Dual boot error

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Hi all,
i have had dual boot parrot and win 8.1 (on same hard drive with 100gig partition for parrot) for a few months now and no problems until now. Last time i used parrot was jus browsing the net checking out porting 2 stroke engine sites then logged of nothing special.
Next day booting up no grub boot loader giving me option to load parrot or win, laptop booted straight into windows, I have checked and parrot is stil there with all files intact, checked bios and parrot is first option in boot menu and everything thing else looks fine in bios.
I got a corrupt grub boot loader before when i updated my bios and fixed it by loading parrot via pen and re-installing grub boot loader, but this time when i try to re-install the grub loader i have to re-install parrot which i would rather not do.
I am perplexed as to how grub disappeared, no grub error just boots straight into windows.
Any help much appreciated.
Thx
(include version, edition, and architecture) parrot sec 4.2.2 amd64

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)debian standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)yes win 8.1

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Bit of a funny one. If you download the parrotISO onto a USB, then boot that into live mode, you will be able to re-install grub from there.
Have a look at this https://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows (Dont worry about it being after installing windows)
or google “repair grub from live mode”

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Thx will give it a go

kept getting errors when trying to recover from live cd.
I had an encrytedd file in parrot which i needed thats why i didnt want to re-install the system, but i managed to retrieve it and re-installed parrot os, all is good now :smiley:
But thanks for your reply, much appreciated.

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