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Windows 7: Random Win7 Freezes after Ubuntu 10.10 Install.

16 Oct 2010   #1
souldevour

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random Win7 Freezes after Ubuntu 10.10 Install.

Yo All,

I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 running on my Asus laptop. I decided to install Ubuntu 10.10 along side Windows, as I will need it for work. It was installed via side-by-side and re-sized the partition

The installation of Ubuntu was flawless and works great, but now when I boot to Windows, its will randomly freeze, sometimes in 1 minute, sometimes within 10 minutes.

The only way I can solve this issue, is to either perform a disk scan from windows or restore the MBR.

The disk scan works, and Windows run fine, although If I boot Ubuntu again, run that for awhile, then boot windows again the problem returns.

Restoring the MBR works as well, though without a dualboot, its useless

I have also tried EasyBCD and replaced GRUB with Windows boot manager, though same problems.

Any advice on this, or perhaps a known fix for this issue?

Cheers


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02 Nov 2010   #2
somedude8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am having this exact same problem with my Windows 7 Home Premium on my Asus G73 laptop. The freezes only started occurring after an Install of Ubuntu 10.10. Freezes occur anywhere from 15 mins to 4 hrs. Event viewer has nothing helpful and I've ran extended memory tests.

Any updates?
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02 Nov 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried uninstalling Ubuntu?
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02 Nov 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Tutorial on how to install Ubuntu properly with Win 7. Read the warnings and notes at the top.

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
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02 Nov 2010   #5
somedude8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not yet, that would be worst case scenario as I bought this laptop specifically to dual-boot!

If I cant find the problem I'll eventually uninstall ubuntu and see how it goes
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02 Nov 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Read the tutorial. If not installed properly- you may have but to be sure- read and follow the tutorial.

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
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02 Nov 2010   #7
somedude8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I installed via the Wubi method with no issues.
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02 Nov 2010   #8
Pusspa

 
 

what about installing ubuntu as guest OS with VirtualBox?
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02 Nov 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by somedude8 View Post
I installed via the Wubi method with no issues.
Not true, you are having very specific issues .. Your computer is freezing after using the wubi installer ... It would seem to me that uninstalling Ubuntu via the control panel to see if that would solve your freezing issue would be the logical first step... Just my opinion .... others will vary..
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02 Nov 2010   #10
somedude8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All thanks for your great input. Yes I've considered running it in a VM environment but I'll be using Blender 3d and some other heavy apps i'd rather run natively in Linux.

Tews, yes I think i'll just uninstall and try a different method for now
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