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Win 7/64 boot problems with grub

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  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
October 23, 2011 1:48:07 PM

I have 3 op systems, ref to linux talk:
sda1 is win XP home edition,32 bit.
sda2 is win7/64 home premium

sdb1 is Linux ubuntu 10.04.1 32 bit and also GRUB loader. Bios is told to start from sdb1.

After shrinking sda1 and expanding sda2 with Linux GPARTED, Win7/64 says Disk is not accessible.
Win XP sees both Win partitions, and Lin sees all disks, incl. sda2 boot flag.

Attempt to repair startup Win7/64 with original Win7 disk failed.
WinXP and Linux10.04 starts from GRUB without problems.

More about : win boot problems grub

October 31, 2011 1:48:07 AM

You broke Windows! This will always happen if you mess with your partitions without defragging a number of times beforehand. If at all possible try to restore the partitions to their original sizes and then if 7 boots defrag it to the point that defrag finished instantaneously. That makes sure that all the data on the drive is in one bundle, so to speak, instead of spread around the partition.

Hope that helps!