Windows error recovery not working

Hi all, I had W7 on my PC, then partitioned the HD so I was able to dual boot with Ubuntu. Now I don't remember because it was a while ago but I'm nearly positive that after installing Ubuntu, I also used W7 and it worked. But I'm not 100% positive. I can still access the W7 HD from within Ubuntu though and successfully use all the files.

When I boot up and select windows from my OS list (it's last in the list), it goes to a list where the choices are "Launch startup repair" and "Start normally". If I choose the latter it shows me the W7 logo and loading screen, then abruptly goes reboots.

If I choose the former, it tries doing a "startup repair", and always fails, saying it "can't repair this computer automatically", and offers me the choice to send or not send info to MS. I can click "more info" though, which gives me some stuff:

Problem event name: startup repair offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 21200140
Problem signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem signature 06: 7
Problem signature 07: CorruptVolume
OS version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
After this is done I have the choice to "view advanced recovery options" which gives me a list of 5 choices, like on this page. The "startup repair" option is what I've just done at this point. The "system restore" option is useless because I never made a restore point (I will in the future certainly). The "system image recovery" option is also useless because I don't have an image of it. I've done the "windows memory diagnostic" where I reboot the computer and it does something at a blue screen, but it didn't fix it.

What can I do? Please let me know if there's any other info I can get that would help.

Googling for a solution, I found this, but it's not very helpful because I don't have any install CD/DVDs; they just shipped it to me already installed.

Keep in mind though: I can access any files (such as logs or dumps) on the W7 HD from my Ubuntu partition that still works, so I also assume I could place any there, or change them, or whatever.

Is there anything I can do? Thanks!

This is one of the biggest reasons "TO NOT DUAL BOOT W/Linux" on a single HDD as it dorks up the MBR of windows partition. I prefer to setup a dual boot on separate HDD's and this keeps the MBR and GRUB separate.

Now have a look through this links, they will show you how to fix the MBR from with in the GRUB.


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