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Did you read the thread? When I click "repair your computer" I get an error.
1. i did read the thread. i assumed that meant the automatic recovery wouldnt work and that it still gave you the option to use command prompt.

2. MS says that error is caused by trying to use a 32bit disk to recover a 64bit os, but since you have a raid0 setup, that might also be the problem:
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If you see this error, chances are you try to use the 32 bit version of Vista / Windows 7 Recovery Options on a 64 bit Windows installation, or the other way around. This wasn’t the case with my setup. I knew I had Windows 7 x64 and I was sure I had the right Recovery DVD. After wasting many hours I finally found the reason of this misleading error. As mentioned earlier, the Windows installation that needed recovery was located on a RAID1 (mirror). Temporary disabling RAID1 in the BIOS allowed me to get past this error and continue the path to recovery. In my case this was done by setting the “SATA RAID / AHCI mode” from RAID to AHCI.
source.
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I also remember when I was playing dual boot with XP and OpenBSD damn it was PITA, lol!!!
LOL! Oh man, so many bad memories. I dreaded Ubuntu installs back then!

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I don't think grub is going to be able to fix it. After a bit of reading, a corrupted BCD should be very easy to fix. But the only way to do it is using a program (easyBCD) from within Windows. Except I can't get into windows....
hahaha, beautiful paradox.
Wait a min, do you have (or can you create) a free NTFS partition? If you can, you could attempt to install windows there and create an easyBCD entry to the other copy of windows.... *dreams*
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1. i did read the thread. i assumed that meant the automatic recovery wouldnt work and that it still gave you the option to use command prompt.

2. MS says that error is caused by trying to use a 32bit disk to recover a 64bit os, but since you have a raid0 setup, that might also be the problem:

source.
The version of windows installed is 64 bit. The recovery disc I used is the 64 bit version.

If you had read the thread you'd know that the computer in question here is a Dell with a single 500GB hard drive. I wasn't aware that you could Raid 0 with 1 hard drive.

Just in case it wasn't clear enough in the thread though : The computer I'm having issues with in this thread is a Dell laptop. Not my sig rig.

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LOL! Oh man, so many bad memories. I dreaded Ubuntu installs back then!



hahaha, beautiful paradox.
Wait a min, do you have (or can you create) a free NTFS partition? If you can, you could attempt to install windows there and create an easyBCD entry to the other copy of windows.... *dreams*
I don't think that'll be necessary. I read something about Windows PE which I can apparently use to run the built in BCD repair tool in Windows. I'll have to go out and buy a few more discs though as I ran out after making the Ubuntu disc and the recovery disc.
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I don't think that'll be necessary. I read something about Windows PE which I can apparently use to run the built in BCD repair tool in Windows. I'll have to go out and buy a few more discs though as I ran out after making the Ubuntu disc and the recovery disc.
Ohh, that's awesome!! Could you share a link here as well?
I hope that works out!
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Ohh, that's awesome!! Could you share a link here as well?
I hope that works out!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...on_Environment
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I'm sorry for bumping an old thread, but I couldn't find any other, more recent ones, regarding this issue. I myself ran into the same problem today after trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop. Would you be kind enough to post a solution? I have a new Asus ultrabook which, unfortunately, did not come with a "custom" repair DVD frown.gif
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