I have a 500 Gb harddrive which had one partition containing an NTFS volume of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
I decided to install UBUNTU on the same harddrive with Win 7 and allowed it to create another partition.
The install of UBUNTU went well and it upgraded to version 10.4 LTS.
The problem is when the computer is booting up I get 7 choices in the boot options.
1. UBUNTU, with Linux 2.6.32-22-generic
2. UBUNTU, with Linux 2.6.32-22-generic (recovery mode)
3. UBUNTU, with Linux 2.6.32-14-generic
4, UBUNTU, with Linux 2.6.32-14-generic (recovery mode)
5, Memory test (Memtest86+)
6, Memory test (Memtest86+, serial consol115200)
7, Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)
Windows 7 is the seventh option on the list, when I choose it, there is a blinking curser in the upper left hand corner of a black screen, but it never boots into Windows or past that blinking curser.
I have tried to do recovery options to Windows 7, I have a Windows 7 repair disk made from the windows 7 OS, I have done the repair boot option which is supposed to repair a computer that fails to boot into windows, it says its fixing the boot and the computer restarts and goes back to the UBUNTU boot menu, the 7th option boot to Windows 7 (listed above) still fails to go beyond the blinking curser.
I have tried system restore from the repair disk, it works, but still fails to make windows 7 bootable again.
I am familiar with repair options with Windows operating systems, however I am not with UBUNTU. I have tried to remove or delete the second partition to which UBUNTU is installed, nothing works to delete it and nothing windows related can see any signs of UBUNTU or its partition, so theres no way I can even figure out how to remove or uninstall UBUNTU and make the 500 Gb drive one whole partition again even if it means losing everything on the drive.
I still have a full backup of windows 7 on another hard drive, so if I had to format and repartition the drive I have the ability to recover for the backup, however, deleting the partition to which UBUNTU created and is on so far has been impossible.
I have even booted to the UBUNTU cdrom and tried deleting the volume UBUNTU is on, but the result was the drive is in use even though I am booting from the cdrom.
I can see all the windows folders through the UBUNTU OS it shows that partition now as a 288 GB one.
So my question is, is there a way to fix the windows 7 boot from the UBUNTU boot menu?
Or if I have to choose a total loss, how do I get rid of the partition UBUNTU created and its volume from the hard drive to gain back the whole entire 500 Gb drive space to one continuous drive again?
If any further information is needed, ask and I'll provide that information.
Many thanks in advance.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 27 June 2010 - 09:24 PM.