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I recently installed windows 7 to my computer. After installation my ubuntu partition was converted into unallocated space. used testdisk to recover it. After that i ran boot-repair recommended repair. On rebooting, grub didn't show the option of windows 7. Here below are screenshots of gparted.

  • From a Windows repairCD or flash drive run chkdsk on the NTFS partitions. – oldfred Jan 10 '15 at 15:20
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Open a new terminal session ( Ctrl + Alt + T ) and type the following command :

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Reboot the system. Windows must have appeared in the grub menu now.

  • Because of the issues of the NTFS partition the Linux NTFS driver will not mount it and then grub2's os-prober will not be able to read it and find the Windows boot files. – oldfred Jan 10 '15 at 15:19

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