a little help with MBR stuff please

mark prgrmr at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 15:30:22 EST 2017


I do not know.  I have only ever had to use a WinXP resucue cd, and watched
other Admins go through the process with Win7.

Mark
On Nov 30, 2017 3:26 PM, "jsf" <jfreeman at gmail.com> wrote:

> thanks Mark.  Does that go, too, for a windows 8.1 rescue USB key?
>
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 3:21 PM, mark <prgrmr at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> If you boot the system from a Windows 7 or higher rescue cd, there should
>> be an option to repair the boot record.
>>
>> Mark
>> On Nov 30, 2017 2:44 PM, "jsf" <jfreeman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I have an old Lenovo T440 laptop.  It had 3 partitions:  windows 8.1,
>>> windows 10 and ubuntu.  Recently the ubuntu partition became corrupted.. (I
>>> don't remember now exactly what happened, I just know that all of a sudden
>>> I wasn't able to boot into ubuntu).  I have since re-installed ubuntu.. I
>>> can see that the two windows partitions are still there, but I have
>>> completely lost the ability to choose, at boot, which OS I want to go
>>> into.  This is not my area of expertise.  I would prefer not to just start
>>> all over from scratch.  I hope someone here can recommend a process whereby
>>> I can get the master boot record (I think that's what the issue is) to ask
>>> me at boot whether I'm looking to startup Ubuntu, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
>>>
>>>
>>> Best wishes,
>>>
>>> Joshua
>>>
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