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Cannot boot windows 7 after installing opensuse 12.1 on dual boot

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#1 mrpush


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:17 AM


I installed opensuse 12.1 on dual boot along with my other windows 7 installation. Installation of opensuse is successful and i can use it. But when I tried to use windows 7 on grub, it says bootmgr is missing. I've already encountered this problem a long time ago so i tried to use bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /rebuildbcd and bootrec /fixboot in the recovery console in the windows 7 DVD. Rebuildbcd and fixboot did not work and it said something like it cannot find my windows installation. I also tried bootrec /scanos, it returned a windows installation on D:\Windows but my windows is in drive C. I think this has something to do with me messing up the active partition in disk management a month ago but i already fixed it by setting the active partition to the system reserved partition. Only fixmbr is successful, but now i can't boot on any OS because it says: Missing operating system.

I also tried bcdboot C:\Windows but it failed with a message that goes like: Failure when attempting to copy boot information...

Oh, and I also tried changing my /boot/grub/menu.lst settings but still, it didn't work.

I just need to boot in my windows OS please..

Can anyone enlighten me?


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#2 noknojon


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:51 AM

Hello -
:step1: Uninstall opensuse 12.1 first - See if your Windows O/S will boot -
:step2: Reinstall opensuse 12.1 again, and then see if your Windows O/S will now boot -

If it will not boot please stop trying to alter your registry as this may also be causing the problem :)

:exclame: Just an idea -

#3 boyans


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:20 AM

1. Run Startup Repair 3 consecutive times with rebooting after each run. This should fix Win 7 booting.

2. Download and install and run "ext2fsd" v0.50 (and up). This will allow you to read/write ext2/3/4 partitions. Map your OpenSuse partition to Windows drive and copy file

"/boot/grub/boot.img" to say c:\boot.img.

3. Download install and run Visual BCD Editor. Create Boot sector loader. Change ApplicationDevice to C: and ApplicationPath to \boot.img.

Rename the loader to say "OpenSuse".

Now you will have a dual boot under control of Windows 7 bootmgr.

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