Boot-Repair is a tool to fix Windows/Ubuntu problems either after installing Ubuntu or Windows. Use this tag if you used the software in any way.

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Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update

(The original title of this post was "Boot Repair doesn't work after April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update" since I wanted to highlight that this is not about the 8.0 -> 8.1 update, but the update for 8.1 ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week I've just about manged to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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A Guide to Install Ubuntu 13.04 using a RAID 0

Getting the error: Unable to install grub in /dev/sda? Because you are using a BIOS/fakeRAID0? If you manage to find this thread consider yourself in luck. I spent the last 48 hours trying to figure ...
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“hd0 out of disk” / “hd0 write error” (still boots)

I was doing a series of upgrades of my desktop which had 10.04, aiming for 12.04. Somewhere in the middle, GRUB began displaying "error: hd0 out of disk / press any key to continue", but the boot ...
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error: no device connected

I did a fresh install of 12.04 by usb and it went fine, worked on it for several days, but one day the browser crashed and i reset the machine, after that I get this error when i boot; error: no ...
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Can't see grub after running boot repair. Please Help!

I've a machine with Windows 8 and I've just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. After this I couldn't see the grub while booting. So, I ran boot repair, but still it didn't work. ...
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Boot repair doesn't fix my grub boot after I repaired windows

My system used to boot to Ubuntu 13.04 by default, preceded by the GRUB. I recently had a problem with Windows 8 (and do, pretty often, with Windows hanging at startup and refusing to shut down ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from hard disk, only from USB

I followed the instructions on: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) But now I can only boot from the USB drive and it asks me if I want to reinstall Ubuntu ...
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Problems after using boot-repair

Installed 13.10 on existing Windows computer. Ran boot-repair, twice actually after the first time didn't work. Ubuntu boots, windows shows up in GRUB but doesn't boot. Here is the boot-repair ...
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after boot repair

I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop and managed to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting. But then after grub was updated, I had to run boot-repair and now I can't boot into Windows. When the computer ...
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My Window 7 is not showing in booting

i am using window 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 at the same time. after update Ubuntu my window 7 is not showing in the boot loader plz help me
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grub rescue … error: ELF header smaller than expected

I've searched everywhere, tried everything I've read here, tried Boot-Repair ... keep getting "An error occurred during the repair." Attempting duel boot with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10 Latest ...
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Why is my laptop keyboard malfunctioning after running boot-repair?

So, after using boot-repair to fix (reinstall) a Grub issue, some of the keys on my laptop have ceased to work. The specific keys are ;,',/,0,-,= and p. I tried swapping back to the live CD I ran ...
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No icons, launcher, top panel or anything else while 'Try Ubuntu' 13.04

I just got Ubuntu 13.04 to my USB and pressed 'Try Ubuntu' and that worked very well, so I decided to install. At the end of the install I got a fail message and it said something about the boot ...
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Removed Java replaced with newest “Sun Java”, disc won't boot, and won't let me re-install grub using boot repair disc

Had a minor problem with my Stock market platform. Set-up screen would freeze program. Called their tech support, got their "Linux guy", who advised remove all Java and replace, not with synaptic ...
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Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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Not able to boot either Windows or Ubuntu

I have been trying boot-repair with different setting but this is the results of me doing it with recommended settings http://paste.ubuntu.com/7212513/ . I really need to be able to boot into my ...
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Boot repair: “GRUB is still present. Please try again ” message is displayed while reparing the boot having windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10

I was dual booting winodws 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10. I have updated my windows BIOS. After that i am always getting into windows. GRUB menu is not displayed. So, Using UBUNTU 12.10 live CD (But i have ...
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How can I wirte the GNU GRUB boot CD in Hard Disk

I could not have dual boot in my hard disk. when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu using EasyBCD dont boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Ubuntu / Windows ...
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ubuntu 13.10 boot to grub everytime, but not ubuntu or windows

I am newbie and I have searched through the network and did a lot of things I don't understand. I got this problem by reinstalling ubuntu 13.10 with the following option: deleting the original ...
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no such partition and cannot boot into BIOS

I am running a dual boot system for windows 7 and Ubuntu. I've tried to delete the Ubuntu OS by deleting the partition on which Ubuntu was installed. I've also deleted all unnamed partitions in order ...
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Problems in Ubuntu 12.04 installing in pre-installed Windows8 and upgraded to 8.1

From the last one month I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in windows 8.1 pre-installed (Dual Boot). I've done following things... I downloaded 'iso' images from Ubuntu website and booted through ...
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How can I activate repositories needed by boot-repair?

So I recently used the boot-repair utility to reinstall GRUB. After doing this, every time I try to log into Ubuntu, I get a kernel panic immediately following the GRUB boot menu. It says something ...
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Recover grub from grub-rescue

I was using Ubuntu normally and suddenly the system went haywire and I had to do a hard reset. After that I got a couple errors trying to load Ubuntu, so I switched to Windows trying to find an ...
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“You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible”

You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible. It is probably incompatible with your computer. Please install an EFI-compatible system. For example Linux-secure-remix-64bit ...
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Undo boot repair

Now that I want to uninstall ubuntu, do I need to revert boot repair's actions in someway because that was needed to get windows 8 booting in UEFI mode in GRUB In the end I'm deleting my Linux ...
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I installed another linux version next to ubuntu, now Ubuntu has problems!

I tried using boot repair. But I'm still having trouble. When Ubuntu boots, it is in the wrong resolution, and I can't get my wireless network up. Here is the boot repair record: ...
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Grub rescue: boot-repair solution didn't work

I have my disk partitioned with Windows & Ubuntu 13.10. I wanted to format my Windows 7 partition so I entered the Windows recovery environment. When trying to format Windows, an error appeared ...
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Ubuntu-windows 8 dual boot problem

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 dual boot for about 6 months. Recently I installed all available Ubuntu updates(around 300 MB) and also Ubuntu One. After that I am not able to boot up ...
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Boot-Repair failed to fix my booting files

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6649044/ The above is what Boot-Repair gave me. I hope someone can interpret it and let me know what the problem is. Thanks in advance guys :-) JDL
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grub-pc missing

I got stuck on the grub repair sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda6" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Grub broken, boot repair CD getting the same “Grub Rescue” error

After trying to format my 1tb HDD for windows from my SSD with ubuntu, I got the "no such device Grub rescue" Error upon trying to start ubuntu. I booted from a live CD and used the terminal to ...
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After restoring partition with TestDisk, need to restore MBR

I accidentally trashed my partition while trying to wipe a USB flash drive. Here is the command that I ran: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=1 After that disaster, my computer would not ...
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No boot menu after Win7/12.04 dualboot install. Already ran boot-repair unsuccessfully. Paste file included

I have installed Ubuntu12.04LTS alongside Windows7. After that, no boot options appeared. I ran Boot-Repair from live CD to no avail. The link given was http://paste.ubuntu.com/6541996/ Any ...
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Can't boot, there's a GRUB error and boot-repair fails

I have had a problem trying to restore a dual-boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 30.04 installation. The computer had Windows 7 installed for about a year. Three days ago I installed the secure-remix of Ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on NUC intel i3 DC3217IYE

System: NUC i3, 2 hdmi ports, ethernet, no wireless. UEFI boot 2x2gb ram 30gb mSATA internal drive Ubuntu 64bit 12.04.03 Hello i am having much trouble loading an OS on my NUC. I started out ...
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How can I fix Widows partition after Ubuntu repair and recovery

I got 1234F: error code during boot due to broken stuff. I could recover the Ubuntu system with the following commands; sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo ...
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Boot-repair no OS found

Hi I have installed ubuntu on a machine that previously dual-booted into windows 8 and ubuntu. Previously turning off secure boot and running boot-repair sorted out the boot and got me a grub menu. ...
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Boot repair 'url' result

I ran boot-repair software to repair the boot of ubuntu 13.04 on my hp pavilion 15. I am pasting the url it provided at the end. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6204753/ Please can any one help me in this ...
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Live CD Live USB not working in samsung Laptop

I am using samsung notebook NP305E5A-A03IN (http://www.samsung.com/in/support/model/NP305E5A-A03IN). I had both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 got corrupted and I ...
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Not able to fix boot issue after insatlling ubuntu 13.04 on windows

I installed ubuntu on my machien where windows 7 is installed and also an older version of ubuntu was installed. Wher I restaretd my mamchine it is nto seeing all the OS on the system. boot loader got ...
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Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 13.04

Just bought myself an INTEL NUC i5 with a Intel 525 mSATA SSD 120GB. No previous OS istalled, completly empty hdd. SATA set to AHCI Installed ubuntu with no problem. "Restart computer to complete ...
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error while repairing bootloader via boot-repair

i have installed elementary os on my laptop,than i installed windows 8.1 rtm on another partition.but it messed up something.i cant boot eOS now..i can boot only to windows automatically.As i searched ...
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Cloned over /dev entry for Linux Partition. How do I recover?

I have a dual boot Windows and Lubuntu I was cloning a USB stick and accidentally set it to clone over my Lubuntu partition rather than onto another stuck (duh...). A few seconds into doing this, ...
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Boot-repair doesn't work

I am a new user, and I may have completely screwed up my computer trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. I'm working from a liveUSB, and I'm pretty sure I accidentally uninstalled Windows 8 (which is what my ...
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Unable to get my computer to boot

I tried installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my PC. However, the installation of Ubuntu crashed in between. Now I am unable to boot any of the two OS on my system. ...
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Window 8 option is not getting shown in GRUB

I recently installed Fedora 19 on my laptop replacing Ubuntu which was already running dual boot with windows. After the installation of fedora on the boot screen there were only two options without ...
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boot-repair still giving me issues

http://paste.ubuntu.com/5920064/ Was booting to black screen with flashing indicator that did nothing. Recovery Mode loaded to initramfs. REISUBed into a loop a few times. Booted to LiveUSB, ran ...
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Aspire One Ubuntu 12.10 boot-repair

First, I will humbly and respectfully admit I'm a noob... I don't know what I did to piss this netbook off so much... Acer Aspire One 110 running Ubuntu 12.10 was shut down improperly about 2 ...