I have been having problems hibernating my windows 7 partition recently. It happened approximately right after I set up the dual boot.
I have found other topics where it says to make sure that the windows 7 partition is marked as the active partition. I have since done so and it has not changed anything. I did it with Partition Magic on Windows. I did find it suspicious though that my Dell Recovery partition is labeled as boot while the Windows one is marked as Active and System.
However when I looked at it using disk utility in Ubuntu the windows 7 partition is marked as Bootable while the recovery partition is not.
Hibernation works on Ubuntu with a couple error messages while shutting down and some weird screen issues while booting up. But it ends up working decently.
I was wondering if anybody would be able to help me with this. Thanks!
System Manufacturer/Model Number Home build. OS Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit CPU Intel i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67 GHZ, OC 3.7 GHZ Motherboard Asus P7P55D Memory 4 Gig Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTS450 Monitor(s) Displays Acer 24" Screen Resolution 1440 x 900
PSU 650 Case Antec Nine Hundred Two Hard Drives 1000 GIG
1000 GIG Internet Speed 14 MB (APPROX)
Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx CPU Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache) Motherboard Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced Memory 2GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Graphics Card ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 with 256 MB Sound Card SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays 15.4-inch WXGA anti-glare (1280 x 800 resolution) Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Mouse Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad, USB Mouse Hard Drives 250GB Fujitsu MJA2250BH G2 ATA Device (IDE),
120GB in External Casing Internet Speed 2 Mbps Antivirus MSE Browser Firefox, Chrome, IE Other Info Authentec AES2810 Fingerprint Reader,
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7561S LightScribe
Hello. Sorry for the confusion, I meant I was using Partition Wizard not Partition Magic. I've had grub and windows 7 on the same drive on my last computer and it did not cause any issues, so Im curious as to why its doing it here
Your System MBR is written to the Recovery drive which is not correct. It likely is messing up your Hibernation if GRUB is not.
Since Windows 7 is marked Active, you should be able to recover the System MBR into the Windows 7 partition by simply booting the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots: Startup Repair