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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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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“operating system not found ” after installing ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I successful installed ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop with USB key. But after I reboot I get this error "operating system not found" I used boot-repair and it gives me this: ...
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Computer failing to boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3, “Operating System not found”

I've been trying now for 3 weeks to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Sony Vaio laptop. I've learnt a fair bit but am not very knowledgeable compared to a lot of people on here so please bear that in mind. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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after installing ubuntu, can't start windows [duplicate]

After a difficult installation of ubuntu on a win 8 asus n56v, now I only can get ubuntu running... On starting computer I get different options including some win 8 (eg on sda2). I tried boot repair ...
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Dual-booted but cannot access Ubuntu after boot-repair

My main OS is windows 7. Today I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows. After successful installation everything seemed right. I could install programs and change system settings etc. However, when ...
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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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After installing ubuntu 12.04.2, I can't load windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a laptop with in-built windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit via the method shown on this Ubuntu page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI After use boot-repair, in GRUB menu it shows ...
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Grub EFI entries and Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop with OEM Windows 8 on it. At first, my Grub menu didn't show at all, so I changed the /etc/default/grub file commenting the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. After ...
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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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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10. Managed to boot in Win7 but not in Ubuntu

http://paste2.org/p/3270871 Hi all, Thanks In advance. Because I know people over there is very knowledgeable and able to help me out. I just started to use my first linux based operating system as ...
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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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Installed Ubuntu on one drive and left windows 7 on the drive, now can't boot to win7

Here is my boot-repair report: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1460148/ I want to be able to dual boot win7 and ubuntu. When I boot my machine, I see options for ubuntu in grub but no win7. Do i need to ...
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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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Unable to boot Windows 7 after Grub overwrote the Windows bootsector [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 on my machine and then installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a live CD. I can see both Windows 7 and Ubuntu in the grub menu, but when I select Windows 7 it shows a black screen for about 2 ...
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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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Attempted to use Ubuntu to resize partitions, lost Windows 7

I will attempt to keep this as comprehensive as possible. Long story - short of how this all came to be: Windows 7 partition ran out of room (insanely made this 120GB, far too small for my needs), I ...
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Failed GRUB after 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade in system with LVM

I am using Ubuntu Server as a SMB server at work and two days ago I have tried to upgrade it to 12.04. After reboot, I got this grub_xput missing grub rescue> and all attempts to start from ...
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how to reinstall/repair ubuntu 12.04 after dual boot installation fails with windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my preinstalled windows 7 Sony vaio s series laptop following instructions here: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/05/17/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-and-windows-7/ ...
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Tried results that I searched but was not successful :( “error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I looked up several threads but wasn't successful with the proposed solution. I always seem to get error in like Step 2 or ...
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How can I repair bootable USB drive?

I have made an USB Drive, as live USB. But I am unable to boot from it. It has all required files. Assuming I don't have original ISO, how can I attempt to make it bootable again?
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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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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UEFI dual-boot, how to load recovery partition (Windows 8) after installing Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu (~EFI mode) in a ASUS Zenbook UX32VD, which has Windows 8 pre-installed. It had Security Boot disabled. I installed grub in the same partition I put the root directory (sda7 in ...
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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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Unable to load Windows and unable to mount Windows partitions (probably corrupted ) [duplicate]

It is a kind of messed up situation. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Windows 8 which didn't display Ubuntu. I then tried Boot-Repair by opening Try Ubuntu without installing. Here is the URL: ...
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If I run boot repair will I lose everything in my hard drive?

My computer won't boot to ubuntu. What I get instead is "BusyBox v.1.18.5-1ubuntu4.1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in. Commands. (Initramfs)
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS i was unable to boot Windows 7 nor its Recovery partition They both appear in the boot menu but they dont manage to work. I've tried using boot-repair without ...
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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Installed windows 8 alongwith existing ubuntu 13.04 ubuntu grub not installing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6214502/ i previously had windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04 dual boot ..working perfectly.. then i did a clean installation of windows 8 over my win7 partition..it succeeded .(by ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 booting into busybox after update

Every time the system updates the kernel from 3.5.0-24 to 3.5.0-34 I get dropped into a busybox prompt at boot, but I can boot just fine using the previous kernel. I've tried all I know. I did a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Install on Lenovo x120e - Grub menu loads, but won't load Ubuntu without USB in

I've installed Ubuntu using a USB The grub menu then would not load, so I followed: To reinstall GRUB: Make a new Ubuntu Live CD and Boot from it. Install boot-repair using these commands: sudo ...
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Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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Reparing ubuntu installation using usb drive

I upgraded from ubuntu13.04 to ubuntu 13.10 and the process went very bad. Many packages were broken because my internet connection failed and now, when I turn my computer on, it is very slow and many ...
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Problems with booting ubuntu after formatting boot partition

I am a new ubuntu user and after accidentally formatting the boot partition I can't get it back to work. Here is some more info: I was trying to format an sd card from the terminal and I accidentally ...
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Clean install of Xubuntu over Ubuntu: will GRUB continue to work?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a few days ago, and had to use boot-repair to get dual boot (with Windows 8.1 on a computer with UEFI) working properly, setting up GRUB and all that. But I kind of don't like ...
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After updating ubuntu 12.04 … no boot is detected

I have been using ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 for 6 months. I installed all the updates available and now when I try to boot up, it says no boot found press any key to reboot.I did not see what ...
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Are all three grub entries after running Boot-Repair needed?

After running Boot-Repair to fix things when dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04.3, multiple entries are left in the grub menu. Three come from menuentry "Windows UEFI bkpbootmgfw.efi" { search ...
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Ubuntu will not boot on new ASUS M51AC

I installed the from the Live CD, and the installation worked. (I choose the 64 bit installation) but when I restart my computer it just goes into the BIOS system. When I select to boot from the drive ...
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I can not boot ubuntu 12.04

I have installed windows xp after installed ubuntu 12.04. Now I am unable to boot ubuntu. I have used Boot-Repair, but no use. I got the following http://paste.ubuntu.com/6509719/.
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Lost Ubuntu partition after reinstalling windows 7

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 over a dual boot. My Ubuntu partition is no longer accessible. It still seems to show up when I use gparted from live USB. However, it's unallocated space. I ...