Hera suddenly no more dual boot

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  1. abacus

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    Hi,

    I'm new to the subject an installed elementaryOS on a pretty old (1,8 GHz single processor) WinXP computer. So far everything worked fine for a few days.

    Now when I try to boot Windows, I chose Windows in the grub list but it just flips back to elementary, which I can boot.

    Tried supergrub2, it finds the Windows partiton, but also doesn't boot it.

    Any ideas?

    sven
     
  2. adwilson99

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    Step 1: backup! make a copy of any data you want to keep (just in case).

    Step 2: If you have the original windows XP CD, then you can restore the Windows XP MBR following the steps in the link below.
    https://neosmart.net/wiki/fix-mbr/#Fix_the_MBR_in_Windows_XP

    Once windows is up and working again (reboot a few times to be sure ;) ) , you will then need to get the elementary CD again to boot into elementary OS and restore your grub configuration.
     

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