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Reinstallation of windows makes ubuntu invisible


FPCH New Member
Feb 15, 2008
I have 2 HD. One has Windows on it and the other has Ubuntu. It worked all fine until I reinstalled Windows. Now when I start my computer I don't get the prompt I used to get asking me what OS to boot. It probably has to do with a boot.ini file does it. Any help appreciated.

I have also a second problem: since Ubuntu has been installed and one of the disk partitioned by it, I can no longer see that disk in windows. Is there any way to configure the partition in order to be able to use the HD in windows (I can use both HDs in linux but only one in windows).

Thanks for any help


FPCH Member
Jan 8, 2008
Aperture Science
PC Experience
Operating System
Windows XP - Media Center Edition
I believe your best bet for your first problem may be to re-install Ubuntu as well. This will re-install the GRUB loader that allows you to select your OS to boot.

I don't recall being ever able to view the Ubuntu partition in Windows with any of my prior dual-boot systems.