I ordered the Ubuntu 7.04 CD in order to run a dual-boot installation
alongside Vista Ultimate. I had Vista installed on my C drive, and wanted to
install Ubuntu on a new 10GB partition (created from the 15GB free space on
my C drive).
I followed the Vista + Ubuntu dual boot installation as shown here:
I followed the instructions as rigorously as possible, but it seems that
having now completed the installation, my Dell 640m laptop fails to find ANY
Vista OS installed! - Instead of offering me the dual-boot choice of Vista &
Ubuntu, my laptop boots straight into Ubuntu without asking me! (Ubuntu runs
The only hiccup I experienced in the Install (which should've sent my alarm
bells ringing) is when Ubuntu didn't detect any Vista accounts to import. But
I stupidly overlooked this, and continued with the partitioning/install of
I've tried using the Vista boot DVD, but it only offers me the option of
installing a new copy of Vista (losing all my of data, settings and
programs!). The repair options are no help as it cannot find a system-restore
point to use.
Any advice?? I don't mind losing Ubuntu as long as I get Vista back with all
my data! How can I get my laptop to detect Vista, restore my partitions and
get back my data??
Please help! Thanks in advance...