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Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !


05 Mar 2012   #1

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Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Today I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my D:/ Drive with already dual boot Windows 7 on C:/Drive and Ubuntu also.
Ubuntu is working fine but when i select the Windows 7 Option the computer loads up the files for automatic repair.

I don't know what had gone wrong.Windows 8 and Ubuntu are working fine.But not Windows 7 ! Help me !
How do i uninstall the Windows8 to get the older GRUB displaying the two options at boot up-Windows 7 and Ubuntu or if there is a way to make Windows 7 working with Windows 8 and Ubuntu

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05 Mar 2012   #2

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Since you have ubuntu in the mix I can't even be sure if grub is the problem or if the windows bootmgr is the problem. Grub doesn't take well to changes and the bootmgr isn't a heck of a lot better at dealing with them.

You can try a startup repair, but as I said since grub is involved it will likely fail.
Startup Repair
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05 Mar 2012   #3

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05 Mar 2012   #4

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Someone help me out I'm not able to boot in Windows 7.Every time i try to do so,It starts up with the automatic repair dialogue box.

Any other thing i could do to uninstall the Windows 8 so that i get my older Windows 7 and Ubuntu working
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05 Mar 2012   #5
whs
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For choosing between Win8 and Ubuntu, do you get the light blue Win8 selection screen or do you get a Linux screen.
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05 Mar 2012   #6

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@everyone I'm quoting a thread post from another website posted by a user who had the same problem.Can anyone help me out as what he did to get out of the problem ?
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Jerry
says: September 16, 2011 at 7:03 am
I did the install just fine, but now when I try to boot back into Windows 7 it says “Preparing automatic repair…” and I get a repair screen. Letting it look for problems comes back empty and I can’t get back into Windows 7, not even by F8 since it’ll put me back into repair when I hit it. Anyone else have this issue?
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Jerry says:
September 16, 2011 at 8:06 am
Never mind, turned out it was something I did with a modification I had done that was stopping winload.exe from working correctly. I restored the file from the DVD install and now it’s working correctly.
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05 Mar 2012   #7

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@everyone I'm quoting a thread post from another website posted by a user who had the same problem.Can anyone help me out as what he did to get out of the problem ?
Quote:
Jerry
says: September 16, 2011 at 7:03 am
I did the install just fine, but now when I try to boot back into Windows 7 it says “Preparing automatic repair…” and I get a repair screen. Letting it look for problems comes back empty and I can’t get back into Windows 7, not even by F8 since it’ll put me back into repair when I hit it. Anyone else have this issue?
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Jerry says:
September 16, 2011 at 8:06 am
Never mind, turned out it was something I did with a modification I had done that was stopping winload.exe from working correctly. I restored the file from the DVD install and now it’s working correctly.
Reply
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05 Mar 2012   #8

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@whs light blue screen bro !
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05 Mar 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

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OK, Light blue means that it is from Win8. That is the normal case. The Grub must have thrown the monkey wrench.

Regarding the winload.exe - if you think that this is the problem, you may be able to fix it like this: Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
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05 Mar 2012   #10

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@whs I found this thread similar to my problem Solved Windows 7 & 8 Dual Boot Problem - Windows 8 Forums .can't figure out the final solution.Can u help me
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