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I have Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 . When I shut down/restart the Ubuntu I get the the start screen but GRUB wont load . If I Go to BIOS and then goto save changes and exit , without changing anything , GRUB would load . When I shut down/restart from Windows I am not even able to go BIOS , so I take the battery of the laptop out and then put it back again . Then again GRUB wouldn`t load , Then I go to BIOS and follow the same procedure again . I was able to normally turn on the laptop earlier even after dual boot , but now it is creating problems . Please HELP so that I am able to restart / shut down laptop and turn it on normally . PLEASE HELP .

marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, bain, belacqua, Lekensteyn, user.dz Jul 1 '14 at 12:14

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Sounds like your bootloader is corrupted.

Here is the official guide to reparing your bootloader.

  • good it helped me too – romaan Jun 19 '14 at 14:56
  • You should also disable fast-start in Windows 8, if you have not done so already. – Charles Green Jun 19 '14 at 15:11
  • Thank you for your reply , but earlier after dual boot , laptop was properly functioning after running boot repair . But after some time it stopped working properly , I have also tried running boot repair now also , but its of no use . paste.ubuntu.com/7669279 – user294994 Jun 19 '14 at 15:22
  • Apparently, your issue stems from how Windows doesn't fully shuts down but rather suspends volumes upon 'shutdown' thus breaking your bootloader (more or less). This superuser thread/answer seems to be exactly what you need. :) BTW, this does exactly what Charles Green said in his comment above, disables fast-start. – larouxn Jun 19 '14 at 15:31
  • Thanks , I will definitely try that . But even when I shutdown/restart from Ubuntu the problem is there . What to do to solve that . – user294994 Jun 19 '14 at 15:35

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