I had windows on my laptop and installed Debian GNU/Linux a few weeks ago on it. I'm basically dual booting.
The thing is, in my windows I had a windows.old file I never bothered to delete until a day ago. When I deleted it and restarted my laptop, only Linux is shown and I can only boot into linux. Which is fine honestly, but I would love to still be able to get into windows.
Does anyone know what I should/could do to fix my issue?
EDIT After reading some related posts about this issue, I have to say I did delete the .ini files that were there too, I was even prompted if I should delete them or not when I was deleting windows.old, I assumed my new windows install would have them. Hope this info helps.
EDIT 2 - Very weird edition
Okay.. so I run Debian on both my laptop and desktop.
I boot up my desktop today and upon boot up I was pressing the
numlock key before a screen even appeared. I did this since I usually have 3-4 seconds before it automatically boots into linux. hitting numlock enables my arrow keys and i can then choose Windows 7 instead.
Well.. hitting numlock apparently did the exact thing I mentioned above on my laptop. I only now see Linux and no windows. The reason this stands out is because I was doing the same thing on my laptop before windows 7 disappeared. I think this is the culprit.
But googling the issue shows no solution..
this is odd..