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For BIOS only: If Boot-Repair will not see Windows an offer to install the syslinux boot loader, you can install it manually. sudo apt-get install syslinux sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda You only want syslinux boot loader as it is a Windows type boot loader that looks for more boot info in the partition with the boot flag. You do not ...


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Have you gone into BIOS and set to boot from sdb drive or the 1TB drive? It is unusual for a newer system to only boot from first drive. Some much older BIOS, only boot from larger drives if system in first 137GB of drive. But make sure BIOS is set to AHCI, not IDE as that is the compatibility with the very old BIOS. Also turn off Windows 8's fast start or ...


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Just boot from the Windows DVD, select and delete the existing partitions and then create 1 big NTFS partition for the new Windows installation. You could for sure create several partitions on that 500GB disk - but there is no clear advantage in doing that. This page offers install guides for Windows 7


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I misread your post and had a walkthrough on fixing the USB volume. I'm sorry, this was a gross error on my part. You can fix a boot volume all you want, but you'll never fix a PHYSICALLY BAD DISK. From an ubuntu installer disk, run repair mode. It shouldn't take you to a GUI, you should be left at a prompt. I believe this disk has fdisk and badblocks, ...


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NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 970 is a quite new graphics adapter, which often has compatibility issues with the open source nouveau drivers. Boot from the USB drive - once the GRUB menu appears, press the E key and add the parameter nouveau.modeset=0 instead of nomodeset. Now you should be able to boot properly into the boot-repair-disk environment. The same method is ...


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This is a known bug with older versions of the kernel, caused by the driver for the Realtek RTL8821AE WiFi card. Unfortunately, the ISO file which you can download from Sourceforge uses a kernel which is several years old and thus has this bug. Further, that version has no way to get access to the advanced options so as to avoid trying to use the network. ...


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Digging through here for things to try I eventually followed leads to How to install the Boot-Repair tool in an Ubuntu live disc?. This took care of it. WHen I boot it starts out with Windoze boot issues (which I had not been seeing) and looks like it's going to crash in a new and more pointed manner but then goes into a the Grub to boot Ubuntu and flies on ...


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I think grub failed to update properly after the apt updates. Now that boot repair can't fix it for you, you need to fix it manually. Your boot-repair info shows three drives: sda, sdb and sdc. You need to find out where you installed ubuntu. If it's sda, be sure to use that for all the commands mentioned below. Boot your computer from the Ubuntu DVD (of ...


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Maybe you accidentally have chosen the option the use the whole disk for Ubuntu when you started the installer. In this case the whole disk was wiped and Windows with all data is gone. There is a slightly chance that this did not happen and something went wrong when it came to the configuration of the GRUB boot loader. Open a terminal in Ubuntu, execute this ...



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