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When I installed ubuntu 11.04 there was an option to choose something about the GRUB loader. The options were for each partition or the entire hard disk. I accidentally chose the Windows partition and now I can't load it.

Any suggestions ... ?

What it's location should be (grub's location) ?

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ADDITIONAL INFO: When I choose Windows from the GRUB the computer just restarts itself. – Itay Grudev Nov 28 '11 at 18:37

Choose the MBR (master boot record). That's the default choice, and it's the only choice that makes sense in >99% of installations.

If your system can't boot now, insert the installation CD/USB and repair the bootloader.

Then you'll need to repair the Windows bootloader (the bit at the beginning of the Windows partition) as well. On older versions, the command to run was sys c:; I don't know if that's still true.

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