Accidental deleted of C:\ boot files to load ubuntu

Asked by Hemm on 2012-05-23

Hi Guys,

I reformatted my version of Windows but forgot to back up the files needed on my C:\ drive in order for the boot manager to show the screen that allows me to choose Windows or Ubuntu. Is there anyway or anyone who can just give me the files? I wouldn't have thought they were unique on one computer, but rather a file that just opens the boot manager when turning on your PC/laptop

Thanks Guys

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Hemm
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2012-05-23
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2012-05-23
Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

Did you install ubuntu along side of windows? Or did you completely format the drive and give all the hard drive space to Ubuntu?

Hemm (kerrai1990) said : #2

Hi Wyatt,

I forgot to update this. I've fixed the problem now :)

I had Win 7 originally and I installed Ubuntu along side it in another partition. i.e. C:\ = Windows and D:\ = Linux.

I reinstalled Win 7 and lost the ability to choose Ubuntu after switching on my laptop.

To get the boot screen option back I used an application called EasyBCD to re-register the D:\ as an operating system that could be chosen.

I followed with incredibly easy tutorial:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20340/how-to-restore-the-wubi-ubuntu-bootloader/

Followed EXACTLY, it will reintroduce the Ubuntu option in the boot screen.

EastBCD can be downloaded here:
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/