Windows 7 deleted GRUB!

Asked by ROB3RT on 2009-12-04

Hi. I just did an upgrade from Vista to 7. But now, the GRUB bootloader doesn't show up, and it just starts up W7. Ubuntu is still there, and mounted, along with the swap space, I checked. I really need to know how to re-install the GRUB bootloader. I'm booting off my Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD right now, but it doesn't have a repair option on it.

Thank you to anyone that helps!

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #1
ROB3RT (rob3rt) said : #2

Hi. Thanks for that. I realized that I currently have GRUB installed, but it is installed on my 17GB Extended Linux Partition. That is why it won't boot. How can I get the current GRUB (1.96 BETA 4) to boot? It is currently Under 17GB Filesystem -> Boot. How can I get that to boot normally?

Chris Johnston (cjohnston) said : #3

Try looking at this:

I know it's for Vista, but it may help.

ROB3RT (rob3rt) said : #4

No that didn't help. Currently, for whatever reason, the GRUB is installed on the Ubuntu partition. How can I get it to boot? When I open up the partition on the LiveCD, everything is still there, and under the boot, the grub is there. How can I get that boot folder to boot at startup?

DoorDoc007 (grnscape) said : #5

I have had problems with windows wiping grub. This includes XP and Vista. The absolute foolproof solution is to download a copy of the Super Grub Disk and use it to fix the Grub. I have used it through Jaunty, Feisty, and Kaola. It works every time. You can download it here, or here

Good Luck.

Watch?? I'm gonna pray, man! Know any good religions?
Zaphod Beeblebrox (Douglas Adams) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

ROB3RT (rob3rt) said : #6

Now, will this re-install the GRUB bootloader, or put in a new bootloader? I just want to get back the original GRUB bootloader? Can I download it and run it off a CD or something?

DoorDoc007 (grnscape) said : #7

There are multiple options to choose from. It will fix your original grub if that's what you want to do. Just follow the directions. It's pretty simple.


A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), Mostly Harmless

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask ROB3RT for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.