Why can’t I boot into Windows after removing an Ubuntu partition?

Arun Vishnu December 4, 2012
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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Edubuntu 10.04 as a dual-boot system. I decided to format the partition in which Ubuntu was installed with Easus Partition Manager Home Edition. I have tried to install Ubuntu again but when it comes to the partition table in the installation, the Windows partition is missing and the space where Windows is installed is shown as free space.

Upon removing the CD I am unable to boot into Windows. How can I repair this so I can boot into Windows again? What happened? Please help me to resolve this problem!

Thanks

  1. Praveen Kumar
    February 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    use grub disk to restore booting into windows

  2. Thehunting Lion
    December 9, 2012 at 5:51 am

    The reason most probably be because of grub not being functioning properly, so boot using a live cd or bootable usb of ubuntu and update/re-install grub

  3. Vishal Srivastava
    December 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Maybe by mistake you cleared your Windows partition instead of Ubuntu Partition. The only thing that seems logical is to re-install Windows. You should have an Original Windows CD with your system. If it wasn't given to you, try contacting your dealer. If he is of no help and you have an Original Windows Label on your system (on my laptop, its under the battery and on my desktop, its on the side), try contacting microsoft if it can send you a replacement CD. Installing Windows is similar to installing Ubuntu and as you've already done the latter it shouldn't be much of a problem. However, please remember to backup your data somewhere using Ubuntu Live CD before you install/uninstall anything.

  4. Anonymous
    December 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

    thanks to all,i repaired it.

  5. Giggity Goebbels
    December 8, 2012 at 7:32 am

    The bootloader is gone,so you need to repair windows 7 with the dvd

  6. ha14
    December 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    boot on windows dvd
    bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
    c:
    cd boot
    attrib bcd -s -h -r
    ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
    bootrec /RebuildBcd
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

    Boot-Repair – Simple tool to repair frequent boot problems
    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/boot-repair-simple-tool-to-repair-frequent-boot-problems.html

  7. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    December 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    use wondershare os repaire kit for restore the windows 7 mster boot record.

  8. FIDELIS
    December 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Hello, to fix this issue you will need either the windows 7 installation disc or a windows 7 repair disc. Hopefully you made a r epair disc when you installed windows 7. Once you have either of the above discs handy, insert it in tray. Restart your computer and make sure to change boot order to start from CD/DVD. Once computer is started from CD/DVD and you get the options menu, select command prompt and type the following commands, pressing enter after each one:

    bootrec.exe /fixboot

    and then bootrec.exe /fixmbr

    Restart computer after and see the results.

  9. Rakesh Mishra
    December 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    try to boot it with new windows cd

  10. shaurya gupta
    December 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Use the windows recovery disk

  11. Duy Nguyen Minh
    December 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

    If fix it. You can install new Windows or new ubuntu

  12. Ali Ehsan
    December 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Boot from windows installation Cd/DVD / USB, Once it booted click lower left corner Repair Your Computer,If you see installed windows in System recovery options select it. click next, you’ll get a new window from where you should select first option Startup repair, normally it corrects booting problems, if doesn’t , repeat the procedure in last procedure you have to select Command Prompt, there you will have to write these commands
    1- bootrec /fixmbr ( Resotres Master Boot Record )
    2- bootrec /fixboot ( Writes a new boot sector in system partition )
    Use this command only if above given commands didn’t work for you
    3-
    bootsect /nt60 all

    That’s all

  13. Ali Ehsan
    December 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Boot from windows installation Cd/DVD / USB, Once it booted click lower left corner Repair Your Computer,If you see installed windows in System recovery options select it. click next, you’ll get a new window from where you should select first option Startup repair, normally it corrects booting problems, if doesn’t , repeat the procedure in last procedure you have to select Command Prompt, there you will have to write these commands
    1- bootrec /fixmbr ( Resotres Master Boot Record )
    2- bootrec /fixboot ( Writes a new boot sector in system partition )
    Use this command only if above given commands didn’t work for you
    3-
    bootsect /nt60 all

    That’s all

    • Din One
      December 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      This will help you out...

      1- bootrec /fixmbr ( Resotres Master Boot Record )
      2- bootrec /fixboot ( Writes a new boot sector in system partition )

  14. Douglas Mutay
    December 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Your windows boot manager is probably corrupted. Try to repair it using your Windows DVD.

    • Douglas Mutay
      December 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Maybe your last option will be to use a Linux Live CD and try to recover your file and copy them in a external HDD and make a clean install of your OS. Sorry!

    • Alan Wade
      December 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      "i am unable to repair it.it stucks "

      Any error message? Jim's suggestion usually works so give us the details, then we can maybe help you.

  15. Anonymous
    December 4, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Because Ubuntu install was called a boot menu or boot loader. When you partition Ubuntu you didn't get rid of the boot loader. So the boot loader thinks that Ubuntu and windows is still there. Partitioning Ubuntu will not get rid of the boot loader.
    https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/

  16. rohit pandey
    December 4, 2012 at 2:08 am
  17. Jim Chambers
    December 4, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Boot from the Windws DVD and select repair computer after language/keyboard screen.

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