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Reinstall of windows 10 in dual boot Windows 10 pro and kali

Q: Reinstall of windows 10 in dual boot Windows 10 pro and kali

I want to reinstall windows 10 pro using a usb flash drive. My laptop is dual boot windows 10 pro and kali linux 2017.3 . Recently I reinstalled kali linux and faced some problem regarding partions and grub error and i don't know how it automatically solved after multiple formatting and creation of partion with restarting my laptop. I am afraid if i reinstall windows 10 pro after deleting its partition and then create new one then install windows again would face some grub issues for kali linux or for windows. Someone give the full guide on how to reinstall windows 10 pro in dual boot kali linux and windows 10 pro.

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A: Reinstall of windows 10 in dual boot Windows 10 pro and kali

When you install Windows the boot will be set to boot to that Windows only (in your case; non-newer Windows installations could be included in general). So the outline of how to proceed is

a. decide how you will get back to the dual boot you want, and make preparations if needed.
b. install Windows.
c. restore the dual boot.

As I assume that you have a GPT disk and UEFI motherboard I cannot give any more details.

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X1 Carbon Gen4- Keep running into errors trying to dual boot on this computer. After trying for a few days, I found some guides and while not much I didn't know already came out of them, I was able to find a few useful suggestions. Still running into some issues, mainly GRUB related. Hard drive failed to recognize the new partition a few times, but mainly GRUB related. Anyone able to give their step-by-step guide, including BIOS changes to help me get this machine to dual-boot Win 10 Pro and Linux? Tired of having to run it from a flash drive and would rather not run it in a VM. I might be getting rid of the computer anyway and going back to a MacBook Pro. Used this computer 10 hours or less and had to send it in for repair. Got it back (new system board and CPU), same problems... sent out again and they replaced the fan. Still getting random 100% disk/CPU usage at times and the idle temps just aren't stable. Very disappointed that this was suppose to be one of the best business-class laptops around and I had to have it repaired twice in less than 2 weeks. I don't trust the Lenovo techs after this. I honestly just want my money back but I doubt that will happen. 

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I tried to dual boot Kali Linux on a windows 10 . first tried grub but that didn't worked later used 3 Rd party software ( easybcd) easybcd says unable to open because of restriction set by Microsoft . by the way Im in legacy . I formatted and freshly installed win 10 in legacy from scratch and installed Kali but that didn't worked. I heard I have a latest laptop manufactured so no solution ... Any help

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I am trying to dual boot Kali with Windows 8.1 and I keep getting three errors at the installation menu. I also carefully checked that I have followed the installation instructions correctly and I have. Here are the three errors:

1.) "Empty Security Header"
2.) "error:/live/vmlinuz has invalid signature" (I double checked other sources and the grub.cfg file I have saved was/is written correctly)
3.) "error: you need to load the kernel first"
I understand this question may not be for this forum. I'm taking a shot on this in hopes that someone smart and savvy enough has the know how to help me with this and also since my OS is Windows 8.1, I'm assuming this can still be a question relevant to the forum.

A:Dual booting Kali in Windows 8.1 error help

This does not answer your question exactly.

I use YUMI from PenDriveLinux to boot into various Linux distros, like Kali, Tails and MINT, as well as rescue media, like Acronis, Hiren's, F-Secure, etc. Maybe a dozen or so boot time selectable distros and ISOs.

These are not installations, more like Live CDs.

However, I did not encounter any issues with Kali running on my machine and I didn't do anything special to make it start up.

From those error messages is it something to do with Secure Boot? I don't run that.

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Hello Everyone ,

i was wondering if anyone could help me in this matter :
i have windows7 and Redhat on my Laptop , i have removed and reinstalled the Windows7 last night and after that lost the Dual boot option , in fact the system is booting on windows7 and there is no option to chose linux ,

as far as i know , i should edit the msconfig file which i tried and couldn`t make it dual boot ,

Please check the attachment file ,

Thank you

A:dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot

Read this: Fixed Windows - But Now Grub is Gone?

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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Hi all, I have a HP Zbook 15 G3:8Gb of RAM500 Gb HDD (Windows 10 Pro Os installed)500 Gb M.2 SSDIntel I7-6820HQ 64-bit OS I have been having so many problems with this process. I have read countless tutorials on installation, Bios setup, and Dual-booting. I just can't find out why this isn't working.  My preparations:Windows installed origanally Installed the 64-bit version of Kali linuxcreated a bootable usb with Rufus (even tried other programs)Actually booted from the USB and it would load the Kali linux installtion screenWent through the installation proccess (up to the last screen where it says to take out your installation disk) This is what I want, I want Kali linux to be on the M.2 SSD and Windows to stay on the HDD. I really don't care about the GRUB bootloader (if i can use it great please say how) as long as I can boot to both OS's in the boot options. Once the installation is installed on the M.2 SSD I can't boot to it, it comes up with a screen that says there isn't an OS on this drive. This is all done in Legacy mode, my USB won't boot from UEFI mode. I have read articles that have said I need to install Kali on UEFI (or Legacy) mode depending on the other OS, but they have to be on the same boot setting.  Can anyone help with this. Where did I mess up. Is this just an HP Zbook problem?  Thanks in advance for everyone's input!   

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I did a dual boot install of Win7 and XP on separate HDDs. Plugged in one drive installed XP with F6 AHCI drivers. Then plugged in 2nd drive and installed Win7, loaded AHCI drivers from USB flash. Everything went great, no need for any EasyMBR tool. I would turn on computer and get boot option for Win7 or Earlier Version.....and still had access to all restore points in Win7.

Reason for reinstall - I was having problems getting rid of everything related to Nero, wiped some things out of registry that I guess XP needed and it would not start all the way. I tried to run a repair on XP and it worked, but lost my boot option for Win7.
Fine, I thought I'll just reinstall both OS's again since it was so easy the 1st time. XP installed with no problem.
I booted up with the Win7 cd, chose the Custom/Advanced Option
High lighted the old partition and deleted it
Chose New from unallocated space and went with the recommended size of about 114442 MB (120GB SSD)
Clicked format and the blue wheel spun for 5 seconds and stopped (Problem 1)
Clicked load drivers and browsed to the USB flash card that has the AHCI drivers on it
Chose the same folder as the first time I did the dual boot without a hitch, got error message (problem 2)

Problem 1 - Why is it not formatting for more than 5 seconds, should take at least 45 minutes from what I remember?
Problem 2 - When trying to load AHCI drivers why am I getting the following message (No signed device drivers were found. Make sure that... Read more

A:Can't reinstall windows 7 on dual boot with XP

Why would you reinstall both OS"s after XP was repaired but you only lost the WIn7 boot? All you needed to do was install EasyBCD to XP to add WIn7 back to the Boot Menu? Or Mark Win7 Partition Active
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and then add XP using EasyBCD. Takes 5 minutes.

You're attempting to apply XP methods to the Win7 install which no longer apply: Quick Format is all that's used during install, and there is no need to add storage drivers as they are all in the installer. In fact a prompt for drivers during 7 install almost always means a bad installer.
Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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 Hello, I recently reinstalled by laptop due to a faulty install of windows 8 which made me unable to start my pc and it got stuck in a bootloop. The reinstall was succesfull. However, when starting up I have to pick an operating system which means that I have two installed versions of windows on my harddrive. The first one works, the second one doesnt and shows a winload.efi missing error. I've tried removing the second install but so far I have been unsuccesfull, does anyone have any tips on how to remove that install without removing the working one?  I have added a picture of the OS-picking screen and of my harddrive partitioning. Thanks  

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Hello, My T-480 came with Windows installed on the 128 GB Toshiba drive. I would like to reconfigure the system with Windows on the 512 GB Samsung drive and a Linux distro on the 128 GB Toshiba drive. What is the best way to achieve this goal without driver issues or Lenovo tools issues when reinstalling Windows please? I created a Windows Recovery disk and hoped I could trick it in doing a system reset on the Toshiba drive by manipulating the boot order in the BIOS but that made no difference. Any help would be greatly appreciated. George

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Run 'Kali Linux' Natively On Windows 10 ? Just Like That!

A:Run Kali Linux in Windows....Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of Kali?!! or am I crazy?

In the beginning, when Macintosh was equipped with Intel, the topic was 'MacOS and windows move.' However, the user who asks for such usage is quite limited, and it has not been noticed in general so much now.

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I cant dual boot kali linux in my pc

A:I cant dual boot kali linux in my pc

Sure you can. The following tutorial explains how it can be done. Your notebook is a UEFI version with a GPT format hard disk volume. http://linuxbsdos.com/2015/01/14/how-to-dual-boot-kali-linux-1-0-9-and-windows-78-on-a-pc-with-uefi-... Just make sure that you have created a USB recovery media flash drive before you get started.  Use the HP Recovery Media creator to do that. It will tell you how much capacity the USB flash drive will need to be.

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I cant dual boot kali linux in my pc

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Last year I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my Dell Dimension 5000 running Windows XP Pro, giving me a trouble-free dual boot system until recently.

Recently though, I've had problems with Windows being excruciatingly slow, some crashes, unexplained error messages etc - probably partly due to a load of unnecessary and now unwanted programs I've installed along the way. I would now like to start afresh with a clean reinstall of Windows - but am worried about possible complications with my Ubuntu installation and some horror stories I've heard about messing with the Master Boot Record. I do not wish to remove Ubuntu, and have had no problems with it.

Can I simply format my C drive and just install Windows again? Or am I rushing in where angels fear to tread? I have my Win XP Pro disk. I've reinstalled Windows in the past, but that was before I had installed Ubuntu.

I'd really appreciate some advice and a step by step guide on how I should proceed - thanks!

Dell Dimension 5000 3.0 Ghz
3 Gb RAM
Windows XP Pro v 2002 SP3

A:How to reinstall Windows XP Pro to Ububtu dual-boot machine?

Hiya,pretty sure xp needs to be installed first.....could be wrong!

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I have Windows XP & Windows 7 installed on the same hard-drive
in separate partitions.

I would like to repair the Windows 7 installation or reinstall it from scratch,

Do I have to do something special in order to keep the dual boot functioning
properly ?

Thank you

A:Repair / Reinstall Windows 7 on a dual boot machine

Not really, you should be able to just format the partition and Clean Install Windows 7
to it from the booted Win7 installation media.

But we can advise you better if we see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

In addition look over these steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compile everything that works best to get and keep a perfect reinstall, even for retail.

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I just received my XPS15 with Win10 and i would like to dual boot with Kali Linux for my penetration testing class. I am seeing a lot of challenges posted on the Internet. Can someone please guide me in the right direction for the installation process. What steps should i follow? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, My attempt to setup my X1 Yoga (20FQ) laptop to dual boot windows 10 and fedora 24 failed and I am not able to boot on windows anymore  More specifically I installed fedora 24 while already having a windows 10 setup. During the installation the fedora installation manager has configured the partitions for dual boot. The installation was successful but to my surprise the grub 2 entry for the windows 10 didn't work anymore.  I inspected the partitions and found that the windows are untouched. However the ' /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi' file is missing from the boot partition. I think I need to recover it so that I am able to boot again to windows. Do you know how I can recover the file? I noticed that there was no windows 10 installation disk in the X1 packaging. Also what's the right setup for dual booting the two operating systems? Regards, Kostas  

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I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 7/10 dual boot breaks dual boot

Originally Posted by Carsomyr

I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

Read it and ask any questions, lots of members know this stuff and can help guide you if you need it.

Make sure you're reading the information on BCDedit - that's the tool for Win7 and higher.

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Was trying to delete Linux from my dual boot and I accidentally the whole Windows 8 boot loader (again). But this time is worse.

I have Linux installed to get the boot loader back. Windows appears in the GRUB boot menu, but it is corrupted and will not boot. When I try to boot from it, it now goes to a "preparing automatic repairs" screen followed by an "attempting repairs" screen. I'm given an "Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC." Then it takes me to the Windows 8 recovery options.

Before it got corrupted, I tried doing a system restore from the recovery options but had to force a shutdown because the restore got stuck and would not end even after 10 hours had passed. That was probably a bad idea.

What should I try next?

A:Borked my Windows/Linux dual boot, Windows won't boot anymore

if you have a windows 8 disk, you can try a startup repair.

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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,

A:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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Hey guys i installed windows 7 and windows server 2008 in different partition. I first installed windows 7 and then installed windows server 2008.(I dont know if that makes much of a difference). However ,
-----after installing the server i could not see the windows 7 in my boot loader so i had to turn the windows 7 partition to active- to boot from windows seven.
-----It turned my server 2008 partition to logical and could not see the server os in boot loader.

So, how would i add both of them in the boot loader so that i can select one of the two after i boot.

I had to download acronis disk director to turn the logical drive to primary again.

So the question is how is it possible to , get both the boot OS in the boot loadter.

I don't want to do a dual boot through vhd , just in case someone suggests me that.

screen shot of my disk

Update: i changed the windows server partion back to active and tried to boot now it says bootmgr is missing .....

A:Dual boot Windows 7 pro and Windows Server 2008 - boot loader

I don't know how marking Win7 Active to repair it so it would start would convert the Server partition to Logical. I've never heard of such a thing.

To add the missing OS, install EasyBCD to add it on the Add New Entry tab.

EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)

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Hi all. I am having some problems I am hoping I may be able to get some advice on. I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. Model is Toshiba Satellite #A205-S7464. I have been trying to load it with Windows XP because Windows Vista kind of sucks for my computing needs. I am pretty sure a format and clean install will wreck my warranty, hence the dual boot. So far, I have been able to partition and install XP SP-2 to a partition. I've booted into XP fine but my Vista partition is not available. I think that the partition table or MBR has been corrupted.
So to repair this, what I did was boot up from the Vista recovery DVD and run the 'startup repair' option to reload the bootloader for Vista and thus, enable dual booting. When I rebooted I got a black screen saying 'Invalid Partition Table' or something to this effect. I tried repairing the MBR and so on and so forth from the console on the recovery DVD but this proved to be pretty much totally fruitless. So I went through and did an install of Windows XP once again, to my other drive partition I had created. So I am basically where I started. I need to know if somebody knows how I can repair the drives MBR or partition table to make it readable under Windows to at least pull my important files off of, or to boot into. Any ideas would be enormously appreciated. Attached I will include a visual of what's up with my hard drive situation.

Thank you, Jacob

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A:Repair boot loader and MBR Windows XP and Windows Vista dual boot


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Hey guys, I am having an issue when installing the consumer preview. So, I downloaded the W8 iso, off of Microsoft's site. I burned it to a DVD with 4.7 GB free of storage. I even bought a new set of DVDs. Anyways, I downloaded the iso, I downloaded the USB/DVD download tool, there I burned my iso to the DVD. So, I then create a partition on my computer (I gave the new partition 200 GB of storage). I rebooted my computer, pressed F12 and access the burned DVD. So, I click custom installation, and I install the new OS, onto the partition with 200 GB. I named it the partition Windows 8, so I wouldn't get confused. I clicked it, and installed Windows 8 onto it. Anyways, once it extracts the data and installs all the updates, my computer screen goes black, for a few seconds. Then, it load's the fish icon, and then goes black. It loads nothing, and it just stays there. I have tried using the startup repair, and it cannot fix it. I decided to reinstall the OS, but format the partition, and then install...It does the same. exact. thing.

Anyways, how do I get rid of the black screen? Windows 8 won't boot up. : (

(I allowed a dual boot, by the way, so I still have windows 7, but I really want to try Windows 8.)I followed this guide if anyone was wondering.

A:Windows 8 dual boot installed, Windows 8 won't boot up. Black Screen!

I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
I can get W8 to run but then on every restart or reboot I can not get back to Vista from the "blue dual boot screen". I select Vista as the OS, the laptop goes to the Acer splash screen and then the screen goes black and the HDD light goes off completely. And that's it. Have to do a forced shutdown holding power button and then on next reboot it will go to Vista.
Fortunately I have full Acronis disk images so I can just revert back to before all this but like you I really want to try W8.

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How to Install Microsoft Windows XP on a Dell Studio 1747,
turning it into a dual-boot (multi-boot) Windows 7 and Windows XP computer

Disclaimer: I am a not a computer guy. I learned how to do the following by searching all over the internet, some of which is no longer available online. The following instructions worked for my Dell Studio 1747. I install Windows XP Professional 32-bit.  I did NOT have to unistall Windows 7. These instructions do not apply to any other configuration.    These instructions are mostly for me just incase I ever have to do this again.

1.         Back up all files you do not want to lose.
2.         Create a new partition (volume) on the hard drive.
                        -Make it minimum space to install Windows XP and whatever over XP programs you eventually want to install.
                        -I made mine 20 Gb in size. I think you need a minimun of 10 Gb to be safe.  But keep in mind to make it big enough for all the software you will use on it, i.e. adobe, microsoft office, roxio,  etc.
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A:Studio 1747:dual-boot (multi-boot) windows XP and Windows 7

I want to add little bit more thing in above article. You can make a simple bootable usb of your desire Windows XP, or Windows 7. It is very simple just download the yumi bootable software first then download Windows 7 from here fileswiper.info/.../
or get Windows XP from here fileswiper.info/.../.
these setups have all drivers of dell laptop and dekstop PC.
after getting the download setup you just need to select your Operating system and browse your setup file by using yumi bootable software.
It will create your bootable USB with in  15 minutes. and you are able to install your operating system using your USB drive..

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I am trying to dual boot with 2 different hard drives and 2 different systems. One is Vista x64 and the other is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. After installing the hard drive with Windows 7 which came from a different computer, I used EasyBCD to configure the boot order. Windows vista still works, but when I want to switch to Windows 7 I get:

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

After some search I have found this old thread from this same forum. Here is the link: dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

The Op seems to have similar problem as me. I just don't get all the follow up instructions in the thread dealing with bootrec since I haven't encountered it before (I think...). Any thoughts?

A:Dual boot windows vista and windows 7 boot error winload.exe

The best way to Dual Boot OS's on separate HD's is to set the preferred OS HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then when needed trigger the other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If this is not desireable, then set Win7 HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, install easyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

Before doing this delete any EasyBCD listing for the other HD you've already made in Edit OS Menu tab.

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i have some questions regarding dual booting windows 7 home premium x64 with linux fedora 14 on dual independantly dedicated drives. i am a college student with moderate computer (windows) knowledge but am doing software development and would like to play around with some linux for a class. i have no prior experience with linux and have minimal knowledge of operation. i am currently running windows 7 and would like to keep it as my primary os. i do not wish to share media files across drives or os's, windows does that just fine as is and i dont want to get into a third drive. my current drive is a 1tb wd black caviar hdd. it is also currently 2/3rds full and the desktop is about 6 months old so i would rather not partition the drive for a dual boot. i would think that there are some other advantages for the os's operating independantly off their own drives other than if one hdd dies i should still have the other with its os still ok. i have read some topics about RAID configs with dual boot setups with dual drives like this but am not very familiar with RAID. is there a RAID config that would be beneficial in this situation? i currently do not have a RAID card. my tower internals are not very accessible and i dont like the idea of disconnecting drives depending on which os i want to operate. so what would be the best way of going about this? this is a near future project so i am looking for someone with some experience in this area hopefully.
thanks - garrett

A:windows 7 and linux fedora dual boot with dual drives

Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

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Hi, I have Lenovo T480 made for german market, german windows preinstalled.I would like to reinstall Windows, but I dont want to make same mistake like when I have reinstalled original windows on x260 and lost LENOVO boot logo. I dont speak about LENOVO logo during the BIOS startup, I speak about LENOVO windows boot logo.How to make this.Thanks

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I have installed dual boot OS in my desktop.
WD 1TB (500GB windows XP and 500GB windows 7) ALL 32 BIT.
I installed the windows XP first.
The Windows XP had installed on first partition and 2nd partition is Windows 7.

The XP boot in to windows without any problem.
But the windows 7 right after showing the logo, then no display.

Here are PC boot loader

earlier windows operation=XP
Windows 7

Did I did something wrong?

A:Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot. Problem with Windows 7 start up

Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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Hey guys,

This is probably an easy solve but here is my situation:
Drive D: Windows XP Professional 64Bit
Drive F: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Drive D shows as System and Active Drive
Drive F shows as Boot Drive
Drive G is Data
All drives are Primary and physical drives all drives are also NTFS when running Disk Manager
Dual Booting system

Here is what I need to do:
I want to uninstall or format Drive D and install Windows XP Professional 32bit so I can have an OS that runs my older games I have not played or played in a while.

A few Questions I have:
1. How can I tell what drive controls the Boot Block, is that the system active drive (D) or the Boot drive (F)
2. Can I make Drive F System and Active? (will that destroy the Master Boot Block)
3. Is the master boot block the same as what controls the Dual boot?
4. Is there any way to make Win7 my C drive and the new Winxp32bit my D drive like normal people...lol

Note: I think I got to this condition where I dont have a C drive by having my C drive go bad and I recreated my MBB to point to the Windows 7 disk.
Getting old, cant remember diddly. LOL

Thanks for your help in advance!!!!!

A:Dual Boot: Need to Reinstall OS on one but different OS

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I just installed a new 10k rpm drive on which I want to do a fresh xp pro install. My current os is on my C drive (80gb) along with other stuff I need (about 55gb). I didn't partition it in the beginning which I now regret. So how can I install the new os and keep the other C drive data. I don't know if I should attempt some kind of dual boot. Or is there a way to disable windows on the c drive after the install on the 10k?
I have no space to backup 55gb of data. My theory is that I can install xp fresh then reboot and be prompted in dos to choose which OS. it's a little confusing what I should do first.

I would greatly appreciate your insight.

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I have win98 installed on C: & XP on D: dual boot.

Now I want to re-install win98 on the c drive so what should I do to preserve the dual boot?

I assume that after I reinstall win98 I will lose my dual boot screen so do I save a copy of my c:/boot.ini and then put that back after the re-install or is there more to it?


A:reinstall 98 on dual boot with XP

Clean install win98 and then either do a repair install of XP or use the XP recovery console to do a fixmbr, fixboot and bootcfg

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Hello everyone,

First of all sorry if i write in the wrong topic i'm new on this forum. I have a problem with my Western DIgital Caviar green HDD. My problem is:

I had 2 partitions on my HDD, one for windows 7 and one for backup. I wanted to reinstall windows but keep the backup partition so i put in my install dvd and booted up from it. At the manage partitions point i think i saw 5 partitions:

The 100mb for windows files
The windows Partition
The Backup Partition
A 1megabyte partition
And a zero megabyte partition.

I deleted all the partitions except the backup. I made a new one for windows. I procceed with the installation and everything went good,until when the installer rebooted the system. And thats where's my problem. The bios detects the HDD and stops there.

Here's a pic of it:

It happend with me before with my 500gb hdd and thats why i bought this 1tb one but now i dont want to spend money again for that if i dont have to. Maybe i deleted a partition that was for the hdd to work propely? And if so is there anyway to reset that? If someone can help me please do it. I realy don't know what to do:S

A:My HDD stops at windows boot screen after trying to reinstall Windows

1) Try resetting your BIOS back to default.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

2) Remove HD, boot up, boot down, refit HD boot up.

3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

4) As you have had problems before, it may be a bad HD Controller or PSU.

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So here's the story:
I was just getting some work done last night on my PC, when suddenly the power went out. After a while when the power came back on, my computer would not boot. It was stuck on the Windows loading screen. So I restarted and did diagnostic (pressed F9 before booting), turns out that everything is okay including CPU, memory and Hard Drive connection test.

So I restarted again and let the Windows load, it took 20 minutes. After which it started some disk checking (It looked like the Windows XP disk checking except it had a black background and it took 1.5 hours).

It showed that 8 files or indexes or something were unreadable. Then it restarted, and opened startup repair. Startup repair is apparently checking or disk errors which might take over an hour, but it has been over 5 hours now.

So I know that my Hard Drive is okay since it has been doing all that, but maybe the Windows files are corrupted.

I decided to re-install Windows but I want to keep my files. So I had to move all the files from the system drive to another one so I don't lose my files in the C drive. But I don't have another partition, I just have a 1.35 TB C Drive and I don't have any means of backing the files up on an external HDD.

So I was thinking if I could install Linux from a Disc, creating a partition with Linux, move all the files to that partition and then reinstall Windows from a CD.

Is it possible to do such a thing? If so what are the steps I should take to do i... Read more

A:How to make partitions to reinstall Windows when windows does not boot

Work through these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Best to back up your User folders externally to a HD, DVD, flash, or 7gb free in the cloud with each Windows LiVE ID on Skydrive.

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I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and I wanted to install Windows 8 in dual boot, so I bought a SSD and installed it and then proceeded to install Windows 8 on the SSD.

Now when I restart the computer, it just boots into Windows 8 without loading the boot manager where I can choose the OS.

Instead, the only way to get into Windows 7 is for me to press F12 and choose the other hard drive. I have attached a screenshot of Disk Management. Windows 7 is installed on Disk 0 (C) and Windows 8 is installed on Disk 1 (G).

How can I get the Windows 8 boot manager to show up?


A:Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot - No Boot Manager Loads

Hello akishore, welcome to Eight Forums!

To most people you have the desired boot set-up, a BIOS managed dual-boot but if you want a Windows managed dual-boot the easiest way to achieve that is to use the Windows 7 installation DVD to do 3 separate startup repairs, have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the procedure and be sure to post back with updates.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I recently bought I new Seagate 500GB hard drive with plans to rebuild my PC from scratch as both the partition with Vista the other partition with XP was slowing down. The original hard drive was a Seagate 320GB that was partitioned for the two above OS's. After saving all my personal files on a portable hard drive, I booted up the computer with the Vista CD and reformatted the drive as my way of deleting everything and starting from scratch. After I did this, I connected the 500GB hard drive and began a journey of a lot of frustatrion and wasted time. Let me say it right here that it isn't a faulty new hard drive. It has something to do with a section of computer skills that surpasses my knowledge.

Let me post my system first though:

Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 3.2 GHz
Ram: OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 8GB
GPU: 2x GeForce 8800GTS SLI
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM

Okay, starting with two hard drives, virtually one clean as new, I plan to install Vista Premium 64bit to the 500GB HD and XP Home 32bit to the 320GB HD. I proceed to install Vista first and everything works fine until I install XP. Now, a blue screen pops up at every bootup as soon as it starts to read the hard drives (and it doesn't matter what order I set them up to boot in BIOS). Oddly enough, if I physically disconnect the Vista drive by unplugging the cable, XP boots up fine. Doing it the other way around (disconnecting the ... Read more

A:Trying to reinstall Vista/XP dual boot

I know how to fix this......go to BIOS and under system configuration, disable SATA Native Support. That should fix it. I had the same problem once and I somehow figured this out and fixed it.
Hope it helped

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I have had a dual boot setup with XP pro and RC 7 for a number of months. I have purchased a Window 7 license and intend to install it soon.

I have two HD's. One, HD 0 has 8 partitions, XP-C, Data, Applications, Pictures, Downloads, Tempfiles, Software, and RC 7-O.

My question is: Will all of the Applications have to be reloaded, or will the settings transfer utility, recognize their location?


A:Reinstall Applications & Dual Boot XP & RC 7

welcome to seven forums tbbcross.

the way you have your drive set up everything SHOULD go smoothly. but if you run into any problems we will be here to help you.

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I'm thinking about reinstalling XP sometime, but I was also thinking about a Linux distro to install as well. I run a 6 month old laptop with a 40GB hard drive. I was thinking of either Red Hat or Mandrake. I was wondering if it was better to use the XP installer to partition my hard drive, then install XP first, or if it would be better to do Linux first. I'm curious about the advantages of either of those distros too. This is really my first time with Linux. Thank you.

A:Question on reinstall and dual boot

if your not sure if you want to use linux, try one of the many LiveCD's (linux that will run on the CD, without installing it) out there.. Knoppix is one.. and just searching google, I found out that Slackware has one too.. http://slax.linux-live.org/

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I have 3 partitions - 1=Vista, 2=Win 7, 3=Data.

Dual boot had Vista as default but Win 7 available too.
The Win 7 installation started coming up with a Winload error and would not repair.

I Booted from Win 7 RC DVD, deleted partition 2 and re-installed Win 7 on the new, unallocated partition 2.

Now the system boots ONLY into Win 7 with no Vista option.
Advanced System Setting shows only Win 7. How can I add my Vista, partition 1, into the dual boot set up?
Vista is my "LIVE" system. Win 7 is for evaluation, learnning only.


A:Reinstall Win 7 has stopped dual boot

You could repair Vista to get that booting, using the DVD, and then do away with your dual boot setup. I despise them for many reaosns, but this being one of them. You're top priority is getting your production system back online, and then you can worry about testing Windows 7 later. By now, you probably know what you plan to do when it is released, so I wouldn't bother putting an RC back on there. If anything, get the RTM from Microsoft if you need to do more testing.

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Hi guys,

I know I'm probably just doing something stupid, but I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 in my dual boot system. Windows 8.1 can no longer "see" Win 7 and won't dual boot with it. I tried EasyBCD and all it did was corrupt Win 8.1's Bootmgr to the point where I had to use Automatic Repair from the Win 8 install disk to get 8.1 to boot again.

Short of reinstalling Win 8, is there anything I can do from Win 7 that will re-enable dual boot? Or is there a way in Win 8? I tried a couple of the Win 8 tutorials, but the option for Win 7 never came up in the boot options screens.

Any ideas gratefully received.

A:Reinstall of Win 7 cannot dual boot with Win 8.1 anymore

Try Using the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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Hi all,

Hoping that someone will be able to help me out. I had previously had XP then Win7 installed in that order.

Just today I needed to reinstall XP on the same partition that it was on. Now my problem is that because of the reinstall, the bootloader that Win7 changed is now gone and I no longer have the option to select Win 7 during bootup.

Is there away to get the option back without having to re-install Win7 all over again?

A:Reinstall XP on Dual boot system with 7

Yes. Boot from the Win7 DVD and run startup repair. Further info in the tutorials section (use search).

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kali linux is not working on my vm ware can anyone help me with this ?
i have attached a photo

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kali linux is not working on my vm ware can anyone help me with this ?
i have attached a photo

A:Kali linux / windows 10 /vm ware

You should post in the Linux forum for better results. Linux Support

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C). I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)


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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C) I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

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