Thanks for the response and sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you-I've been having a mess with my pc. My HDD is failing and I have spent the entire time since this post trying to get Windows 7 back in and working, to no avail. So just this morning I nuked the HDD again and put Linux 13 in on the whole drive. Now I am concerned about learning Linux but at least it is working and I am online and 95% happy. I do think you are correct about BCD; seems I had a ghost partition that I had to format and delete before I installed Linux-the same size that I allocated to Linux when I was dual booting. Again, thanks for your help. I'm sure this forum will be hearing from me again. Ad Nauseum.
I have a Dell Studio 540 with Windows 7 x64 and Linux Mint 13 Maya x64, each is on its own partition. This morning I went in to Linux to do an update in which everything downloaded and installed just fine (there were about 95 updates installed). After the updates installed I re-started my pc to go back in to Windows 7 but the dual boot option is no longer present. I can only boot Linux 13 even though there is a Windows 7 Loader option on the start screen it will just loop back to Linux. Afraid my forum search didn't help me find a solution and I do not understand the command line codes for grub well enough to figure out a fix. I was able to use BCD 2.2 in Windows when I installed Linux to get a dual boot option (Neosmart Linux). Can someone teach me how to get my dual boot options back? I need to get in to Windows to get some work done. Thanks for any help you can give.