I have a HP dv6000 laptop which originally (5 years ago) came with Windows Vista. The 250 GB hard disk is divided in 3 parts. One partition carries only data (A: 140 GB). Other partirion has Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits, that contains all my programs and personal configurations (B: 40 GB), and which I've been using since a couple of years (because Vista sucks). The third partition carries the old original Windows Vista (C: 70 GB), which I never use. Then every time I turn on the computer the system gave me the double boot option for Windows Vista or Windows 7. Yesterday I decided to start with Linux, so I burn a DVD containing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits and installed it on the partition that contained the old out-of-use Windows Vista, of course formating that partition. After that, the Ubuntu boots and works fine, but sadly I can not boot from Windows 7 anymore.. All my precious programs were in that operating system, so it would be beautiful to recover the Windows 7 boot and even better to achieve a doble boot option (Ubuntu or Windows 7).
Things I've alredy tried unsuccesfully:
- Burning an ISO with "Repair-Boot Disk" and running it twice (once with the automatic option and another choosing the advanced options -> restore MBR and selecting the partition with Windows 7 in it (sd5 in my case)
- Also tried the Repair option after booting from my good Windows 7 DVD, but it doesn't even detect that there is any Windows in any partition...
Is there any way to recover my Windows 7 or I have to reinstall Windows 7 in that partition?