Windows 10: HELP!!! Can't boot windows, no bootloader.

Discus and support HELP!!! Can't boot windows, no bootloader. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I tried to install Arch Linux today. Because of stupid reasons I can't create a bootable partition on my SSD so I can't create a Linux install. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/EddoWagt, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. HELP!!! Can't boot windows, no bootloader.


    I tried to install Arch Linux today. Because of stupid reasons I can't create a bootable partition on my SSD so I can't create a Linux install. I previously dual booted windows with Ubuntu, so now my Ubuntu install is gone I have no bootloader, as it previously used grub.

    I did manage to create a Linux installation on my hard drive, but can't fix my problem from there.

    I do have a bootable recovery usb, although going in the command prompt and typing 'bootrec.exe /fixboot' gives no results.

    I'm honestly at a loss, I don't know what to do. The guys over at the archlinux subreddit are the least helpful guys I've ever seen, repeatedly pointing me over to the official install guide even though that's obviously not helping... So can some of you help me?

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    /u/EddoWagt, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Rexter Win User

    Booting to Ubuntu with vista bootloader

    Why havent i heard of this before? I shrunk my main partition to create a set amount of free space, un formatted. Then i booted into the live environment of ubuntu, chose install, and chose to install on the now free allocated space, then unchecked the linux bootloader.

    Maybe i should check out the "inside windows" option.
     
    Rexter, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. whatitdo6 Win User
    How To Fix The Windows 10 Bootloader


    THANK YOU. This solved it. I think this was mentioned earlier by you or someone else perhaps but I've messed around with it enough now where I vaguely understood what the commands were doing. I actually had to delete the partition, recreate it, and re write the BCD as you suggested in Step 3.

    Shoutout to @topgundcp I'm sure that last method you suggested would have worked too, but now I understand how to do it manually, so I learned something.

    Also, thank you @NavyLCDR for your help as well.

    I have ONE last question, any SAFE way to remove the old ubuntu EFI entries that are present in my UEFI as boot options?

    edit: Nvm, figured it out. For anyone else wanting to know how to remove old EFI boot entries, use "EasyUEFI" it is super easy. Took like 10 seconds after install. I DID have two identical looking EFI's for my samsung ssd, one of them, in the details, showed that it had no file path. I assumed that was my old broken one and deleted it, must have been correct bc my computer boots up perfect.

    Thanks!!!
     
    whatitdo6, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. Rexter Win User

    HELP!!! Can't boot windows, no bootloader.

    Booting to Ubuntu with vista bootloader

    I have looked around the web for help, but that never really explained what i hopefully want to accomplish.
    I have a laptop with vista x64, where i made two additional partitions. One for windows 7 and one for linux which i can fiddle around with.
    And because im only gonna use linux on/off and propably uninstall it re-install it now and then, i dont want it to use linux's bootloader.
    So on the third partition i installed ubuntu without the linux bootloader and of course vista's bootloader wont recognize it. Only vista and win 7 appears.

    So how can i make vista's bootloader see ubuntu?
     
    Rexter, Jan 24, 2020
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