I'm running a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 10.04 system. I ran the Ubuntu update last night, and today when I tried to boot into Windows 7, it goes straight to the windows recovery on my Acer 5517 laptop. I've spent the entire day trying to resolve this with no success. I used my Windows 7 Recovery Disk to reset the mbr, but that didn't help. The system was working perfectly prior to the update. It appears that now Grub is pointing to the recovery partition rather than the primary partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I don't relish the idea of reformatting and starting from scratch.
I have found a solution which is more of a workaround than a fix. I installed startupmanager which is a GRUB GUI. When I ran it there was an additional (new) choice on the menu, one which actually said
Selecting this option starts Windows 7 as it should. Prior to the Ubuntu update that started this problem, the menu item that started Win7 was listed as