Why can I no longer boot into Windows XP after updating Linux?

Nikolaos August 5, 2010

On a desktop I have Windows XP and Linux Ubuntu.
After an update of Linux, I can no more use Windows.
Every boot try sends me to Linux.
What can I do?

  1. PaulW
    December 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Hi you may need to re-install Windows boot manager. To Install try goofle.

  2. Joshrules001
    September 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    It sounds like ether you uninstalled or deactivated grub.

  3. Aibek
    August 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Hey Nikolaos,

    Didi you manage to fix the issue? Please let us know how you did it.


  4. Steve Campbell
    August 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Yes every time you install a major update to ubuntu, your dual boot configuration gets screwed up and it needs to be reconfigured. It shouldn't be too hard to fix.

  5. Srinivas G
    August 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    In the terminal, key in the command "sudo update-grub2" (without quotes) and please post the output here.

  6. Anonymous
    August 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Configure Grub, Command Line is required. Do you have separate drives or partitions, This is very important? When you updated, Grub also updated. What version of Ubuntu are you running.

    • Nik Androulis
      August 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      I have separate partitions. Version of Ubuntu is 10...

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