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Windows 7: Urgent! I tried to uninstall Linux Mint and keep Window


22 Nov 2009   #1
CNHabs

Linux Mint 7 + Windows 7
 
 
Urgent! I tried to uninstall Linux Mint and keep Window

Guys, I am really screwed.

I used to dual boot Linux Mint 7 and Windows 7 Professional on my laptop then I decide to get rid of Mint. Grub (Linux) was my default bootloader then, not the Windows one.

So I deleted the Mint 7 partition using computer management from Windows 7' Control Panel and reinstalled the Windows bootloader using EasyCD before I restarted my laptop.

Upon restart, everything was fine then I proceeded to wipe out the unallocated space that Min7 used to occupy using Partition Wizard Home Edition. In order to do so, I had to restart my machine so Partition Wizard can start wiping out the unallocated space.

Everything seemed to be fine until my laptop restarted again...It went into directly into Windows 7 and then the error message occurs:

pwNative not found - skipping autocheck
autochek not found - skipping autocheck

Then it was BSOD....

I tried running the startup recovery tool which was unsuccessful...including running the commands "bootrec.exe/fixmbr" followed by "bootrec.exe/fixboot".

I tried everything possible way I could think of...still no luck. The Windows 7 DVD that I made from the media I downloaded from MSDNAA is apparently not bootable since I couldn't get it to start at startup to perform a clean install. The only option I have left is a Vista DVD that I had made before...which would take 2 hours to install...not to mention the time that I have to spend to install Windows 7 once I have Vista.

Having said that I am currently typing in another Linux distro and I can see that my 115 Gig of Windows ntfs partition is still intact. How do I fix this?

Please help!!! Thank you!!!!


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22 Nov 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Why didn't you format the unallocated space?

Could you attach a screen shot of Disk management?
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22 Nov 2009   #3
CNHabs

Linux Mint 7 + Windows 7
 
 

I must have been on coke.....

I can't go into Windows 7 at all so I am using Linux LiveCD as a temporary OS solution. Hence, I have 106.90GB occupied (/dev/sda1) and 42.16 GB of unpartitioned Space on a 160GB HDD.

Please take a look at the attached file. Thank you very much.
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22 Nov 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You must have wiped out the boot files for Windows 7

What does the error message say when you try to gt into Windows?
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22 Nov 2009   #5
CNHabs

Linux Mint 7 + Windows 7
 
 

I think you are right. How do I fix this?

I see the Windows 7 logo appearing then a black screen with the following message:

pwNative not found - skipping autocheck
autochek not found - skipping autocheck

Then BSOD => reboot
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22 Nov 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

If You can access the windows partition with the live ISO, correct. If there are files you need to retrieve, you could always copy these files to a flash drive.

After that I;d use GParted to create your new partitions. Make your first partition for Windows 7 about 60GB,. Now pop in the DVD and see if it starts setup.
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22 Nov 2009   #7
CNHabs

Linux Mint 7 + Windows 7
 
 

I only have about 40GB left on the hard drive...so how much space should I allocate for the partition you were talking about?

By setup, do you mean the Windows 7 installation setup? I wouldn't mind doing a clean install of 7 if I can't find a way to repair it.

Thanks again.
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22 Nov 2009   #8
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Can;t you wipe the hard drive entirely?
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22 Nov 2009   #9
CNHabs

Linux Mint 7 + Windows 7
 
 

I suppose I can...provided that the installation setup window appears upon reboot, reinstalling all the software will be a pain in the butt and time consuming.. Is there no other way? Thanks.

BTW, can I just use the Linux's built in partionner under Control Panels=> Yast?
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22 Nov 2009   #10
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I.m not tat familiar with Linux so i really can't say.

I use GParted an open source tool thta has aLinux look to it/

You can download it here:

GParted -- Download

I'd make a 60GB partition for the Windows 7 install.
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