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Grub panic? MBR issue?

by Kingbandaid / May 25, 2013 3:05 AM PDT

Hey and thanks for taking a moment to read!

I have run in to an issue that I haven't seen before, regarding my dual-booted system (Ubuntu 13.04/Windows 7). Upon booting past my splash and bios, it comes to the typical Grub menu. If I choose my windows installation choice, it comes to some kind of panic that I am completely unfamiliar with:

Pressing 'Enter' proceeds to this:

Pressing 'Enter' again reveals this:

And finally, the end result of pressing 'Enter' once more:

I am not sure what could've gone wrong. There has been nothing changed in the past few weeks. I have only watched shows and played the typical games I play regularly. Nothing has been downloaded or installed/uninstalled. Very bizarre!
I can boot into Ubuntu with no issues, btw.
I have tried to put my Windows disc in to attempt a repair, and it is telling me it is not the right disc for this install...I've never had any more discs for Windows 7 than this one and I purchased it quite a while back.

Does anyone have any guidance as to what to do to fix this without having to reinstall yet again and lose my stuff?!


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First you backup the drive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2013 3:16 AM PDT
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Then I would use EasyBCD to get Windows back up and working then your Linux boot install CD to repair grub.

Let's be clear that repair of grub has some millions of posts so it's clear there is no consensus on repair. But there is plenty to read and consider.

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Thanks I have already backed up
by Kingbandaid / May 25, 2013 3:49 AM PDT

But how am I supposed to run Easybcd if I can't boot into Windows? Do they have a bootable iso available or something?

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Sorry. Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2013 3:54 AM PDT
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Did you turn off ACPI capability in the BIOS?
by James Denison / May 26, 2013 5:21 AM PDT
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