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[Y740] Any Users Have Setup Dual Boot Ubunutu with NVIDIA Driver Installed?

Q: [Y740] Any Users Have Setup Dual Boot Ubunutu with NVIDIA Driver Installed?

Any Y740 user managed to setup dual boot Ubuntu with NVIDIA driver installed? Would you mind sharing with me how you make this works? I am trying to set up dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 in my Y740, but many issues came along. To share with you more about my situation, I could install Ubuntu on fresh but many other issues came along in my Ubuntu side (e.g. brightness adjustment not working, failure to wake up after suspend, black screen / login loop after nvidia installation). I have made many attempts to settle these issues but most of the solutions suggested online did not serve me well so far.

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Preferred Solution: [Y740] Any Users Have Setup Dual Boot Ubunutu with NVIDIA Driver Installed?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello,

I have an HP Envy with Win8 pre-installed. I am trying to do a dual boot setup with windows 7, as some of the software I use daily, is not compatible with win8. The new software has yet to be released, and will not run in any compatibility modes.

Knowing this is beating a dead horse, I have searched for hours, and have gotten some of the pre-req stuff done ie: created virtual drive 20gb, initialized it, turned UEFI Mode/Secure Boot OFF, etc.

I can see the vhd, but when I try to load win7, the vhd is not visible. When I exit win7 install, and win8 reboots, I can no longer see the vhd.

I'm sure I'm not doing something right.

A:dual boot setup issue HP envy with win8 pre-installed

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look at the NOTE at end this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Also take note of Step Three, you will need the BIOS setting.

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I have a new laptop pre-installed with Windows 10 on a primary m.2 disk.
It also has an HDD that I divided into partitions.

Now I have an old laptop that has Windows 7 that holds programs and files that I left behind. I want those programs accessible in a Windows 7 environment. Therefore, I cloned my Windows 7 to a spare partition on my laptop's HDD. Right now, I have Windows 10 on primary SSD and cloned Windows 7 on a partition of secondary HDD.

However, the problem is that, while the disk cloning process went successfully, it's not bootable. So my question is: how do I make the disk with Windows 7 bootable?

A:Dual boot setup with pre-installed Windows 10 and cloned Windows 7dows

Welcome to the forum. Did win7 have a system partition as well as drive as that will contain the boot files? It won't boot unless the partition is set active so you need the boot files on the win10 boot. The other problem is the drivers will all be wrong if it's come from another PC so it possibly any work anyway

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Hi,

Simple Q before I explain the set-up/problem.

Does HDMI output always overide DVI when activated? I'm looking to get DVI as monitor 1 and HDMI as monitor 2.

My set-up is:

PC with Gigabyte GT 440 (GV-N440TC-1GI) card/GPU using DVI and HDMI outputs.

From GPU DVI goes to BenQ Monitor - I want this as monitor 1 (main). HDMI goes to LCD LG TV, this is the second PC Monitor/TV - I want this always as monitor 2. For watching TV and also as an Extended display so I can watch movies, etc, on this as I work on the main monitor (monitor 1).

Problem:

1. If I reboot the PC signal to monitor 1 (DVI) is not present and monitor 2 (HDMI) seems to take over as default (if TV is turned off). To correct this I have to unplug the HDMI lead from the GPU and the DVI signal returns which enables me to then boot the PC.

In Windows > Screen Resolution and Nvidia Control Panel HDMI always takes over as Monitor 1, even though the DVI is set as Main. I've tried UltraMon and this allows me to set DVI as 1 and HDMI as 2, but Windows or Nvidia always override this.

So ultimately if I can get the DVI as monitor 1 (main) and HDMI as monitor 2 permanently the problem would be fixed.

Thanks for any input you can give.


Thanks
Ian

A:Dual-Monitor Setup (Using Nvidia GT 440)

I would start from the beginning by reading this article.
Make Multiple Monitors Work for You | PCWorld

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Hello all, new here, my pc config is intel quad 6600, 4gb ram, 2 320gb hd, OS is XP Pro with SP2. Okay I heard people speek highly of Vista and no so highly so I decided to give it a shot and make my own decision.
XP was installed a few weeks ago and is on disk 1 50gig partition, created another 75 for E:Vista Ultimate and have 175 unallocated for now. My other drive is just for games.
At first I used the remaining 250 for Vista the first time. Everything loaded fine was online with Vista was updating drivers and then I rebooted to finish the install for some drivers and the boot options never came up it booted right to XP.
I looked at the partitions and it shows Vista there so I looked in XP boot.ini and it shows:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
I checked around and people said to add Vista to it so I did and added this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate" /fastdetect

It gave the options to now choose one but when I choose Vista the screen goes blank
no cursor or anything, display is 1280x960 someone had suggested that already... Read more

A:Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options

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Might have posted this subject in the wrong forum....

Anyway; I've just installed Vista Business x64, however I do have some problems setting up the Dual monitors.

I have:
On the left a Dell 2005FPW, which is pivoted (to read PDFs and stuff like that easier)
On the right a Samsung 226BW, which set to normal.

However, when I go to the NVIDIA setup, and try to tell which monitor is where and which should be the primary display. The primary display always tends to be placed on the left side in the software.

I want the Dell to be the extended display, while the Samsung is the primary display. But the software (either in Vista or the NVIDIA driver itself) insist on that both the primary and the first mentioned display is the same.

Any ideas?

I made this work in XP Pro, but in Vista it is hellishly annoying to make it work.

A:Dual Monitor setup for Nvidia cards

You might want to try Ultramon. I have been using it on all of my multi-monitor systems (both at home and in the office) for a few years now. I have been using the Vista x64 beta version since it became available in May with no problems. The software is created and maintained by one person (Christian Studer), so releases and patches can be a bit few and far between. But it's free to try and it is miles better at managing multiple displays than is Windows...

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Hello 
I have recently bought an Optiplex 760 and I am trying to set dual screens up on the graphics card. Using the VGA and DVI ports on the card, both screens will work separately on the VGA port but not on the DVI port. It seems not to recognize the monitor when plugged in to this port.
the card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 with 2GB it has the port I mentioned and a HDMI 
any advise on how to remedy this would be grateful as I can not seem to find a solution 
I have tried all the suggestions I have found up to now 
I have not tried the HDMI as my screens don not have the port on them to use this connection

Thanks

A:Optiplex 760, Nvidia GeForce GT 610, VGA/DVI, dual monitor setup?

I am having the same problem with my monitors. I have 1 with vga, and 1 with DVI. The VGA works on both monitors, but the dvi does not on either. Windows recognizes the monitor attached to dvi, and allows me to extend the display, but the monitor with DVI connection says no signal, and remains black. I can even drag windows from one monitor to the next and back, but nothing appears on the monitor. The problem is not the monitor as both work just fine with the vga connection. Unfortunatly there is only 1 vga on the video card. 

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I'm looking for some advice ASAP on which setups would be suitable to allow my system to run 3 monitors in an extended desktop setup. I'm trying to buy of ebay, so I need to know which cards are suitable so that I don't miss bargains. Rather than give a wordy description I will give you a quick Idea of my setup,

I have a Palit GTX 460, using the PCIe2 x16 port on my mobo - this GPU will run my main gaming monitor.
I have a p7p55d le mobo, on which I have a PCIe one free port running at x4 speed, in which I want to instal my second GPU.

My main concern is that i'm running a directx11 on my PC an I was wondering if I needed another Dirrectx11 compatible card (such as nVidia 400 range), or would an older card (7000, 8000, or 9000 series) suffice?

In the end I will have, a 17" then a 23" and another 17" in that order setup on my desk. I intend to use the second GPU to run one of the end 17" monitors, with my 460 handleing the other two.

A list of cards compatible with my drivers can be found on this page:
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win7-winvista-64bit-260.99-whql-driver-uk.html

Sorry if I seamed rude in explaining this, but I am in a hurry for various reasons and have tried to keep it concise.
 

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Ive read the Instructions on how to setup XP to dual-boot with Vista...
However, im concerned (and someone mentioned it happened to them in the thread)
that when XP SETUP is finished with the TX part of setup and reboots PC to go into the
rest of setup (GUI XP SETUP)) it wont continue....?
is this right>? ive read elsewhere that if the partitions for XP are created in Vista that it wont boot into the rest of setup....

I could make the partition during XP setup if this will help?

thanks
 

A:Vista/XP Dual Boot - Will XP setup continue into GUI setup after reboot of 1st part.?

When I did my dual boot [using win2k / vista] I used an existing partition that was created by vista. No problem at all. It is a little more difficult than say installing win2k after xp however as long as you follow the instructions there are no problems.

As always make an image of your system before you start. This way if something does go wrong, it is a simple matter to restore the image and be back where you started from.
 

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Hello,

I would like to write a script to setup printers for users. This is what I would like to do. I would like to write a program so when the user loggs in their printer will be added automatically, if its already installed then to add what the user doesn't have. What the easiest way to get this accomplished?
 

A:Network Printer Driver Setup for all users

Try this:

http://www.dx21.com/SCRIPTING/RUNDLL32/ViewItem.ASP?OID=145&CMD=P=A
 

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I first wrote about this issue in another recent thread, when I was trying to deliver HDMI audio+video from my P70 with M3000M NVidia GPU (running Win10) to my LG OLED HDTV connected through either miniDP->HDMI or HDMI->HDMI cables, and failing to get audio. After a fair amount of research I initially came to the eventual conclusion that it was an NVidia problem, somehow related to their latest "retail" 411.95 WHQL driver I was using on my P70 (which was set in the BIOS to run with "discrete graphics").  Reverting back to successively older driver packages also available on the NVidia driver download site, I discovered that version 392.00 was their last WHQL driver package which did successfully install the NVidia HD Audio device which facilitated sending digital audio to an external HDTV via HDMI cable.
 
So 411.95, 411.81 and 411.63 all failed to install the NVida HD Audio device. But 392.00 (and older versions 391.89, 391.74) all DID install the NVidia HD Audio device. Hmmm.
 
I opened a ticket with NVidia Tech Support several days ago, and they asked me if I had tried the official Lenovo-provided NVidia Graphics Driver package and if that made nay difference, which to be honest I had not... since I don't run my P70 in Optimus (i.e. "hybrid graphics") mode but rather operate in "discrete graphics" mode and have always used the latest retail NVida drivers. So today I decided to reset my P70 back to "hybrid graphics" mode so that I could install the very... Read more

A:Latest NVidia Graphics drivers with 1.3.37 HD Audio driver: no NVidia HD Audio device gets installed

 

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Here is my problems when I updated new nvdia driver version 310.70 :

"Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1054

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 27D9ECEF
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000008
BCP4: 27D9ECEF
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

C:\Windows\Minidump\122012-20217-01.dmp
C:\Users\cmd\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-35334-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows
If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt"

I try to fix it by reinstall driver is not work and back to use an old one which is not working properly as before.

Do you have any suggestions to fix this?

A:BSOD installed new nvidia driver 310.70

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions?

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A:The driver for the NVIDIA card is not getting installed.

What model computer and what OS?

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I installed Windows 7 to a machine that had XP already installed. When I start the computer it just boots into XP. There is no boot manager giving me an option to boot to Win 7. I accessed repair from the Win 7 disk on start up and ran bootrec /fixboot and it said everything was cool but same issue. When I was installing Win 7 it ran thru the whole set up routine and restarted several times into Win 7. I shut it down when it said it was finished but the next morning it started up in XP. Would fixmbr help if fixboot didn't? Any suggestions?

A:installed win 7 dual boot with XP already installed, can't access Win

Confirm that the 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't) is Partition Marked Active,

then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and is marked System Active in Disk Mgmt.

Then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to Win7 to add XP by name, allow it to autocomplete drive letter, Save and reboot to Dual Boot menu.

If any further problems, post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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When i install my nvidia driver in Windows 7, after reboot it comes onto windows 7. After i have logged in its either freezes on 'welcome' or freezes on desktop if im lucky to get that far. When I uninstall the nvidia driver it stops freezing.

Any ideas on how to fix?

A:Windows 7 freezes when nvidia driver is installed

Have you tried getting the latest drivers from your cards' manufacturers' website?

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Hi all experts,

maybe this topic is already somewhere answered but I didn't find any solution after 2 days of searching web. So when I installed windows 10 on my Gigabyte laptop P2542G it stops working after nvidia drivers are updated. It always ask me for a restart and then it freezes after I login to the system. When I go to the safe mode and install driver 326.83 which is posted on manufacturer web page for windows 8.1 it works fine. I need to disable updates for my nvidia card and then I can use my laptop normally. Unfortunately when I want to play some game (especially XCom2) it will not run it on Nvidia card but only on the integrated one (I have nvidia optimus). So it means I cannot play the games :-(

I tried to install new driver and install process is ok when I deselect gforce experience. New driver doesn't need a restart and then I can play the games without any trouble. But when I restart it gets frozen again and then I need to go to safe mode and roll back driver. This means that HW is ok when it works in scenario mentioned above. There will be just some SF problem, some settings, some driver mismatch during login.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks to all

A:Windows 10 freezes when new Nvidia driver installed

Your Computer: GIGABYTE - Laptop - Laptop - P series - Legacy - P2542G

The graphics configuration is: To Work with Optimus, You need to install the driver for Windows 10 from manufacturer's website; and Gigabyte does not offer Windows 10 in this laptop. Well, Windows 10 Drivers are available for GTX660M. It is here: http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...x/100869/en-us
But there is a limitation there .... I am quoting it for you from that page:





However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.



An Optimus enabled Laptop only accepts the graphics driver that is supplied by OEM manufacturer, modded and designed to work with their Optimus settings.

It would be all better that you go back to Windows 8.1 until Gigabyte officially supports windows 10 for this laptop and releases drivers compatible to it.

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Hi all experts,

maybe this topic is already somewhere answered but I didn't find any solution after 2 days of searching web. So when I installed windows 10 on my Gigabyte laptop P2542G it stops working after nvidia drivers are updated. It always ask me for a restart and then it freezes after I login to the system. When I go to the safe mode and install driver 326.83 which is posted on manufacturer web page for windows 8.1 it works fine. I need to disable updates for my nvidia card and then I can use my laptop normally. Unfortunately when I want to play some game (especially XCom2) it will not run it on Nvidia card but only on the integrated one (I have nvidia optimus). So it means I cannot play the games :-(

I tried to install new driver and install process is ok when I deselect gforce experience. New driver doesn't need a restart and then I can play the games without any trouble. But when I restart it gets frozen again and then I need to go to safe mode and roll back driver. This means that HW is ok when it works in scenario mentioned above. There will be just some SF problem, some settings, some driver mismatch during login.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks to all

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When I install the nvidia driver for my graphics card, after reboot windows 7 freezes after i type my password in. It may do it on 'welcome' or it usually does it when i get to desktop. When i uninstall the driver it goes back to not freezing.


Any Ideas !!!!???

A:Windows 7 freezes after nvidia driver is installed

What are your system specs?

Are you able to boot into safe mode?

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Hello everyone,i need an urgent help.I have a y510p laptop and I have freshly installed windows 10 then i followed installing drivers, everything was working fine untill i went on to install Nvidia Drivers . It says the following error (please refer to the attachments pics for error).Please people help me with my system. i dont know what to do now.I hope someone will come up with some decent solution.And yes i have my HDD changed a week ago since the previous one got corrupted (i don't think so that this may be causing a problem)Nomatter if the solution include downgrading my windows, ill do everything and anything to work things out.:'(?

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I have had to reinstall both Windows XP and Windows 7 recently, and was pretty angry to discover that both the partition images I had made via Windows native backup facility and my Acronis images, when it came to the time when I needed them, failed me - both declared corrupt or incorrect! Taken me two days to reinstall everything - and I haven't finished yet. Luckily I am on holiday!

So I am trying Macrium Reflect (Free). My question is probably a daft one, but is there any advantage (with Macrium installed on both O/Ss) to making an image of the XP boot partition when I am in Win 7, and the Win 7 partition when I am in XP? Or would it make no difference at all?

I guess I'd only be able to restore the backups when booted into the O/S in which they were created...

Thanks,

Martin

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Hello, I need help with understanding the exact problem with my desktop that I thought I had fixed. My 0x117 crashes never recovered, leading to the 'no-display' situation where I had to do a hard shutdown, sometimes 0x116 occurred instead but I see no 'blue screens' before rebooting.

When I thought I have solved a major problem in booting to windows with a nVidia driver installed by installing a new pair of Gskill 2x 8GB module ram, after a month or so I crashed while watching youtube videos (and loading a game), and thereafter my crashes begin a few minutes after logging into Windows, while playing a game or even checking my email on Firefox.

Crashes will only happen when a nVidia driver is installed, I had brought my 560 GTX to the servicing center to check for any issues quite some time ago but there isn't any problems with it. I even reinstalled OS suspecting my hard shutdowns had corrupted my OS somehow, but the crashes still occurred in a few minutes after logging into Windows.

A:BSOD/'No-display' crashes when any nVidia driver is installed

Hi Sethmetal Kukri.

Click on the button below ....



It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Other than that, things are not too bad.

Per the instructions I read here is some background. I started fixing computers for the Navy in 1968 and got my BSEE in 84. All of that experience revolves around real time controllers (for instance while in the Navy fixing the computer that dropped the bombs on the bad guys, to currently the computer that controls the engine on the cars my company manufactures). So while I am reasonably familiar with how the hardware works and the rudiments of the software, Windows 98 was a mystery to me, and every release since has gotten more mysterious. My hat is tipped to you Windows Wizards.

I am currently running Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit OEM Builders pack on my machine, one where I played systems integrator. Presumably you have all the gory details about it in the attached. It's about 6 months old and I have been plagued with system crashes ever since first power up. Initially the system ran fine with the default video driver Win 7 provided for my Galaxy GeForce 8400GS. The minute I installed the nVidia driver, windows stopped. I have reinstalled Win 7 more times than I remember, and have 27 dmp files to prove it plus the previous ones I deleted. I have exchanged every single bit of hardware at least once, and the video card 3 times. I have used two different versions of the nVidia driver 275.33 and currently 280.26. After the last video card replacement, I accidently discovered that when booting, if I let Windows cycle through bsod's anywhere ... Read more

A:BSOD when I installed nvidia Driver and most times when rebooting

  
Quote: Originally Posted by oldgeezer68


Other than that, things are not too bad.

Per the instructions I read here is some background. I started fixing computers for the Navy in 1968 and got my BSEE in 84. All of that experience revolves around real time controllers (for instance while in the Navy fixing the computer that dropped the bombs on the bad guys, to currently the computer that controls the engine on the cars my company manufactures). So while I am reasonably familiar with how the hardware works and the rudiments of the software, Windows 98 was a mystery to me, and every release since has gotten more mysterious. My hat is tipped to you Windows Wizards.

I am currently running Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit OEM Builders pack on my machine, one where I played systems integrator. Presumably you have all the gory details about it in the attached. It's about 6 months old and I have been plagued with system crashes ever since first power up. Initially the system ran fine with the default video driver Win 7 provided for my Galaxy GeForce 8400GS. The minute I installed the nVidia driver, windows stopped. I have reinstalled Win 7 more times than I remember, and have 27 dmp files to prove it plus the previous ones I deleted. I have exchanged every single bit of hardware at least once, and the video card 3 times. I have used two different versions of the nVidia driver 275.33 and currently 280.26. After the last video card replacement, I accidently ... Read more

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Guys..!!! i was trying installing xp sp3 in xp..!!! got a fatal error (Boot Manager not found) which left me a dual boot menu, ie

"Which os u want to run
Xp professional
Xp professional setup "

now i installed win 7, thnx to a software named "EASYBCD" got rid of XP but still it shows dual boot..!!

now

Windows7
Xp professional Setup

how to get ride of this setup frm boot
can any1 help me...????

i havn't isntalled the os in different drives..!! everthing was i C drive
eventhought i deleted the windows.old folder..!! which contained the xp files.

How to get rid of this Xp professional setup frm the boot guys..??

A:Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool ni STart Menu.

Do you remember which partition you tried to install XP upon? Normally you would just delete that partition in Disk Management, providing it is not already System Active. So let us see the Disk Mgmt screenshot, and tell us what is on each partition.

EasyBCD does not get rid of the partial XP install you have on there, just the boot listing. You still need to find and delete it from where it was installed.

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I have managed to get myself into a situation where the "System Reserved" partition is on a different physical drive from my current C drive. This is, I presume, as a result of creating a dual boot system without fully understanding the consequences.

I need to correct this because I intend to wipe out the older drive (which contains the System Reserved partition which, I guess, is where the boot manager is located.)

Since I'm somewhat confused about the difference between a "system reserved" partition and a bootmgr and which is required where, I thought the easiest way to describe my problem is to describe the steps that got me here with screen grabs where appropriate.


At the start of this process I had a plain vanilla 32 bit install of Windows 7. The system resided on an OCZ 60 GB SSD, that contained both a 100 MB "System Reserved" partition and a second 55 GB partition that represented the C Drive as shown below.



When I periodically created a system image (using "Create a system image" from the Backup and Restore Control Panel) it would require me to include both the "system reserved" partition and the C partition, which was fine and what I expected.

A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to move to the 64 bit version of Windows 7 and decided upon installing it on a new second SSD (a Samsung 830) using a dual boot setup to go back and forth between the two OS's during the time required to get all my a... Read more

A:My Dual Boot setup has the boot mgr on the wrong drive

Hi hwilker, welcome to SF

I think your half way there, all you need to understand is the boot manager resides at present in sys reserved partition so any backup will require the OS (whichever one your backing up) + boot manager & that can be on either drive.

You can use easyBCD to move boot manager and if you want delete sys reserve partition altogether BUT remember that windows keeps some recovery help in there also so make sure you have win install/recovery disks incase needed and always where possible take backups if your not sure

Hope this helps

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This happened about two days ago. By going in chronological order:

I used to have a dual-boot setup, a Windows 7 and Windows 8 on two different IDE 80GB hard drives, named Drive A and Drive B, respectively. Both of these hard drives are quite old, and I'm worried that it may be near the end of their life spans.

After buying a new SATAIII 500GB hard drive, named Drive C, I decided that I want to keep Windows 8, and scrap Windows 7 (I like Windows 8, but I digress). So, I burned a CD containing Parted Magic, boot the Live CD, used GParted to copy the System Reserved partition from Drive A (all 100MB of it) onto Drive C. A few restarts afterwards reminded that me that I need to also copy the Windows 8 partition (74.59GB) from Drive B onto Drive C.

Then I removed Drive A (with Windows 7 intact) and kept Drive B in. And this is where I am as of now. I've currently booted into Drive C (meaning that I'm booting the Windows 8 partition that was copied from Drive B to Drive C), and here's what it looks like:

(Can't tell if the image is working, or it's being resized locally on this forum.)

Now, my problem is that if I were to remove Drive B (the IDE 80GB one, if you're following me), Windows 8 in Drive C will crash upon logging in with my account. It is unable to load anything or even provide basic features, such as shutting down, restart, etc. I believed it's because Drive B is labeled as Volume C; If I remove Drive B, Volume D (Windows 8 in Drive C, the 500GB one) wouldn't ex... Read more

A:Dual-Boot setup -> Single Boot: How do I fix Windows 8?

How to clone your IDE drive to a SATA drive.
How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

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Hey guys,

I installed the gtx 470 today and now my PC won't boot. If I turn my computer on, there is no picture on the screen, and my keyboard and mouse don't light up. The motherboard beeps once, which from what I have read, means it passed the POST. My psu is supposed to have 62A on the 12v rail, which should be enough to power the card.

When we take out the card, and use the on-board video, it boots fine.

Could this be a problem with the card? I have tried 3 different psu cables :P (From the wall to the psu) and we still have the problem. I would think the keyboard and mouse would still light up even if the card is defective, which is why I think there could not be enough power being sent to the computer

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

A:Installed evga Nvidia GTX 470 and PC won't boot

Sounds like the PSU is weak....do you have another PSU around?

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Hello,

I'm looking for an automate dual boot option for my laptop users.

The senario is: I have few mobile laptop users, for whom i would like to implement dual boot option

OS I - WinXP
OS II - WinXP

OS1- should boot when the laptop is connected to corporate intranet
OS2- should boot when the laptop is outsite corporate network(on internet)

Is it possible to have a configuration which can automatically detect if the laptop is on corporate intranet or directly connected to internet. Based on which respective OS should bootup.

Appicate your help and thanks

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I have a dual boot system setup. One each on it's own partition. I would like to delete 1 so it will free up the hard drive space for the other. How do I go about doing this. One OS is server 2000 and the other is server 2003.

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Hello all, I am running Windows XP PE on a NTFS hard drive and I have a 40 gig FAT32 as my slave. I want to put 98 SE on the 40 gig and want to have it set up so I can choose which OS from startup. I have two questions about this. First, how do I set that up? Second, will 3gigs of DDR still cause 98 not to load right? I tried just 98 with the 3 gigs before and it wouldent load because of the ram limit, do I need to remove ram everytime I want to start 98? I am doing this because I want to play a few older games that I have, Requiem, Command & Conquer, Ect. Thanks much for any help you can offer.
 

A:Dual Boot Setup

It's best to install 98 1st, then xp (or w2k) for this type of dual boot (unless you opt for booting from either drive via bios and not boot ini.).

98 likes 512ram otherwise you'll have to do some adjustments:
Win 9x is theoretically capable of recognizing and using up to 2GB of physical RAM. However, because of the way it configures itself based on available RAM, it actually shoots itself in the foot when RAM goes beyond 512MB, and will not work properly at all with more than 1GB.

The workaround for systems with between 512MB and 1GB of RAM is to add (or change) the MaxFileCache setting in the [vcache] section of SYSTEM.INI to limit the amount of memory allocated to the cache manager. This is addressed in MSKB article Q253912.

For systems with more than 1GB RAM, the workaround is to add (or edit) the MaxPhysPage setting in the [386enh] section of SYSTEM.INI to limit the amount of physical RAM that Windows will actually use to 1GB or less. This is addressed in MSKB article Q304903.
 

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Hi all!!

I currently am running a dual boot system with XP and 98SE. I have two hard drives, a 40G and a 120G. The 40 G is partitioned into two 20G sections.

The layout is as follows:

C: - 20 G partition of 40G drive - Win 98SE
D: - 120 G drive - Win XP
E: - 20G partition of 40G drive

All drives are FAT 32

I would like to upgrade the 98SE to ME, but I REALLY do not want to have to reformat the 120G drive. I have a LOT of stuff on there!

I tried to format the C drive but to no avail. XP would not let me format either C or E drive, and when I boot by floppy the only drives that DOS can see is the E drive which it designates as C.

I used windows explorer to delete the contents of C and E drive, but Windows ME says that C drive is an invalid file format and will not allow me to install.

How can I format C drive and install Windows ME without having to reformat my 120 G drive?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Regards,

Darren.
 

A:Please help with my Dual Boot setup

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Hi. I have a dual-boot setup with w98se on c: and xp on d:. Also on that physical HDD is a third partition for storage. I then have several other drives inside and usb-attached to the machine, including a dvd burner that I might use for backup as I do this (??). I don't need the old OS anymore and would like to reclaim that partition, to get rid of the old Windows 98 and have xp only. I do NOT want to have to re-establish my current xp setup with all the wireless networking setups and software configurations in general I'd then have to re-build.

The option of doing nothing is OK for now. XP boots fine and the only problem is that the old OS is holding space I could use, but don't desperately need. It's just that I never use the old OS anymore; I am totally "migrated" to the newer OS. (That is I already dumped and replace the perfectly good hardware that xp won't support...)

I have Partition Magic v.8 on the machine. If I can use this to dump that whole partition and move all the D: stuff to the newly created setup, that would be good to know. But any help will be greatly appreciated. I repeat that I do not want to have to re-install and re-configure xp, but would like to "move" the existing xp setup to c: after I have got rid of the old stuff.

FYI, I am NOT comfortable messing around in the registry, but will go that route if that's my only recourse, and if I can find VERY explicit instructions that apply to my situation on... Read more

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I occassionaly help other residents here at this Assisted Care Facility. Several of them have asked about getting another operating system because of the demise of Win XP.
In this regard, I am thinking of familiarizing myself with a second operatring sytem. I am thinking of dual booting an Ubuntu system. My computer has plenty of space on the hard drive for this. I am running W7 Ultimate without any hardware problems.So, I would expect the computetr to support installing another operating sysytem.
What do you guys think?

Bill

A:Dual Boot Setup

Good move Bill.

There are 2 ways to do a dual boot of Linux:

1. To the same hard disk - complex
2. To a separate hard disk - easier

The second option also has the added benefit, of it something goes wrong, the Windows installation is not affected in the least - as a Linux beginner, i would recommend this route.

There are a good few free Linux distributions. Some are complex, others not. Those that mimic the Windows functionality to a large degree are LinuxMint and Zorin.

Zorin actually has a useful function to make the entire desktop look and behave like either XP or Windows 7 (incl. a classic Start menu)

I would suggest trying Zorin first.

With an XP look & feel:

With a Windows 7 look & feel:

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I want to create a dual boot setup with Windows 10 and Windows 7. I have some older video processing applications which will not run with Windows 10. One, in particular, is no longer produced, but does an excellent job.

I read a lot of articles on the web and browsed hundreds of posts here. Nearly all are about adding Windows 10 after Windows 7. I want to do the reverse. I want to make that clear, to avoid any confusion.

Here, I have my quandary. I have a single 1TB HD which I can split into two volumes. I also have a separate 500 GB drive in the system. I am leaning towards using the separate drive because if Windows 10 goes haywire, as it has done before, the chances of it affecting a separate drive would be less, I would think. Also, Acronis TrueImage may not let me restore one partition, or the other, individually.

In either case the Secure Boot Manager will not let the system boot with Windows 7 DVD, even when it is not at the top of the list in the BIOS. I suppose I could simply disable it, but then, the system might not be aware of the changes being made.

So, I am needing some guidance. I've never done anything like this before, and I want to get it right on the first try.

Thank you!

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I have 3 hard drives in my computer. One for Windows XP Professional, one for Windows 7 Ultimate and one just for storage. My question is can I change my Windows 7 installation to 64 bit and still be able to run XP?

A:Dual Boot setup

Short answer is YES, you'll have to do a clean install of the 64 bit os with all new drivers but then XP will work just as it did before

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Hello, I have Lenovo L470 using Thinkpad Pro Dock. Two same monitors Acer S230 are plugged in, one on DVI a second one on VGA.The same driver for both monitors was succesfully installed - if I open device manager - there are 2x Acer S230 assigned - look ok.But the problem is that if I open Display Settings, on this level only the first one shows as S230 and the second one shows PnP.However, if I open Properties -> Monitor -> the correct driver S230 appears... and not PnP as it shows on the basic screen... so the driver is assigned here and cannot change it really.All I want anyway, is to be able to set up the same resolution on both monitors. But the second one showing as PnP (but S230 installed in detail) only allows up to 1280x1024. I also checked Pro Dock firmware and Intel Graphics - the latest versions of both of them are installed.Thank you,Tomas

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Hi, I got some weird problem with my PC, don't know if it's PSU related or MBO. I eliminate GPU,Mem. and hard drives they are good for sure. Problem is when I install any drivers for my gtx 470 and when windows pass that loading screen and it needs to show welcome PC restarts. But when I enter safe mode and remove that drivers PC boot in normal mode without any trouble, but he install generic drivers for gpu thats why there are no restarts.

Here is what I tried
1. I tried other memory other 4 slots all kind of combinations with them.
2. I tried different GPU gtx 560 Ti.
3. I tried disconnect everything except 1 hdd and gpu
4. Tried another sata cable another sata port
5. Clear cmos
6. Increase a little mem. voltage to 1.6V
7. Tried another PCIE slot

And nothing above helped, every time when he needs to enter windows to show welcome restart. I install now Win 8.1 fresh, but problem occured on win 7 during surfing, pc just froze for second and restart and that's it, and it keeps restarting before entering welcome screen. I personally think something is wrong with MBO, but I'm not sure I doubt that PSU fail becouse it's good quality PSU, I will borrow PSU from my friend tomorrow and check it out.
Configuration is

CPU: i3 2120
MBO: Asus P8H67
MEM: 2x4 XMS Corsair 1333Mhz
GPU: GTX 470 POV
HDD: 1TB WD Black, 1TB WD Black, 500Gb WD Black
PSU: Seasonic M12II-520Bronze


Anyone have any idea maybe what that can be ?

A:Windows won't boot when nvidia drivers installed

It can be the problem of the card itself, so try using another card. If everything works perfect, its ok, else go for clean re-install of windows.

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Hi,
I'm getting bsod or just blank screen when booting with nvidia drivers installed. After they are uninstalled via safemode, windows boots up.
Tried running ASUS PC Diagnostics and ended up with bsod too.
I've attached content of my minidump folder.
Any help appreciated.
Please feel free to ask for any more details.
Thanks.

A:BSOD when boot with nvidia drivers installed

Hello and welcome shyfx mate could you upload the files in a format that I especially can open see http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174459-dump-files-configure-windows-create-bsod.html without being able to see them it is pointless trying to hazard a guess at what the problem is.

But just out of interest what drivers are you installing (version)
Is it one of these ? http://www.geforce.com/drivers now what I would suggest is to install the latest and if the problem persists uninstall that and work backwards until you get one that will run the GPU without any problems.
You might even run these for any problems too
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Plus can you let us know what the temps on the machine are too use Speccy for that https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

PS I was going to ask after your reply but may as well ask now see my little ditty and let us know the volts on the PSU
Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. In my pic the section (Nuvoton) with VBATT is a dead give away you are in the section for the rail voltages. There are other sect... Read more

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I have xp 32bit and 7 64bit on a dualboot and 7 is the default, however I want to change that.

A:How do I get XP to boot as default on a dual boot setup

Try this out, this is how I set mine to work ..... Intel Software Network Blogs ? Dual Boot Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 should help you. you could also go to Control Panel...System...Advanced System Settings...Startup and Recovery...Settings, at the top is a dropdown to pick default.

Let me know if you need some more help,
Larry

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I have dual booting on my PC with Vista home premium on a 500 Gb SATA disk and XP Pro on a 250Gb SATA, both internal.
Vista no longer holds terrors for me and I'd like to get rid of XP and regain better use of the 250Gb HD.
Can I just remove XP from the control panel in the XP boot or is it a lot more complicated?
I don't really want to re format the XP drive as I'd have to transfer a lot of data and files.
Any advice please?

docusk
 

A:Removing dual boot setup.

This generally requires you to edit the [boot.ini] (start, run, "msconfig", boot.ini tab, [operating systems]. I've never had a dual boot setup, but under [operating systems], you should see 2 entries, one for Vista, one for XP. If you delete the one for XP, that choice should no longer be available. Check out http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/237672-44-remove-dual-boot-option.
 

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Though it all looks less alarming this morning...

I finally got over the initial shock of not being able to load windows XP yesterday...certainly being able to boot to my old familiar W2K helped restore some mental equilibrium (along with the requisite amount of caffeine) and from here I definitely have a bit more hope that I can fix it somehow.

Here?s the quick back-story: At the end of an almost (?) successful setup of a dual boot system (WIN2K Pro is the original OS, I?m adding XP Pro to a different hard drive) I got the following when the installation attempted the last restart to open XP:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file

XP seems to be completely installed, when I access my H drive (the one I installed XP on) I find what looks like the entire directory, when I open the system32 folder in the root directory the hal.dll file is there (all 81,152 delinquent bytes of it) but I still don?t know how to ?reinstall? it or convince windows that it's really a GOOD uncorrupted file...:thrilled:

I cannot get it to boot to XP in safe mode no matter how trickily I manipulate the F8 and Enter keys during startup...

I did manage to boot from the CD to get to a ?repair XP? install and that opened the recovery console, but I haven?t a clue where to go from there or what to type so I exited. There now are 3 options at the boot-loader prompt instea... Read more

A:Dual boot setup snafu...please help!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184

Have a look here for detailed instructions.

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Ok, here is my dilemma. I have for ages been trying to install XP Home Edition as a dual boot setup with Windows 7 on a HP dv6-3019ax. I cant even get the setup to run and have gone through exactly 40 CDs trying do acheive this. I cant find the appropriate SCSI or SATA drivers so windows can recognize my HDD, no even on the HP website. So i searched for other possible drivers i thought might work, but no luck. I am attaching 1 driver at a time with .INF format.

Heres what happens....

1. Windows Boots from the CD
2. whem checking for hardware configuration, it goes real quick...nothing loads.
3. I press F6 for third party SCSI driver, nothing is found then i press S to specify a driver. Still nothing found
4. I press ENTER to continue loading windows setup, then get the blue screen of death.

Ive tried multiple drivers, tried disabling nativeSATA settiings in the BIOS, but wasnt supported by the BIOS, so tried updating the BIOS, but with the latest version, still not supported.

HP told me this exercise was impossible, as there are too many compatibility issues, and that i was unable to partition the HP drive C:, and I have found avaliable XP drivers for my hardware. I dont beleive them.

Can i slipstream multiple AHCI SATA drivers to my XP installation CD?

Please can someone help put an end to my hell!! I need XP as i have an uncompatible program i need for work.

Thanks

A:Windows 7 / XP Dual Boot Setup

Read your other thread:
HP dv6-3019ax

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Hello,

I am at a bit of a loss here in regards to partitions, as I've never really done it, and would like some assistance.

I want to configure a new system setup under the following circumstances:

SSD(1): (dual-boot OS drive)

+ Partition 1: Windows 7
+ Partition 2: Windows Server 2012

SSD(2): (program / file drive)

+ Partition 1: one large single partition for application / program storage; e.g., Visual Studio 2012 and SharePoint Server 2013.

As you may have noticed, I need to have an instance of Windows Server to use SharePoint Server. At times I will want to run the server set-up to facilitate TFS and SharePoint with a very small team of developers, school related for example. And at other times I would like to boot into Windows 7 Ultimate so I can have a normal browsing experience and play games, etc. But of course I could also develop with VS11.X in Win 7 environment if needed.

My question, is what I'm proposing possible? I want to use Windows 7 normally most the times, but at others I will require Server 2012 to use SharePoint. Can I share the same program resources on the second SSD regardless what OS I boot into? What issues may rise if I tried running SharePoint (or just having SharePoint) while booted into Windows 7?

I've searched high and low for answers elsewhere but no luck. =/

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A:Dual-Boot SSD and Application SSD Setup

Since you can't share programs between the OS's, another method to consider is install each OS to a HD with the other unplugged, then after plugging both back in boot choice of HD's using BIOS boot order in BIOS or the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

Then you can install each OS's programs to its partition which avoids issues.

Only if you have a lot of User folders to take up the second drive would that seem to make it necessary to install the two OS's onto the Primary HD booted via the Windows Boot Menu.

Either way you would want to link any User folders copied to another partition by rightclicking it to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums to avoid issues with moving the user folder which then makes the target partition a System folder.

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Had a dual-boot XP/W7 laptop... XP on partition 1, Win 7 on partition 2.

I booted from a USB stick, reformatted partition 1 (XP) and installed Win 8 there. It did not setup a dual boot for me.

I know I should have thought of this ahead of time (my bad), BUT... is there anyway, after the fact, to setup dual boot so I can use Win7 that is on partition 2?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.... THX

A:Setup dual boot after installation?

Try this... EasyBCD Download Registration Page &mdash; NeoSmart Technologies link at bottom of page for non commercial free use....

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I currently have two partitions on my computer with 98se on one and xp pro on the other. They're both formatted in FAT32. I want to get rid of win98se but keep XP pro and all my data. Also I'd like to change the file system from FAT32 to NTFS. Is all this possible?
 

A:getting rid on win98 on dual boot setup

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After setting up partitions per Shawn's tutorial for dual booting Windows 7 and XP, the Windows XP installation disc boot did not show "Welcome to Setup" screen or "Windows XP Licensing Agreement" screen or the list of partitions screen. Instead it went directly to a "Windows Setup" screen and after loading several drivers it gave a "Starting Windows" screen. Immediately the BSOD appeared with errors 0x0000007b, 0xf78d2524, 0xc000004 and 0x00000000.

I tried two different Windows XP setup discs nd got the same result with both.

A:Dual Boot Win XP BSOD at setup

Are you loading the SATA drivers for your hard drive?

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot

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