I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an error message with an OK option. I clicked it and when I start the computer now all I get is this error message on start. How can I solve my problem?
window failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer (I don't have one) 2. ... 3. ... ... File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr Status: 0xc000000f Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
Yes, it was a dual boot. The original operating system was W. Vista. Now it's W.7 and Ubuntu. However, in attempting again to re-install the Ubuntu now it looks like I've lost the partition altogether. However, it is supposed to give me 3 options to install, with the first being to install "alongside". But this option isn't there.
I don't know which Ubuntu version was first installed, but looking at the dates of when the programs were written, and knowing when my son-in-law installed it, it should be 13.04 which is the one I'm trying to install.
As to personal files, I do have files on this computer now. I've been using it for
- learning or installing this Ubuntu situation, and
- transferring audio files into compatible CD formats, under Win7. I am thinking of just giving up on this idea. It looks to me like Ubuntu is just a desktop (without root directory access) with OpenOffice Suite and I have OO as well as root directory access.
Oh yeah, I don't care for Win7. I like Win XP best.
BTW, I am unable to put properties into the audio .wav file. I downloaded Media Monkey, because forum folks said this would resolve the problem. But after entering all the information into MM I checked the actual file and the info was not there. After MM asked me if I wanted the information burned onto the CD with the file, it wasn't (actually it asked if I wanted the text files burned for devices that would read that info, such as ipods. I would think my computer would qualify and the info isn't there.) Any thoughts on this?