Locked out from Windows


I have a dualboot setup using Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux, working fine until yesterday. Then I did something stupid: I set Ubuntu as default and the time limit to 0 seconds. Now EasyBCD starts Ubuntu immediately (which it was supposed to do for the time being), but of course I can't boot into Windows anymore...

What I did so far:

  • Mounted the Windows partition to find some config file to set the time limit back to 30 seconds - didn't find one.
  • Created an EasyBCD boot usb disk - couldn't boot into Windows.
  • Used my Windows setup disk and executed bootrec /fixmbr resp. /fixboot - still couldn't boot into Windows.

Now I am pretty much out of options...does anybody have an idea?


Knows where his towel is.
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Boot your W7 DVD, enter command prompt and then
bcdedit /timeout x
where x > 0