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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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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I have Windows 7 on a 1TB HDD and I have installed UBUNTU on 240GB OCZ SSD

Boot Info Script I run boot-repair as I cannot boot up Ubuntu. It suggested using Gparted? I want to be able to boot up my computer and choose either Windows or Linux everytime. I used EasyBCD to ...
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I'm using the 64 bit ISO of Boot Repair to deal with UEFI. What do I do in Advanced Options to continue?

I followed this: Boot repair asking for 64 bit iso - what do I do with it? And I was able to do almost everything in it. I'm stumped at this point: "you have to give the partition where EFI files ...
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Can't restore GRUB after upgrade to 14.04 (“grub_term_highlight_color” bug)

I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and, as dozens of other people, I was gifted with the grub_term_highlight_color bug. I then tried to restore GRUB by booting from a live CD and using ...
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How to resolve the “GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition” error when using boot-repair?

After installing Ubuntu, Windows didn't boot so I installed boot repair to fix this problem. But I am getting the message displayed below. I tried to make a new partition with unformatted file system ...
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Unable to install boot repair using Ubuntu live usb

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 (16 bit ) along with Windows 7 in my Lenovo Thinkpad. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully. But, after installation it asked me to restart now. I clicked on it. It ...
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How can I disable NeoGrub Bootloader on Console?

I want to dualboot window 8 Pro and ubuntu.It can't boot ubuntu in first time,then i use easyBCD to change window boot Manager to boot ubuntu.I add Entries and Install NeoGrub.when I restart on ...
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Can't boot after booting into windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Then used Boot Repair and all was fine.The Grub boot loader showed-up and had an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Then I booted into windows. ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu

Just got a new laptop and removed Windows 8 and installed 13.10 using LiveUSB. Initially it was booting to "No boot media" but I was able to resolve it with boot-repair. I realized some of the items I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI does not start on boot, hangs on purple loading screen with Ubuntu logo and five dots

It started like this: I wanted to install Adobe Reader (.bin file) via Terminal. After I created a folder for installation files and started the whole process I suddenly realized that I don't even ...
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Preinstalled Windows 8 Not showing up on Grub 2, Ubuntu 12.10

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1522276/ Hi There, I've scoured everywhere & I'm still all very confused. Since I'm a total noob, I don't really want to touch too many files... I have an Acer M5 with ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows anymore

Okay, now I have a new problem... I installed Ubuntu on my new SSD today. But now Windows 8 doesn't show up in the boot loader anymore. I ran Boot Repair and it told me GPT detected. Please ...
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After a Windows 8 update I don't get my boot menu anymore

I did a software update on my 64-bit Windows 8 and after restarting my computer, I no longer get my boot menu with Ubuntu 12.10, but instead get a black screen that says: error: unknown filesystem. ...
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Does boot repair really work?

I installed Xubuntu 10.04 on a 3-year-old NEC laptop, and it won't boot. Boot repair says it's okay, but it's not. Here's the link to the BootInfoScript Output
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check hdd for errors and repair

My boot in windows is damaged, i've tried several things and every time (even when i'm trying to format with a clean installation of windows 7, repair disc win7 doesn't work either) i try it gets to a ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu installation not detecting existing windows operating system

In my attempt to set up a dual boot system, by installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my system with Windows 7, I have encountered a pretty stubborn problem. I have loaded ubuntu into a bootable USB device. ...
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Boot issues when using boot-repair

I ran the recommended settings for the boot-repair tool when I was trying to link my windows 7 and Ubuntu that were on separate drives. Now my windows will not start as I get the error code ...
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Laptop not booting

I've got a Vaio laptop that used to work with 13.10. I did an upgrade to 14.04 and since then it does not want to boot any more, that is it doesn't seem to reach grub: I'm stuck on a "BIOS" screen ...
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Grub not showing after upgrading to 14.04 dual boot win8

I have Ubuntu installed alongside with windows 8 both x64 on hp envy laptop with amd a10. when i upgraded to 14.04 GRUB menu did not show up and windows boots. i had the same problem before when i was ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot and boot-repair-disk doesn't solve the problem

The problem started with a little graphic problem and evolved to a Ubuntu 12.04 that doesn't boot. Instead, it led me to a command-like screen with the word Initramfs. After that I tried to fix it by ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Windows 8 missing from GRUB menu

I have windows 8 preinstalled on my laptop. Initially I installed Ubuntu 12 LTS but I coudnt boot it with UEFI enabled, on using boot-repair it told me that this version of ubuntu is not supported by ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Vaio pro 13, does not boot

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a Sony Vaio Pro 13. Here are the steps I followed so far (with no success in booting in 13.10): The Vaio came with Win 8 pre-installed so I created an ...
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Updated Windows 8, tried to fix with Boot Repair and can't pass GNU GRUB screen

I'm having a hard time now with my laptop. I have an ASUS X501 with Windows8 preloaded and I decided to install Ubuntu Studio last year. Everything was great, I was able to choose to boot into Ubuntu ...
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Boot Repair won't finish running because commands won't run

Boot repair asks me to run the following commands in terminal: sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda2" dpkg --configure -a sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda2" apt-get install -fy sudo chroot ...
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Ubuntu does not appear in Grub Menu. Boot Repair Failed

I have a Hard-Drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Until a few days ago I was using Ubuntu 12.10 but after a lot of crashes errors and broken packages Ubuntu stopped booting at all. With a live DVD I ...
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Installing boot-repair 64 bit on my computer

I recently installed ubuntu in my computer, once it installed it was unable to boot windows saying that it was crashing due to the modifications the computer recently went through, then i heard about ...
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Issues with dualbooting after installing windows 8 (boot-repair not working!)

I used to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 before I decided to format my windows partition and install windows 8 instead. As always, my grub went missing (only windows loading) and I run ...
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Recovering GRUB after installing Windows 7 with boot repair

Recently I've reinstalled the Windows copy I had alongside Ubuntu, and after that the GRUB menu disappeared and the computer starts off on Windows automatically. The solution I found was to run boot ...
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GRUB not booting correctly after dual boot install

I followed these instructions to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) I was successfully able to install ubuntu. But then I ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after formatting ubuntu partition and reinstalled ubuntu

I had ubuntu 12.04 lts, and windows 8, dual boot was working fine..but i had lots of problem with my ubuntu, so one day, out of frustration , i formatted ubuntu drive from my windows, now, i am not ...
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Broken Ubuntu 13.10 Installation

I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and shutdown my computer and now it boots to a blank screen everytime. The only thing there is a cross shaped cursor. I can boot to terminal using ctrl+alt+f1. Boot ...
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Can't boot or see Windows 7 particition after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu earlier today and I can't see Windows 7 partition in Gparted and don't get an option to boot Windows 7 at restart. When I was installing Ubuntu, I chose "Something else" option and ...
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After installing Ubuntu 13.04 and running boot-repair, Ubuntu fails to load, gets stuck with a blank screen

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad with Windows 8 preinstalled with great difficulty. To make it run, I edited the boot command by adding the following line: acpi_osi=Linux ...
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Boot-repair Boot Info

While installing freeBSD alongside Ubuntu installation on hdd, system boots grub shell and resign to boot grub menu further. Boor-Repair reported errors, please look at me boot info ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting - Boot-repair not working

Here is the story of what happened and what I did tried. First, I wanted to remove my Windows 7 from my computer, so I delete the partition. After doing this, I remembered that I forgot to take ...
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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 ...
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Grub is not loading after installing ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

i am triying to install ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot on windows 8.1 pc. After installing, it didnt show up the grub loader, i.e. directly boots into windows. Then i tried to repair the using ...