I'm absolutely new to Linux.

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on Windows 8.1, I chose the option to install alongside windows, but when I finished the installation I cannot find the Windows option in the boot menu.

I can find my windows partitions, but some of them (including C: drive) cannot open [fixed, I can now see all my partitions and files, including windows files].

I know that this question has been asked a lot, I found many discussions but I cannot find a way to solve the problem.

I used boot-repair but it didn't solve the problem instead I got this log

Thank you very much in advance.


Unfortunately there is no working Windows system on the disk.
When you want your Windows back - you will have to reinstall it.

As you installed Ubuntu freshly and did not configure too much,
I recommend to start over from scratch and first install Windows.

Afterwards I you should install Ubuntu again and this time choose
Something else from the installer instead of alongside Windows.
Select the partition you want to have Ubuntu installed manually.

I am sorry for being the harbinger of bad news another time ...

  • Thank you very much, is there any possibility to repair my windows instead of reinstalling it? – Eihab Ahmad Dec 31 '15 at 11:41
  • @EihabAhmad : I'm sorry , no, unfortunately not - you can not repair it, because Windows is not installed. :) – cl-netbox Dec 31 '15 at 13:19
  • But I can see all my partitions and files, including windows files, I think it's boot problem – Eihab Ahmad Dec 31 '15 at 16:54
  • @EihabAhmad : You can try to reinstall the Windows boot loader and after that the GRUB boot loader. But I don't think this will help, as there is no Windows OS to be seen, there are only the ntfs partitions. What I would do is save the personal data to another disk, then completely wipe the disk with GParted from within the Ubuntu Live desktop environment and afterwards reinstall everything from scratch. :) – cl-netbox Dec 31 '15 at 17:08
  • How can I install the windows boot loader? Fortunately all my files exist, I need only the boot to get my windows back :) – Eihab Ahmad Dec 31 '15 at 17:16

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