I can't boot into Windows 7 Professional after installing ubuntu version 11.10 alongside windows as a dual boot. Windows starts to boot after I select it from GRUB and then select "start windows normally from the error screen but then it stops during start up animation and "crashes" and reboots. I do not have an installation or repair disc for windows and windows is not registered as I built the computer in a class. I do not know if it is legit because of before mentioned reasons. Please help anybody who is familiar with ubuntu. Optimally I would like to just uninstall ubuntu altogether and have Windows 7 as my sole OS.
Specs: OS: Windows 7 professional x64, Ubuntu/Unity 11.10; CPU: Intel Celeron 2.6 GHz 64 bit; 2 GB of RAM; Built in september or october 2011. Offline. Homebuilt desktop PC.
Details: After selecting windows from GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5 it displays:
Windows Error Recovery Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may be the cause. If Windows files have been damaged or configured wrong, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If the power was interrupted during startup, choose start windows normally. Launch startup repair(Recommended) Start Windows normally
After I select Launch startup repair it displays (after similar heading):
1. Insert installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Select your language and click Next. 3. Click Repair. If you do not have a repair disc contact your system adminisrator or manufacturer for assistance. Status: OxcOOOOOOe Info: Boot failed Because a Required directory is missing.
Well, I'm the administrator and manufacturer so I 'm kind of SOL. Update: I found an iso for my version of windows here and will try making an installation disc next time I go to the library. I hope it works and I will update if it does. I can always try to contact Microsoft.