Windows partition will not boot after Linux installation.
I installed linux mint 13 on my laptop and now my windows partition won't boot. On the grub boot menu I choose Windows 7 and then it goes onto a black screen with a flashing ' _ ' and stays there.
I'm starting to wonder if grub's MBR has overwritten the boot record for the windows partition.
So here sda1 is my original windows partition which has the windows install and presumably the boot record for windows. It is still marked as the boot partition so I assume the MBR has been written there.
MySatellite-C660 ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3ce82182
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 104859647 52428800 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 104859648 556798388 225969370+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 556799998 625141759 34170881 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 556800000 617328639 30264320 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 617330688 625141759 3905536 82 Linux swap / Solaris
I have tried using a SUPERGRUB2 disk to boot into windows and this failed. I have tried using several boot repair tools in linux and have tried using the startup repair tool on the windows 7 disk.