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Windows 7: Dual boot problem!!. please help.

09 Jun 2012   #1

windows home premium 64 bit
Dual boot problem!!. please help.

I have acer 5745 series laptop. 4gb ram 500 gb hard disk. I have original windows 7 home premium 64 bit indstalled ALONG WITH A DUAL PARTITION OF UBUNTU 10.10.
The problem is i think my windows 7 crashed.. as it wldnt boot further than “STARTING WINDOWS”. So I went into my ubuntu os and and from ubuntu backed up all the Windows 7 data I needed.. then I used the windows 7 recovery option from the boot menu screen ( the one which shows all the OS’s in the laptop, the one which is at the start, from where you have to choose) .
Windows recovered and when I restarted it.. MY LAPTOP IS NOT BOOTING.. EVEN THE DUAL BOOT .. THE screen from where I can choose either windows or linux IS ALSO NOT SEEN.
Please help me I need to get the data from my Linux partiton it is very important.
I am not able to boot from the CD also as the recovery disks I created for windows 7(the disks work properly, I tried it on my desktop).
Plese help me.. I need to get my data anyhow..
What might be the problemm?
Any solutions?

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09 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7

I had the same problem
Keep your backup disks and the only way is to restore to factory default and u will loose all files BUT REMBER TO BACK UP YOUR FILES REGUARLY to restore with a acre laptop when starting up press alt + f10

But u will loose evrey thing!! There is no other way that I know off

Plse help me
Then I might help u if I can
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09 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


Let's see if you can start Windows 7 working through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Everything that can be done to start Windows 7 is there, starting with disinfecting since it won't repair unless cleaned of possible infection.

If you can get Windows 7 started, then follow this method to re-establish Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7.

If you can't start Windows 7, boot the latest installer given in this link and follow the steps carefully to reinstall while making sure to not touch your Linux partition: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

As long as you don't delete it or install over it then it should be available to add to the Dual Boot as given.
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09 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)

I wouldn't advise dual booting with any sort of linux distro, I did it once so I could use knoppix for file recovery, but it crashed my whole computer and I lost everything, how ironic . Bottom line is that I recommend making a live CD version of the linux distro you want to use on a memory stick, that is if you don't use it for things that require you to install programs within linux
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