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08 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 boot loop?

Hi. I am trying to use Windows after installing Ubuntu and it is not working. When I select Windows 7 from GRUB it comes up with "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and with two options "Launch startup repair (recommended)" and "Start windows normally".

When I click "Start windows normally" it shows Starting Windows for about a second then comes up with "Loading windows files" and then comes up with the Startup Repair but startup repair doesn't find anything wrong?

So, I'm stuck in this loop and cant figure anything out. I did notice something on the Startup repair though it says my OS is located at drive letter D: which I know for a fact it is at C:. I have tried changing the drive letters back to normal but it just changes them back again after a reboot.

Thanks

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08 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Hi. I am trying to use Windows after installing Ubuntu and it is not working. When I select Windows 7 from GRUB it comes up with "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and with two options "Launch startup repair (recommended)" and "Start windows normally".

When I click "Start windows normally" it shows Starting Windows for about a second then comes up with "Loading windows files" and then comes up with the Startup Repair but startup repair doesn't find anything wrong?

So, I'm stuck in this loop and cant figure anything out. I did notice something on the Startup repair though it says my OS is located at drive letter D: which I know for a fact it is at C:. I have tried changing the drive letters back to normal but it just changes them back again after a reboot.

Thanks
Try this (note: this will make your Ubuntu unbootable, but you can use Easy BCD to get it back): Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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08 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Hi. I am trying to use Windows after installing Ubuntu and it is not working. When I select Windows 7 from GRUB it comes up with "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and with two options "Launch startup repair (recommended)" and "Start windows normally".

When I click "Start windows normally" it shows Starting Windows for about a second then comes up with "Loading windows files" and then comes up with the Startup Repair but startup repair doesn't find anything wrong?

So, I'm stuck in this loop and cant figure anything out. I did notice something on the Startup repair though it says my OS is located at drive letter D: which I know for a fact it is at C:. I have tried changing the drive letters back to normal but it just changes them back again after a reboot.

Thanks
Try this (note: this will make your Ubuntu unbootable, but you can use Easy BCD to get it back): Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Thanks for the quick reply but this doesn't seem to work
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08 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Hi. I am trying to use Windows after installing Ubuntu and it is not working. When I select Windows 7 from GRUB it comes up with "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and with two options "Launch startup repair (recommended)" and "Start windows normally".

When I click "Start windows normally" it shows Starting Windows for about a second then comes up with "Loading windows files" and then comes up with the Startup Repair but startup repair doesn't find anything wrong?

So, I'm stuck in this loop and cant figure anything out. I did notice something on the Startup repair though it says my OS is located at drive letter D: which I know for a fact it is at C:. I have tried changing the drive letters back to normal but it just changes them back again after a reboot.

Thanks
Try this (note: this will make your Ubuntu unbootable, but you can use Easy BCD to get it back): Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Thanks for the quick reply but this doesn't seem to work
Have you tried running startup repair from a Windows cd? Also, hav you tried going to the command prompt in the Windows recovery options screen and typing: bootrec /rebuild bcd
If that doesn't work, type in bootrec /fixmbr
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08 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Try this (note: this will make your Ubuntu unbootable, but you can use Easy BCD to get it back): Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Thanks for the quick reply but this doesn't seem to work
Have you tried running startup repair from a Windows cd? Also, hav you tried going to the command prompt in the Windows recovery options screen and typing: bootrec /rebuild bcd
If that doesn't work, type in bootrec /fixmbr
I have no clue where my disk has gone
bootrec comes up with "found windows installations: 0" but when I DIR my drive it comes up with all my windows files?. After I have put in them commands all I get now is a flashing "-" and nothing is happening
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post

Thanks for the quick reply but this doesn't seem to work
Have you tried running startup repair from a Windows cd? Also, hav you tried going to the command prompt in the Windows recovery options screen and typing: bootrec /rebuild bcd
If that doesn't work, type in bootrec /fixmbr
I have no clue where my disk has gone
bootrec comes up with "found windows installations: 0" but when I DIR my drive it comes up with all my windows files?. After I have put in them commands all I get now is a flashing "-" and nothing is happening
Make sure that no hard drives are connected except for your Windows 7 drive and try the commands, as well as startup repair, again.
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08 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just as a curiosity, when you installed Ubuntu, did you resize your C partition to make space for a partition for Ubuntu, or you just formatted another partition?
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08 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Have you tried running startup repair from a Windows cd? Also, hav you tried going to the command prompt in the Windows recovery options screen and typing: bootrec /rebuild bcd
If that doesn't work, type in bootrec /fixmbr
I have no clue where my disk has gone
bootrec comes up with "found windows installations: 0" but when I DIR my drive it comes up with all my windows files?. After I have put in them commands all I get now is a flashing "-" and nothing is happening
Make sure that no hard drives are connected except for your Windows 7 drive and try the commands, as well as startup repair, again.
I have no other drives in my computer and I cannot get to the start up repair becuase it is not doing anything when I boot it just a black screen and a little flashing hyphen in the top left corner.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sbrideau View Post
Just as a curiosity, when you installed Ubuntu, did you resize your C partition to make space for a partition for Ubuntu, or you just formatted another partition?
I resized my C partition and made a new partition for my Ubuntu installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post

I have no clue where my disk has gone
bootrec comes up with "found windows installations: 0" but when I DIR my drive it comes up with all my windows files?. After I have put in them commands all I get now is a flashing "-" and nothing is happening
Make sure that no hard drives are connected except for your Windows 7 drive and try the commands, as well as startup repair, again.
I have no other drives in my computer and I cannot get to the start up repair becuase it is not doing anything when I boot it just a black screen and a little flashing hyphen in the top left corner.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sbrideau View Post
Just as a curiosity, when you installed Ubuntu, did you resize your C partition to make space for a partition for Ubuntu, or you just formatted another partition?
I resized my C partition and made a new partition for my Ubuntu installation.
Boot off of a Windows disc or a startup repair disc. That is the only way you can do anything I have suggested above successfully.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boswell3782 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Make sure that no hard drives are connected except for your Windows 7 drive and try the commands, as well as startup repair, again.
I have no other drives in my computer and I cannot get to the start up repair becuase it is not doing anything when I boot it just a black screen and a little flashing hyphen in the top left corner.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sbrideau View Post
Just as a curiosity, when you installed Ubuntu, did you resize your C partition to make space for a partition for Ubuntu, or you just formatted another partition?
I resized my C partition and made a new partition for my Ubuntu installation.
Boot off of a Windows disc or a startup repair disc. That is the only way you can do anything I have suggested above successfully.
Alright, I will have a go and get back to you (might take a while )
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