Windows partition not booting

Asked by Matthieu Lecce

Hey all,

After reinstalling grub2 (ubuntu 9.10) my windows partition seems to be corrupted: Windows XP is present in the grub boot menu but when I select it nothing happens. Is there any hope i can recover it?


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Jordan (jordanu) said :

Could you run boot info script as explained here: and post the RESULTS.txt?

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

1) We can try a trick:
    boot on Windows XP Recovery CD and type "bootrec /fixboot".
As you have Grub2 menu, it's useless for the moment to try to restore MBR to its "XP" state. The MBR is currently able to load Grub boot-loader. Perhaps the two boot sectors at start of XP disk partition are corrupted.
2) Else Grub2 didn't build a consistent grub.cfg. In file "boot/grub/grub.cfg", you will find half dozen of lines about WIndows boot. Could you post these lines. Perhaps the way the partition or disk is managed is wrong.
3) To help you further, I will need your partition table. On Ubuntu, could you type:
    sudo parted -l
where "-l" is lowercase "-L", and post result.

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