Grub 2 typically gets overridden when you install Windows or another Operating System. To make Ubuntu control the boot process, you need Reinstall (Repair/Restore) Grub using a Ubuntu Live CD.
Using the sudo command, especially from a Live CD can do serious damage to your system. Read all instructions and confirm you understand before executing any commands. When pasting into the Terminal, use Ctrl+Shift+V, NOT Ctrl+V.
Mount the partition your Ubuntu Installation is on. If you are not sure which it is, launch GParted (included in the Live CD) and find out. It is usually a EXT4 Partition. Replace the XY with the drive letter, and partition number, for example: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt.
sudo mount /dev/sdXY /mnt
Now bind the directories that grub needs access to to detect other operating systems, like so.
sudo mount –bind /dev /mnt/dev &&
sudo mount –bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts &&
sudo mount –bind /proc /mnt/proc &&
sudo mount –bind /sys /mnt/sys
Now we jump into that using chroot.
sudo chroot /mnt
Now install, check, and update grub.
This time you only need to add the drive letter (usually a) to replace X, for example: grub-install /dev/sda, grub-install –recheck /dev/sda.
grub-install --recheck /dev/sdX
Now grub is back, all that is left is to exit the chrooted system and unmount everything.
sudo umount /mnt/sys &&
sudo umount /mnt/proc &&
sudo umount /mnt/dev/pts &&
sudo umount /mnt/dev &&
sudo umount /mnt
Shut down and turn your computer back on, and you will be met with the default Grub2 screen.