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 error message about missing OS. I tried boot repair, I can see the GRUB loader now and can access Ubuntu, uut I am not able to access Windows, even though I can see that in GRUB loader.

I tried to fix the Windows start up with my Windows Live CD, but that removed the GRUB.

What should I do in this case?

  • Please run Boot-Repair's Recommended Repair, then indicate the URL that will appear. This will give us valuable information to help you.
    – LovinBuntu
    Jul 29, 2012 at 0:00

4 Answers 4


Try opening Ubuntu terminal and executing command

sudo update-grub

  • This worked for me in a similar situation. At the next boot, I held Shift until I got "Missing operating system". Rebooted again, and GRUB showed the list of options, including Ubuntu and Windows 7. Mar 30, 2015 at 10:33

1) You could add a boot entry for Ubuntu in Windows Boot Configaration Data (BCD) store using this guide and so create a dual-boot under control of Windows boot manager.


2) With Ubuntu Live CD reinstall GRUB2 using this guide so this would create a dual-boot under control of GRUB.

  • He already reinstalled grub when he used boot-repair.
    – Peachy
    Jul 28, 2012 at 6:12
  • Yes, he reinstalled Grub but then he has used Windows CD to overwrite Grub again....
    – snayob
    Jul 28, 2012 at 21:42

It sounds like you accidentally removed your boot loader for windows. You need to get a windows repair disc and use it to restore your boot loader. It is fairly simple to do but you need the disc.


I also got the problem like you and this is the way that I followed to fix it.


The simple answer is just re-install the grub loader. It will add all the operating systems on your system to boot menu.


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