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fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Q: fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Hi,

I have done a full installation from an original disk while keeping one partition of old data. I have tried both a 2005 and a 2004 editions (from an earlier computer I had). Both went OK but when the computer reboot after the first phase of the configuration, they both failed to boot after the POST phase. I have tried to install Ubuntu 8.04 and it booted successfully and also showed me the option of starting the windows installation, which again failed to boot. I have DELL laptop Inspiron 6400 and using its diagnostic tools, it showed that all components are OK.

I am interested to know if it is possible that the problem is due to:
1) bad cd drive, as it is making some noises.
2) bad memory as I had installed by mistake wrong memory and fixed this once I understoof it is causing some problems.
3) bad harddisk although I had no indication so far there is some problem with it.

I wanted to ask then why linux installed with no problem and to finish this query, I have noticed it is possible to install from a USB stick (to bypass problem 1), but I dont have windows (osx and ubuntu 8.04 only), is there a way to create a bootable windows installation USB stick using a mac or linux?

Thanks and best regards,
Tomer

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A: fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Your confusing to say the least.
The correct way to dual boot Window/Linux is to Install Windows 1st(Always) using all the drive. Then install Linux. All Linux versions will install a Boot manager so as you can then select whichever OS you desire. There are other ways but for someone like you that is the easiest.
Linux will install to a drive that Windows won't, Windows is very particular as to the disk surface, any little fault and it will refuse to install.
May I suggest you look at Puppy Linux 4.1. very, very fast and great for Wireless.

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On boot, I have two menus. The first has options for Windows XP Pro and various Linux distros. If you choose Win, the second menu allows you to choose Windows or DriveClone disc/partition back up and recovery software.

1.Virus attack in Windows.
2.Recovered Windows partition (NTFS, C:) from DriveClone back up.
3.Later I had another virus attack.
4.Decided to increase Windows partition size using Partition Magic since I was going to have to recover anyway. (Increased it from 15 GB to 23 GB using the first Linux (Xandros) partition that I wasn't using any more.)
5)This worked. Everything seemed to be fine.
6)Recovered from back up again. (Used the same back up as before, since I did not do another one after changing the partition size.)
7)When the back up was complete and I rebooted, I got to my first menu OK.
8)When I selected Windows, all I got was a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I did not get to the second menu.
9) I can get into Linux.

Any ideas about how to get my second menu back? Any ideas about how to recover my primary Windows partition? Sorry for the lengthy explanation and thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

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I'm beating my head against the wall on this one.

Ok so after years of running XP, I finally got an external HDD to back all my crap on and Windows 7 Ultimate. I backed up all my stuff, ran the win7 DVD through start up, reformated my hard drive, installed windows 7.

It installed fine, rebooted a couple of times through the install, finishes, and logs me to the desktop. Its all working fine, I can use the net etc. I shut it down to restart it, and wtf it doesn't start back up. It gets to the bios window where it decides to start off the dvd or hdd, just prior to where it should normally change to the 'windows is loading' screen, and just sits there, blinking and doing nothing.

I've done three installs, I took out the hard drive, reformated it with another computer, made sure it had a ntfs file system, everything, it's working fine. But every single time I install windows 7, It logs me into the desktop for the first time, I can do everything fine, but then if I Shutdown or restart, it hangs on the screen prior to windows loading. I can't even choose a boot option.

I've seen some ideas on other forums, pulling the power out, resetting the bios/cmos, changing boot sequence, unplugging all non-essential hardware.. nothing. It's like as soon as I install windows 7 my hard drive isn't there anymore.

Please help! This is driving me crazy.

Specs:
Abit AX78 - Latest BIOS version
AMD 9950 quad core 2.6
4GB DDR2-800
ATi HD 5870
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A:Computer fails to boot after fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate

How many hard drives are plugged in when installing?

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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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Hi guys, I tried to fix my issue in a big german IT community, but they werent able to help me until now - lets hope that I have more luck with the Lenovo specialists out here  My situation:I got a brandnew P52 with a pre-installed 512GB M.2 with Windows 10 on it. The OS worked fine but I purchased an additional Samsung 970 Pro and wanted to install the OS on this drive (while deleting the other Windows installation). Until today, I was not able to get the second M.2 running Windows and I try to describe the reasons in the following. - The BIOS is reset to OS optimized defaults (secured boot ACTIVATED, TPM2.0 ACTIVATED)- The issue occurs independent from the slot where the SSD is connected to (SSD1 or SSD0) - even with only the 970 Pro installed, the issue exists- The pre-installed SSD works, so I can install Windows without problems and it boots correctly  My procedure:- I downloaded the actual Windows ISO and made a bootable USB stick from this file (I tried both, the April update and the fresh October update)- I can boot from the USB-Stick and finish the installation process until there is the first reboot- After this point, the drive is not able to boot, even when I hit F12 and choose the SSD, I dont get a error message nor do I get a boot screen- The "startup help" feature (I dont know how it is called in English, I mean the option when booting with USB drive and click "trouble shooting" and then fixing the startup problem) doesnt work, it says t... Read more

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My original topic here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1269836I believe this belongs in the XP forum, as it is an XP startup related issue. (If not, move it to Linux please)IMPORTANT QUESTION: Will I be able to use an XP home CD to recover XP Media Centre?------------[URGENT] - ALL HELP GIVEN IS APPRECIATEDHey,I've just installed Ubuntu desktop edition 9.04 on a desktop computer.The installation was a success, and Ubuntu can now be used as a fully working operating system.BUT, when I try to load Windows XP (Media centre edition) from the GRUB option (I'm choosing the right option) it goes to the loading screen but then says something along the lines of "autochk not found - SKIPPING AUTOCHECK" followed by a Blue Screen of Death[STOP c000021a{Fatal System Error} ? 0xC000003a the system has been shut down]The system is manufactured by Packard Bell, it's a good few years old.(I would love to go in depth with its specs, but I'm not sure how on Ubuntu)It has ~512mb RAM, a nVidia graphics card and an Intel Pentium 4 (I highly doubt that means quad core) processor from what I can find.To modify the partitions, I used the ubuntu installer.Thanks so much in advance!Just to go over again in short, Ubuntu works, XP doesn't.Oh, and half of the XP documents and settings files seem to have *vanished*~AndyP.S. I believe the version of Ubuntu I have installed and working uses GNOME.I've tried using gedit to change a file in the grub fol... Read more

A:Windows XP boot failure after Ubuntu linux installation

No.

Media Center (MCE) is a variation of XP Pro.

I'm not even sure that you could use an XP Pro version to "recover" an XP MCE system, since I thought that all those systems utilize recovery partitions/CDs which have been prepared by the manufacturer of the system.

These recovery/restore CDs/partitions...are not the same as an XP install CD, since they contain programs, drivers, and other modifications which might have been put in by the manufacturer.

I could be wrong.

Louis

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i've had some issues installing sp1 (7 ultimate, latest windows updates) via windows update when the installation fails on a few different error codes, but i have gotten it to install a few times.

each time the installation finishes, i restart the computer when prompted and it goes through the update process when shutting down, then after the windows 7 splash screen ("starting windows") passes, the screen goes blank (black screen, no video- monitor displays "going to sleep" message) and the HDD light on the computer is lit solid.

i've left the computer sitting for hours with no change- i eventually get Windows to boot again by using the install disc to do a Windows restore, but i haven't been able to get past this yet.

does anyone know what might be causing this?

any help is greatly appreciated.

thanks!

A:Computer fails to boot into windows after sp1 installation

post any and all exact error codes/messages that you do receive before/during/after the install.

I might start with the following in order...
I can not tell you if these will work, chances are that it will not, but it is worth a try none the less.

1.) chkdsk

2.) sfc /scannow

3.) defrag

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This issue has just start a couple of days ago were the computer would restart at the point of the boot logo just before the orbs came in, i have tried booting in all safe modes and the computer would restart, tried repair and it restarts before finished loading. I have tried using the os install disk but it also restarts. There is no BSOD. Is there a way to fix this or would i have to replace my motherboard?

Edit: This issue has been fixed, it was a loose card on the motherboard.

A:Windows and installation disk fails to boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by portalman126


This issue has just start a couple of days ago were the computer would restart at the point of the boot logo just before the orbs came in, i have tried booting in all safe modes and the computer would restart, tried repair and it restarts before finished loading. I have tried using the os install disk but it also restarts. There is no BSOD. Is there a way to fix this or would i have to replace my motherboard?


1: Remove all external peripherals like printer and then reboot.
2: Open the computer, remove and reseat the CMOS battery and then restart your PC.
3: If there is more than 1 RAM card, remove it and let it run on a single chip.

These are the few things you could try before reaching to a conclusion that the mobo is faulty.

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2 on a 1.21GHz computer with 512MB of RAM. I just finished reformatting my 250GB hard drive and the installation of the operating system is brand spanking new and default.

When booting up, I noticed it takes an insanely long time. I'm not sure what is causing it but I'll describe it as best as I can. It runs through the normal BIOS stuff just fine, very quickly as I have it set up to do so. But that is when it stops, immediately after BIOS I get a completely black screen with no text or anything to indicate what is going on. I only see a white, segmented progress bar, sort of reminiscent of the Windows 2K loading screen. There is no now loading Windows XP, no icons or logos, none of the normal stuff you'd expect. The entire process takes between 5-10 minutes, though I've not timed it exactly. All I know is that it wasn't like this before.

I'm at a complete loss. I haven't installed any new programs yet, I'm not connected to the internet with this computer, the only thing I've put on the machine is a backup of various files prior to my wipe such as: images, text documents, pdf's, etc. But this was an issue prior to me doing so.

Any ideas? Oh, and thank you for your time.
 

A:Solved: Windows XP Pro, Slow Boot, Reformatted Drive, Fresh OS Installation

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I've read dozens of pages and searched and could not find anything to help. I have a p50 (Xeon ECC nvme SSDs) 1) If I use the Intel RST raid linux fails to see any devices for installation. - Doesn't really bother me because lvm striping is probably fast enough for me. I just wanted to mention it. 2) If I install Qubes, Fedora, Ubuntu, they fail to boot. - I've tried with EFI only, or both/EFI first and both/Legacy First. - rEFInd works fine from the usb and allows me to boot the installed OS as expected. - rEFInd does not work if I install it to the nvme EFI partition. - Boot-Repair does not make the system bootable. I am considering ordering a small 2.5" SSD and the SATA cable and use it for the EFI only if it will work. I'm having trouble decoding the part number. I believe this is the "right" drive that the original disk comes in, but the threads I found have been people searching for the other cable.  3) If anyone knows the correct part number to order for the SATA drive cable for the bay next to the nvme drives I have installed, I would appreciate that! - Is this the kit I need to install the SATA hard drive in the bay next to the NVMe drives?- http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0L63274/460/7EF7D50A5A7047049A355BF42AAF3C5C#overview

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So, after a while of using Linux and some Win7, I'm coming back to Vista Ultimate until Windows 7 supports more of my games and my onboard 5.1 sound. So, I've kinda forgot how to really speed Vista up, so anyone think they could help me get my boot times down really low, etc? Here are my specs of the computer I'm doing the fresh install on.

Intel C2D E8400 @3ghz OC'd to 3.8ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX260 Video Card
G.Skill 8gb DDR2 RAM
750gb SATA Barracuda x1
ASUS P5Q SE PLUS Motherboard

Also, why would my 5.1 surround sound and my speakers (5) work fine in Linux, but not in Windows or Vista? That's something I need to get working.

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Im having a nightmare and a half. As i am typing.....Im on the 7th fricken attempt at getting Linux to work on my system. Ok, ive installed Linux using 4-5 different partition combonations...NONE OF THEM WORK. After the Linux installation is complete.....the system reboots and no boot loader shows up. The boot disk that Linux creats fails. I get a failed to load OS error. Ive done these 6 attempts with and without the WinXP partition on. even done it with a blank HD. What in gods name is going on here. Can someone post me a reply on how to Install Linux and ACUALLY having it run after reboot>?? P.S I also want to runu Windows XP too. I have a 40 gig HD , Red Hat 9 disks 1,2,3 . Any walkthrough help is welcomed. I want to prove my friend that he told me how to install Linux the wrong way.
 

A:omg.....Linux installs.....then fails to load the Boot Loader

what i did was delete all the partitions on my HD w/ the WinXP setup cd, then installed xp on a 30gb partition then let linux take the rest. then the thing will usually automatically boot into linux and you have to configure the boot loader from in there. i did this w/ mandrake 9.1/9.2 and not redhat but have that one too.
you could TRY that, as for what's going wrong i don tknow.
 

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Hey all,

I had a problem in my dell800 laptop , which dual boot system (XP and Linux), I did use the BOOTMAGIC and it works fine untill last week.

It didnot able to boot and gave me an error message missing BOOTMaGIC .IMG , and it turns out to be boot in DE (DELL utility) programs over over again, nver let me back to ntfs window xp.

I donot have BOOTMAGIC now with me too, so doesnot know how to reinstall that.

As far as I know my system is not corrupted , may be one or two files may be. I have more valuable data and dont know have any external hard disk to back up.

I want to know how can I set the boot to ntfs and recover the system without losing datas, I am not very good in windows adminstration either.

I did tried BART PE to boot in XP , but didnot help , I could not able to see all the files in ntfs and it show me the file in FAT not in ntfs.

I dont have floppy drive for boot from floppy either, just CD drive.

I really appreciate any suggestion from the experts here.

thanks a lot....

any help ?
venkat
 

A:dual boot problem (XP and linux) Boot Magic

v2010 said:

Hey all,

I had a problem in my dell800 laptop , which dual boot system (XP and Linux), I did use the BOOTMAGIC and it works fine untill last week.

It didnot able to boot and gave me an error message missing BOOTMaGIC .IMG , and it turns out to be boot in DE (DELL utility) programs over over again, nver let me back to ntfs window xp.

I donot have BOOTMAGIC now with me too, so doesnot know how to reinstall that.

As far as I know my system is not corrupted , may be one or two files may be. I have more valuable data and dont know have any external hard disk to back up.

I want to know how can I set the boot to ntfs and recover the system without losing datas, I am not very good in windows adminstration either.

I did tried BART PE to boot in XP , but didnot help , I could not able to see all the files in ntfs and it show me the file in FAT not in ntfs.

I dont have floppy drive for boot from floppy either, just CD drive.

I really appreciate any suggestion from the experts here.

thanks a lot....

any help ?
venkatClick to expand...

Hi v2010,

Welcome to TSG!

If you know whether the dual-boot scheme is implemented with the Grub boot loader there may be a way with a Linux Live CD (e.g. Ubuntu or Knoppix - do you know? Also, is the dual-boot scheme implemented on one or two disks.

The technique would be to boot up with the Live CD, let's say Ubuntu, and then use the System Administration pull-down menu selecting Disks to bring up the Disk manager. The ide... Read more

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Hi guys..
I have an aged customer who has the HP Compaq NX9105... An old machine, granted, but so is my customer and he can't afford to upgrade it..

The problem I am having is that after a fresh installation of Windows XP (Home or Pro, the problem is the same) I am met with the BSOD on it's initial boot up. The error code is:

0x00000007b, (0xf88c2528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I know this relates to boot sector viruses or SATA / RAID controllers usually but this is not the case in this instance... I know there are no viruses present and the machine has an IDE drive (no option to changes SATA mode in BIOs, etc)... I have replaced the HDD for a new one but my problem remains...

Any ideas as to what else may be causing this?

Many thanks for any input...
 

A:BSOD First boot after fresh installation of XP...

Not a good error to have on an older system. Since you substituted a different HD with no improvement, it's looking like a mobo problem. Likely an ide controller or possibly a bios problem. See if a flash is available. I hold little hope even then. I'm thinking MOBO. Do you see any capacitors that have leakage at their bases, discolored area on the board or convex tops that indicate swelling?

Edit: I see it's a laptop. Even worse for servicing the mobo. You may have yourself a door stop but stick around, maybe someone else will have an idea.

Edit #2. If that has an AMD processor, do a Google search and see it there is something related to that. I seem to recall there is.
 

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I recently config my system for dual boot PCLinux/WindowsXP. I tried to change the size of my partition with the PCLinux install program and I can no longer boot into Windows XP. PC athalon 1800 40 gig HD, and 250 Gig HD. 40 Gig is is drive0
Help PLEASE!!
thanx
rew999
 

A:Windows/Linux dual boot problem

AFAIK, lilo is a boot loader, Not a partition manager. What you have probably done is set it to boot from a non existant partition as the information you would have entered would have been incorrect. I think you would be looking for a program like partition magic to resize the partitions, then change the relevant information in LILO.
 

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Yesterday I decided to install Linux Mandrake 10.1 for a dual boot on my system. I used Partition Magic to set up a partition on it, and that went smoothly. The Mandrake installation also went smoothly. But after it concluded, and I rebooted and all that comes up is a screen half full of, 01 01 01 01 10 10 10 10 10... and so on, it stops and nothing boots.

In a panic, I take out a Windows 2000 HD that I use at school, I can view and modify the files on the XP drive, so they're still there. I then loaded Partition Magic again and wiped the Linux partition off. I swapped HDs and rebooted. The same thing happened.

I'm assuming that Mandrake messed with the MBR and it's messed up. Any suggestions on how to repair it?
 

A:Solved: XP doesn't boot after Linux installation

If you just want the xp install, boot with the xp cd and choose repair. At the prompt type "fixmbr" answer yes to rewrite the master boot record. After you finish, type exit to get out of the RC.

Note you must know the admin password in order to do this.
 

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Hi everyone,

I was experimenting with Elementary OS when it went a little wonky, just became unresponsive and features had broken. Couldn't really figure out the problem so I just decided to uninstall it. I deleted the partitions that it had been installed on and tried to restart into Windows.

I got a screen much like the one in the attachment below.

I did some searching on my other computer and found out that GRUB is the bootloader for linux and replaces Windows bootloader when you install it. I also found that to restore windows bootloader, you're gonna need a Recovery disk.

So I made a recovery disk using my Windows 8 laptop (Using a Flash Drive), plugged it into my crippled computer, booted from the USB, followed the instructions that I had accumulated from multiple websites explaining what to do.

The specific instructions were to go to the command prompt within the recovery disk and type:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
I also had tried:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixboot
since another site had suggested trying that. They both said that the operation was successful.

I was then told that I should be able to reboot into Windows good as new. Well I can't. I'm still getting the same GRUB rescue screen linked above.

So that's the problem
Here's various bits that may be helpful:

Crippled PC -
Windows 8.1 Pro
250GB SSD - Windows install (NOTE: When trying to reset it gave me the message saying that the drive with Windows installed was locked and that ... Read more

A:Solved: Deleted dual boot Linux - Can't boot windows

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Tried Ubuntu & didn't like it so wanted to remove it completely. After deleting & recovering that portion of (G: ) which is where Ubuntu was installed, I couldn't boot in Windows 7. I was able to use my install disk to load into repair. The OS it found was-

OS -Windows 7
Partition Size - 122,001Mb
Location - (F: )

(F: ) struck me odd as I thought this would be (C: ) I then when to Command promp & used Bootrec.exe /fixmbr enter - then Bootrec.exe /fixboot enter then restarted. The PC booted in Windows 7 & all seems OK but still wondered if the location was correct. I reloaded the install disk as before & when into repair & it still says location as (F: ) which is my backup drive.

OK, my PC boots but shouldn't the location be (C: ) not (F: )? After all, if (F: ) is removed or goes bad I'd have the non-boot issue again, wouldn't I? If so, how do I write it to (C: )

A:Uninstalled Linux OS dual boot with Windows 7 now boot issue.

Dual-booting 2 or more Operating Systems can mess up the drive lettering, especially when 1 or more are uninstalled. If Windows is working properly the only issue will be in assuring program installations point to the drive Windows is on. The earlier versions of Windows such as Win98, WinME, etc., were particular as to the drive or partition they were installed on. Part of the situation may be affected by the newer motherboards and HDDs that use SATA connections instead of the older PATA, SATA has only one drive per socket on the board while PATA have one data cable for each socket and can have one or two drives on each cable.

The easiest/less time-consuming way I've found with such an issue is to backup any user data then boot to a GPARTED CD and wipe the HDDs that have or had an OS installed followed by connecting only one HDD for installing the OS then reconnecting the storage drives. Leaving any of the boot files of a previous OS on an HDD can mess up the boot process, sometimes slows things down when booting.

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I tried to make dual boot Windows 7 and openSUSE Linux on HP ProBook 4530s but during installation of Linux many errors was reported and I was aborted the installation process. I removed disk and restarted system but Windows did not want to boot.
Then I inserted Windows 7 Professional 64 bit installation disk and tried to repair my boot loader typing
Code:
bootrec /fixmbr
. I clicked on Repair your computer and in System Recovery Options choosed first option > Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows < but there is no operating system listed. When I click Load Driver and click OK in next dialogue I can see my two partitions in Computer menu, one with System on it and storage one. On storage partition i have all drivers in one folder. I tried to select my Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (from here is it SATA driver? Is it right driver?) from disc but system reporting error > The specific location does not contain information about your hardware (I look up to this)
What next should I do?
Thanks.

A:Repair boot loader after aborting Linux installation.

Hi,

Please see if this is of more help:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Regards,
Golden

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Hi

I recently felt the urge to experiment with Linux and installed Ubuntu Mint and tried to set up dual booting.

However I seem to have only suceeded in preventing Windows booting at all. I cannot get into the recovery drive to undo my wrong doing.

How can I reset the windows boot manager without access to windows or recovery partitions?

Many thanks in advance from a frustrated fool!

A:Dual Boot Linux preventing Windows boot

Hi there
Try this -- although it says W7 the same mechanism works for W8 / W8.1

uninstall - Removing GRUB from windows system after uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7 - Ask Ubuntu

Cheers
jimbo

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Hello!
I've got Windows 7 installed and would like to set up a dual boot system with an Ubuntu 9.04. However, I would like to use the Windows 7 boot loader instead of GRUB. How can I do that? Thanks in advance.

A:Linux Dual Boot System Using the Windows 7 Boot MGR

See if this thread from today helps: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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To be more accurate my son did this for me trying to help, but I am at a loss as to how distructive his mistake has been. Here we go-

My system is an Alienware Sentia Laptop, running both Windows XP Pro and Linux Mandriva (mandrake) LE 2005.

My partitioning follows as: Linux Swap, Windows Primary, Linux Primary, Windows Secondary

Now, when I left for work yesterday, the linux bootscreen decided which to load. Worked perfectly, just as it should.

However my son went into the disk manager of the Admin Tools and deleted both linux partitions. I have no idea what he was trying to do, but this is where I stand now:

My system boots fine through the BIOS, pauses at a blank screen, and then displays this:

L_

I have tried to reinstall windows booting properly from the disk - NO SOLUTION
I have tried to recover using Bart PE - NO SOLUTION
I am (have been ) downloading the ISOs for the Linux Setup Disks - 9 kb/s ENOUGH SAID

Here is what I am going to try next, but I need some help. If the linux reinstall does not work, then what I know I can do is take out the harddrive, reformat on another computer using my USB enclosure, and reinstall windows and linux.

However-- I have backed up all my documents on WINDOWS SECONDARY, if there is any way to reformat as a mass storage device retaining the partitioning, that would be great.

Please help! I am stuck-
 

A:HUGE PROBLEM: Linux Swap Deleted, CANNOT BOOT INTO WINDOWS

I can't say as I have much to offer here, as your predicament is a bit out of my normal tree.

But when you say:
I have tried to reinstall windows booting properly from the disk - NO SOLUTIONClick to expand...

Can you elaborate? When you booted with the XP CD, did it not see the current partitioning at all?

In theory you should be able to do a "parallel" clean install on a separate drive or partition without losing anything on another.

If you did install Windows on another motherboard, with different hardware -- it is problematic as to whether it would boot on the original hardware -- especially if the IDE controllers used different drivers.

I don't know if you had a go at the Recovery Console either, which has options such as:

bootcfg (fixes the boot.ini file which could well be your problem)
fixboot
fixmbr

See below:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314058
 

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

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I have system with Dual boot (Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux)
I have "Oracle Application installation dump for Linux" in Windows 2000 system
How to access(Install) this dump booting with Linux o/s
 

A:How to acess the installation dump in dual boot system by booting as Linux

You can recompile your kernel with NTFS support or install Captive NTFS to gain access to NTFS partitions.
 

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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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A coworker of mine asked me to fix his computer. It is a Toshiba L455-S5000 laptop that has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed. His problem is that when you go to boot it never gets past the Windows is starting up screen. When I go to repair a failed boot, it gets to a black screen with a working mouse pointer. The recovery partition boot gets the same black screen with mouse pointer. So I decided to try a repair boot from a Windows 7 install DVD (also tried a usb). Here too it gets to a black screen with a mouse pointer and then nothing more. I booted both the Windows DVD and usb on another computer without any issues.

Now I got really curious, so I booted from an Ubuntu usb that I had. I ran memtest for 5 hours without a problem. Then I booted to the desktop without a problem. I can mount and read the hard drive without any issues and I'm even typing this post from the linux usb. I ran some hard drive and file system tests and everything seems fine. There is one pending sector error but all the other smart tests were fine. Though I don't think a bad hard drive would prevent a Windows install DVD from booting.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

A:Cannot boot Windows 7 usb/cd but can boot Linux fine

You might try creating a small partition at the end of the drive with gparted.

See if that sorts it out.






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Though I don't think a bad hard drive would prevent a Windows install DVD from booting.


It can.

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I had windows 7 originally Installed on my Laptop. I then Installed Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop version, and it installed the grub boot loader
(All on 1 single HD, each OS is on its own partition.)

This boot loader was used to dual boot between windows and Linux. However now the grub boot loader is broken, and I was talking to some people how knew about Ubuntu, and they said to just delete its partition, which I did.

Now when I boot from my HD I just get a broken grub boot loader, and can’t get even get into my Win 7. Now I just want to get ride of this Grub boot loader, and get Windows 7 MBR back. I have booted from my windows 7 recovery disc, and have done:

Startup Repair – It found no problems, but HD still only boots to broken grub boot loader

System Restore – I restored to before I was having this problem, but HD still only boots to broken grub boot loader

I am trying to figure out what commands to enter in the command prompt to repair the MBR, or maybe just view what partitions are in my computer, and then completely delete the one with Grub on it.

If I type bcdedit I get this:

Windows Boot Manager
Identifier: {bootmgr}
Device: partition = C:
Description: Windows Boot Manager
Inherit: {globalsettings}
Default: {default}
Displayorder: {default}


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A:Cant Boot windows, Linux boot loader has taken over

Try this

Boot the recovery DVD and choose to drop to a command prompt

>FIXBOOT D:
>FIXMBR
>BOOTCFG /rebuild

I hope that helps

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Long story short, I ran the Win8 (64bit) dev install on top of my Win7 (64bit). I thought it would prompt me where to install it (I have 2HDDs in my laptop and no ODD).

All was well, but I didn't really like the UI. No big deal, right? Just re-run the Win7 install and wipe out 8... Wroooong!

I used a linux pen drive boot-iso making program (grub bootloader), gave it the Win7SP1 64 bit ISO and went off on my merry way. The installer is running, just as expected. I delete the existing partitions on the OS drive and it finishes the install with no problem... until it goes to reboot the first time. It just sits at a black screen with the blinking cursor. First thing I do is power down, take out the usb stick and boot back up... same thing.

So I go and download a new iso, thinking the first one may have been bad (despite having used it half a dozen times already). Same issue. Install completes, system reboots and nothing.

I download the MS version of the Win7/USB boot key installer maker thingy. Format the usb stick and let it copy over the iso again. Installed win7 without issue. Reboot. Black screen w/ blinking cursor.

@($#*%^@($*^(*[email protected]$

I ran the installation repair. Windows finds the installation and says... oh, nothing to repair! *bangs head on desk* Ok, so let's try all of these fancy bootsect and diskpart commands. 30 minutes of repairing, deleting, repartitioning, full formatting, reinstalling... same issue installing to both HDs.

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A:USB installation of Win7 fails to create boot sector

Try to delete all partitions with the win7 install usb on the drive before you try installing Win7 again!

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I was having issues with Windows crashing when waking up from sleep. Everything seemed to point to driver issues, and while chasing that down I deleted several Acronis drivers from the registry. Acronis had been uninstalled, but left some artifacts behind.When I rebooted I got an Boot Manager error - basically not found.

I ran Windows startup repair 2-3 times without effect.

Windows recovery shows 2 recent backups are present, but neither is visible from the Restore window.

Tried to repair the MBR from Partition Wizard (8.1) and although it was successful Windows still doesn't boot. PW shows the partition is present and active but not as boot.

Happy Monday . Any ideas?

A:Boot manager corrupted - Windows fails to boot

Are you saying that after editing the Registry Win7 will not start? This can be fatal if you didn't save a System Restore point before messing with the registry.

Try a System Restore from System Recovery Options as far back as necessary.

If that fails confirm that Win7 or it's System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

If that doesn't help then everything that can possibly be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot leading up to if necessary rescuiing any files before running Recovery or doing the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install for exactly as long as you stick with the tools and methods in that tutorial, as proven by over a million consumers who have used it without a single complaint.

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Hello!

I installed a Radeon HD6500 2GB into my computer and installed the drivers. The next time it was turned on, I was met with a black screen that says something along the lines of:
"Please Select Boot Drive, Reboot"
So I entered the BIOS as instructed however, my BIOS isn't a standard mobo configuration. It's an ASUS built one, rather recent. I selected BOOT-ORDER as usual, and looked at the set up. Windows OS Detection
HDD
USB
CD.
I've never seen a BIOS offer a defined search for a Windows OS before. When you click on this option? The OS boots and this is how I'm talking here, now. So could anybody shed some light on this situation and how one may remove it? I am open to ideas, but I don't want to release the GFX card from it until I know I won't cause further harm (If someone is able to tell me, otherwise I'll have to)

Yours,
r0ss.

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Hey guys,
From my windows DVD, I've made an ISO image of it so I can copy it fully onto my USB(making it an ONLY install USB). The copying process took about 1-2 hours. I checked if the file were all there and it was. I then attempted to boot it from USB at the start of computer. I chose BOOT MENU > USB DEVICE, it takes about 1 minute then it says "Selected device is not available - press F11 to try again and F12 for setup" I think it was like this."

The files were all there, with the autorun.inf and all codes are good but how come it won't boot? Please help if you know solution.

Thanks you!

A:[PROBLEM] Cannot boot from USB for windows installation

Did you follow this tutorial

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Hey guys.
Pretty much what the title says - Dell's new, recently-released ControlVault driver (version A19) does not successfully install on a Dell Latitude E6330.  I followed the driver installation order from the "Dell Business Client Re-Image 'How-To' Guide" and installed the Dell ControlVault driver last.  It did not work.
Attached is a screenshot of what I got, and the Windows Installer log.

20160315_Security_Driver_WDRHG_WN64_3.3.14.68_A19.txt

A:Dell ControlVault A19 installation fails on Dell Latitude E6330 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Nothing?

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Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
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A:Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nomtree


Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signa... Read more

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Hi
I have a sony vaio vpcyb3v1e. I have windows 8.1 installed and i tried using a bootable usb to install as multi boot, the xp black edition on a separate partition. After doing that i couldn't be able to login in the windows 8.1 OS. I got the message Load needed DLLS for kernel.
Any help?

A:Problem after xp installation for dual boot with windows 8

Set the UEFI/BIOS firmware to LEGACY OS boot & Secure Boot DISABLED, see if LEGACY Windows will boot.
with win 8.1 DVD choose automatic repair

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Hey guys,

So i have Windows 7 installed on my system and to create Windows Phone apps, i need to install Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 8 or higher.

So I've downloaded Windows 8.1 as an ISO-file and created a partition for it.

I shrinked my D: volume and created a simple volume, see attachment
The Samsung Volume is my External Harddisk so do not pay attention to that

Anyway, when i start the installation, i cannot select the volume I've created. It gives me a error saying that "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation."

So i went back to Disk Management and noticed that all my Volumes, in fact my whole Disk 0, is a Dynamic drive.

What do i do now?

I need Windows 8.1 so i wanted it to install it as a dual boot even though i am not a fan of Windows 8.

Thank you in advance

A:Windows 7 dual boot 8.1 installation problem.

Apparently you failed to notice when trying to create a new Primary partition in Disk Mgmt that it warned that you already had reached the limit of four and were converting the disk to Dynamic, except for the Recovery partition which is protected. The solution to convert it back non-destructively is to use Option One of Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

Since you can have a total of four Primary partitions or three Primary and unlimited contiguous (adjacent) Logical, what I would then do is convert D to a Logical Partition following How to set partition as Primary or Logical with Partition Wizard so that you can add as many adjacent Logicals as you want using Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help

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Hi,

I tried installing windows xp on my dell laptop running windows 7.The installation started but soon i got the error message
"setup is stopping to prevent any damage to your computer.check your hard drive to make sure its configured properly.run sfc on your hard drive etc etc

STOP:0x00000007(0XF78D2524,0X000000034)"

Is it coz i have to install drivers for my SATA hard drive so xp can recognise it or is problem something different???

btw my windows 7 is running normal without any problems and i am trying to install xp in another partition on my internal HDD.

thanks in advance

A:dual boot windows 7 and xp installation problem

1. On start up press F2 OR DEL to enter BIOS.
2. Expand the "Hard Drives" section.
3. Go to "SATA Operation"
4. Change this from "RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA".
Your system's BIOS might be slightly different .

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So, I've been having a lot of trouble installing windows 7 64 bit on my new machine. Each time, I've formatted the hard drive and started the installation over.

I've had two similar problems, although they happened at slightly different times. The first is after the installation has completed, it tries to boot up and I get the Windows Boot Manager screen, which informs me that it failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt. I've had several different files come up on this error (the last attempt has given me q12300.sys, cng.sys, ntsf.sys, ntoskrnl.exe and HAL.dll as I keep trying to get it to boot).

This has also happened after the OS has installed (I've only gotten to this point twice). After it booted to the desktop, I shut down the computer. Once I booted it back up, I got the same startup errors I described above. I tried the automatic startup repair (didn't ever work) and then used bootrec from the command prompt to rebuild/fix it, but it didn't seem to work.

Other things I've done already:I only have one stick of memory in for right now
I have no USB devices plugged in
I have no extra (nonessential) hdd or cards in
I have run memtest86 v4 overnight on the memory and it did not show any errors. This is the second set of memory, had a bad stick the first time.
I have formatted the hdd and ran chkdsk on it (while it was connected to my Vista laptop as a removable drive)
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A:Windows 7 64 bit installation - Boot manager problem

What PSU (and wattage rating) do you have?

When you say new machine, do you mean new to you, or right out of the store?

If everything is brand new, I'd be looking at running a test on the HDD, (down load from the manufacturers site, much more complete then chkdsk) or trying a substitute HDD; substituting a different PSU with as called for or better specs; removing, inspecting and reinstalling the CPU.

If none of that made any significant change to the symptoms, I'd feel secure asking for an RMA for the mobo.

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Laptop: Dell Inspiron 17RSE 7720 | 3rdGEn i7 3610QM CPU | DDR3 2x4GB RAM 1600MHz | nVidia 3DVision Enabled 17-inch screen running on 2GB GDDR5 nVidia 650M GT (3D enabled with NO optimus)
SATA Mode: AHCI
Hard Disks:
1. 32GB mSATA boot drive (Only windows core files and programs installed on it)
2. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Programs and Games)
3. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Movies, songs etc)

This laptop had Windows 7 installed in it with Intel Rapid Storage technology enabled. Few months ago, I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive. I kept the C drive only for windows and didn't install anything else on it. I created an MKLINK for some folders such as Common Files/Adobe and Appdata/Adobe so that heavy applications won't eat space on the little drive.
It was working fine for about 4-5 months, till one day the Windows 7 simply failed to boot. It was stuck on the Starting Windows screen forever. I searched on the sevenforums website and tried a lot of things such as cleaning the RAM, disabling startup programs and services etc. But it didn't help. neither did sfc /scannow nor windows repair using installation disc.
I could boot in safe mode but not normal mode.

So, I decided to reinstall Win7 from DVD that came with dell.
But the installation was stuck at final step of install after first reboot.
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A:Windows Fails To Boot, Fails to Install

Your post is quite interesting but too much for me to absorb at one sitting. With that said I will voice a single concern and then ask a follow-up question:

My concern is this:





I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive



Above seems too small for extended growth.

Now, are you trying to do a clean install or reinstall? If that latter, could there be an issue related to the above (eg, not enough room)? I apologize for not try to absorb everything you stated; however, I made it all the way through high school using Cliff's Notes and I never had to read a single book! Guess I'm just lazy...

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I have a linux boot cd that works fine in my computer (it is created by the Nero Back-it-up Program) but in my friends computer it responds by asking for a second floppy (and remember that it is a boot cd not a floppy). Any ideas! I am a linux newbie.
 

A:Linux Boot Problem

Burn yourself a new CD from a better distro.

Are you looking for a LiveCD or something to actually install from?

If you're looking for a LiveCD, I suggest Knoppix.
 

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Hi,
Not an expert. Tried a lot of things trying to make my laptop dual boot Win and Lin. UEFI doesnt work anymore (no boot options available), I have AHCI off, use legacy boot option, secure boot off.
Installing Ubuntu gives fatal error installing Grub.
If I run the Startup repair from the W10 DVD it sais it cant repair.
So there seems to be something wrong with the boot sector?
Now I can only install W10, before I could install Linux but even that doesn't work anymore due to the bootloader error. Before it installed but had different problems with the bootloader. Either it wouldnt show up (and started W10) or it just restarted after choosing W10, only Linux would boot.
Tried to delete all partitions with Gparted from live usb but no result.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I have a dual boot system (2 hard drives) booting Suse and XP and boot up through Suse's built in boot manager which gives me the option of booting to Windows or Linux.

But since I barely ever use Linux I want to delete it off the 2nd drive so I can use it for a storage drive, so I'm wondering how to replace the Windows Master Boot Record so I can just boot into my XP drive. I'm scared that once I delete/reformat the contents of the 2nd hard drive (I'll probably use Partition Magic to do this through my XP drive) that I won't be able to boot XP up anymore. So before I do anything I want to just be able to boot into XP and bypass the linux drive before I delete it to make sure everything is ok.

Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks.
 

A:Want to replace Master Boot Record on dual boot system & delete Linux drive

Yeah, if you toast linux then it won't boot up. I had that problem when I used Fedora and got rid of it. Boot from your XP disk and go to the repair console. You can use commands in there to make a new mbr. I can remember the exact command. I think you can type help and that will give you a list of available commands. I think it is "fixboot" or "fixmbr" but I can't remember the exact command.
 

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Hello,

I have a system with 2 disk.
One Win7 disk and one for playingh with linux.
I have installed easybcd so I can boot in Win or Linux.

But when I choose for linux the only thing I see is boot error.

I have asked in the easybcd and in the forum of the linux distro but on easybcd I got no answer and the linux guy's don't know what is going wrong.

I hope anyone who can help me figure this out

Roelof

A:multi boot linux problem

This tutorial is a simple guide that will explain the two easiest ways to setup and install Ubuntu to dual-boot with your current installation of Windows. One option describes how to do this via WUBI. Another describes how to do this as a native dual-boot.

How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Hope this helps ..

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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A:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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hi all!

I tried to install Linux mint 14 along with Windows7 Professional on Compaq 420 laptop using UUI (universal usb installer).

During installation of mint it did not show the option of 'installing alongside existing OS', so i went with 'something else' option at the end.
Freed up space and installed it in my second partition of 100GB with root, swap and home.

Finally after restarting it showed the grub and linux is working fine, but when i try to boot windows it gives an error 'cx0000224' stating that it cannot load windows boot manager and try putting the image cd or installation cd of windows or contact manufacturer in case of not having the installation cd.

I do not have the installation cd anymore but luckily have saved my work externally.

I think i messed up big time, Pl. let know if there is a way to revert back and get my original windows software running again?

thx,..ucma

A:Dual boot with Linux mint giving boot problems

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ucma


hi all!

I tried to install Linux mint 14 along with Windows7 Professional on Compaq 420 laptop using UUI (universal usb installer).

During installation of mint it did not show the option of 'installing alongside existing OS', so i went with 'something else' option at the end.
Freed up space and installed it in my second partition of 100GB with root, swap and home.

Finally after restarting it showed the grub and linux is working fine, but when i try to boot windows it gives an error 'cx0000224' stating that it cannot load windows boot manager and try putting the image cd or installation cd of windows or contact manufacturer in case of not having the installation cd.

I do not have the installation cd anymore but luckily have saved my work externally.

I think i messed up big time, Pl. let know if there is a way to revert back and get my original windows software running again?

thx,..ucma







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From the Linux Mint forum.
you used the Linux partitioner to re-size the NTFS partition,
then that can often mess us the windows file structure.

it's generally recommended, to use the windows Disk Management program:
http://www.disk-partition.com/resource/ ... dows7.html
to re-size the NTFS partition first, in order to get some 'free space'.

then use the Linux installer's 'something else' option to point to that free space.

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any ideas? * https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/366839/install-linux-os-based-on-limits* https://superuser.com/questions/1211949/install-linux-os-based-on-constraints 

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