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Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install

I recently installed Ubuntu on my PC dual-booted with Windows 7. After rebooting it went through the usual startup screens, but the OS selection screen never shows up. I cannot get either system to boot.

I have formatted the partition holding the Ubuntu to no avail and I really don't want to get rid of Windows.

I am currently stuck using the Live session disk to boot. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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marked as duplicate by Ringtail, con-f-use, Mik, Nitin Venkatesh, devav2 Nov 4 '12 at 19:23

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

you need to update your grub entry, please try following process :

Try :

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

and set



you can install GRUB customizer ( to make your work easy. you will see following screen once you install GRUB customizer :

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Let me know if this helps solve your problem

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To get back into Windows, you’ll need to reinstall your Windows boot loader. I suggest this tutorial

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