
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How do I check if I have an EFI partition on my computer?

I know how to look up the partitions on my system using Disk Management and diskpart in the command line. But how can I tell if I have an EFI partition? I am using Windows 7 and I see there is a 100 ...
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Installing Linux without recreating the previously created partitions

Tried to install Linux but during installation it's not recognizing the previously installed Windows and Linux OS. When creating partition, it is displaying entire hard drive as one partition.. any ...
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Can Linux be installed on a logical FAT32 partition? [duplicate]

Want to install Linux so that I can boot to my old windows and another Linux.
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My Mac has no recovery partition to boot from

On my late 2009 iMac, Disk Utility tells me my internal HDD is corrupted, and to boot from the recovery partition to repair it. I am running the system off the external HDD right now and holding ...
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How to delete obsolete boot options from EFI?

After installing and overwriting several operating systems, my EFI partition looks quite messy now: Currently, there are only two operating systems on my machine: macOS, and FreeBSD, which means I no ...
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Grub rescue error after deleting Ubuntu partition

I was using Windows 7 and Ubuntu as dual boot,then I decided to remove Ubuntu.I deleted Ubuntu partition from my Windows-> Disk Management and extended the unused volumes with other windows partitions....
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UEFI/GPT and moving C:\ partition

I remember that when mobos used to use BIOS and the bootloader was located in the MBR, moving the Windows partition caused the system to fail to boot. I just finished moving (accidentally) the C ...