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I just installed Ubuntu and now my Windows won't boot. Ubuntu boots but Windows isn't booting. There are three partitions: NTFS, ext3, and swap. Could it be the MBR or the GRUB loader?
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The Windows item is there, it's just that when I select it, GRUB says Starting_ and hangs there.
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Sound like you corrupted your MBR. Insert the XP disc and go into the recovery console. Do a fixboot and fixmbr. After that i will show you how to get Ubuntu back.
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I'm thinking that unbuntu hijack the 7.8 mb part. if that the case delete it. if you still have that 7.8 part let me know. I'll give you restore mbr.exe
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Well a fixboot adn fixmbr didnt help. He PM'd me about this. I recommended to restore GRUB with SuperGRUB as a temp measure till we can figure out why it gives a disc read error after usign those commands.
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