I still cannot get my windows 7 partition to load after installing xubuntu on the free partition of my hard drive. Basically, I shrunk my windows 7 partition from 500GB to 250GB and deleted the remaining HD space. Then I installed xubuntu on the remaining 250GB. It did not ask if I wanted to install beside windows, it just installed xubuntu. Once installed xubuntu works great, but i cannot get to my windows partition. I tried to use my windows CD to recover it, but the CD was unable to do it... it is one of those CD's that comes with the laptop. I have now replaced the HD and made the 500GB drive an external USB drive. Windows drive management shows that external drive as 1 partition of 200+GB and one that is 400+GB (see attached). What can I do to get my drive to boot in windows 7 again - without using my non-working windows OS dvd. I do not care about xubuntu.