I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 7 very smoothly for several years. But something went wrong and after using Boot-Repair to restore the GRUB load Menu.
- I can't load Windows 7 anymore
- After trying to restore Windows 7 using the Installing Disk, I noticed that it was unable to detect the Hard Disk and the partition where Windows 7 supposed to be installed.
- But Ubuntu still detects the OS Partition
- I ran GParted to try to see what happened this messaged poped-up:
"The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes."
After exploring my OS Partition (/dev/sda3)I found this Warning message:
"Unable to read the contents of this file system! Because of this some operations may be unavailable. The cause might be a missing software package. The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfs-3g / ntfsprogs."
GParted was unable to solve repair file system (nfts) on /dev/sda3;
" Disk /dev/sda: 698.7 GiB, 750156374016 bytes, 1465149168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xdd6865b6
Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 63 80324 80262 39.2M 6 FAT16 /dev/sda2 81920 25563135 25481216 12.2G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 25563136 1332019199 1306456064 623G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 1332021246 1465147391 133126146 63.5G 5 Extended /dev/sda5 1400381440 1431629823 31248384 14.9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 1431631872 1465147391 33515520 16G 83 Linux /dev/sda7 1332021248 1400381439 68360192 32.6G 83 Linux
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary. Partition table entries are not in disk order."
Please could anyone assist me? I'm at the end of my rope here
How could I restore Windows 7 and fix my problem ?