Visual Studio 2010 Grub 2 Boot loader MBR corruption RRS feed

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  • I am dual booting windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu Linux with grub 2 as the boot loader.  When I use Visual studio in windows a lot, the bootloader gets damaged, and the computer fails to boot (discovered when restarting) untill it is repaired.

    I don't think this is a linux problem, I think visual studio 2010 in windows is writing to the extended MBR, as part of the license manager stuff perhaps, and breaking Grub. This is a known problem with license manager behavior.

    Please confirm or deny this accusation. 


    Friday, October 21, 2011 5:44 PM

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  • Hi Errold32,


    Welcome to the MSDN forum.


    Since the environment of your computer is so complex to reproduce your problem in my side, I involved an expert in this case to help you resolve the issue. Please wait for the response.


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    Monday, October 24, 2011 7:06 AM
  • Hi Errold,


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    Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:54 AM