Can't boot in Windows 7 after Mandriva 2011 install

February 12, 2012 at 08:20:15
Specs: Windows 7 / Mandriva
Hello. I've installed Mandriva 2011, now I can't boot in Windows 7 from Grub. The W7 partition is on
sda3 and in grub, if I try to edit the Windows "thing" it appears like this: root (hd1,0) - I think this line is wrong. Please tell me how to fix. Thanks.

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#1
February 12, 2012 at 08:28:53
Are you sure about the location of your Windows partition? With Windows 7 it is usual for the first partition to be a small one and for Windows to be on the second partition.

What partitions do you have on sda, and what is on them? And have you changed the partition layout since Mandriva was installed?


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#2
February 12, 2012 at 08:34:01
Yes, I am sure that Windows 7 is on Sda3

I tried to edit the Windows in grub. with (hd0,1) It tells me to insert the Windows DVD to repair it, with (hd0,2) it tells me that the bootmgr is missing :|


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#3
February 12, 2012 at 08:40:39
You didn't answer my other questions. What is on the other partitions, and is the layout the same as before you installed Mandriva?

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#4
February 12, 2012 at 08:41:58
If Win7 is installed on a pre-partitioned/pre-formatted HDD, there is no small partition. However, if the HDD was prepared using the Win7 DVD, there WILL be that small partition, which is a hidden boot partition approx 200MB in size.

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#5
February 12, 2012 at 08:48:06
True. In either case it is fairly unusual for Windows 7 to be installed on the third partition. I'd be interested to know how that came about. It sounds as though the Windows 7 boot files have been overwritten.

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#6
February 12, 2012 at 08:48:34
Hi again.

I've fixed Windows with the Recovery CD, after many tries....


I would still like to keep linux, but tell me, how can I add linux in the windows bootloader? Grub hates me.

Thanks


(sd1 was the 100 mB system reserved, sd2 D:, sd3 C:)


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#7
February 12, 2012 at 08:50:46
Try EasyBCD.

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#8
February 14, 2012 at 17:45:34
Normally easybcd may be the answer. Not sure if it can load linux or you then have to add in lilo or grub to the linux partition to chain load it.

I'd guess that in some systems you may have a recovery partition, reserved and then windows so the third is common.

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#9
February 14, 2012 at 23:38:38
EasyBCD will boot Linux directly. It also has its own version of Grub built in, so you can boot just about anything. As a last resort you can chain to another Grub install.

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#10
February 15, 2012 at 13:06:01
Didn't know that. Thanks.

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