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Windows 7: Ubuntu Windows 7 dual-boot, Windows 7 logo animation problems

06 Aug 2015   #1
Vesnog

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Ubuntu Windows 7 dual-boot, Windows 7 logo animation problems

Greetings,

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit alongside Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS in dual-boot configuration with GRUB 2.02beta2. Both OSs are up to date; however, occasionally I do not get the animated Windows logo in the Windows 7 boot-up and a distorted screen is displayed instead until I am presented with the login screen. This issue was non-existent before my Ubuntu installation and I am not able to fix it. I should also note that the Windows 7 boots up, but this artefact is really annoying. I already posted this on askubuntu.com but received no reply, for screen-shots you may wish to check it:

After Ubuntu installation, Windows experiences boot-up issues - Ask Ubuntu

So far I have tried a command on the Windows 7 console but it did not resolve the issue. By the way I experience this problem occasionally and in these cases mostly the laptop is running on battery power. My laptop brand and model is Dell Latitude E5440, respectively. Any help and/or suggestion is greatly appreciated.


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06 Aug 2015   #2
bra10n

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

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06 Aug 2015   #3
Vesnog

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bra10n View Post
Thanks for the answer, may I also ask how do you think this is relevant? Do you think it has something to do with customizing the GRUB boot loader screen, a possible GRUB update or something missing in Windows that can be diagnosed with say SFC scan? Actually the weirdest thing about the issue is sometimes everything is completely normal, I have no explanation for this.
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06 Aug 2015   #4
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vesnog View Post
Greetings,

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit alongside Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS in dual-boot configuration with GRUB 2.02beta2. Both OSs are up to date; however, occasionally I do not get the animated Windows logo in the Windows 7 boot-up and a distorted screen is displayed instead until I am presented with the login screen. This issue was non-existent before my Ubuntu installation and I am not able to fix it. I should also note that the Windows 7 boots up, but this artefact is really annoying. I already posted this on askubuntu.com but received no reply, for screen-shots you may wish to check it:

After Ubuntu installation, Windows experiences boot-up issues - Ask Ubuntu

So far I have tried a command on the Windows 7 console but it did not resolve the issue. By the way I experience this problem occasionally and in these cases mostly the laptop is running on battery power. My laptop brand and model is Dell Latitude E5440, respectively. Any help and/or suggestion is greatly appreciated.
I've been dual-booting Windows 7 and various Linux distros since Windows 7 came out (well before, in fact, since I was involved in testing). I have never experienced anything like what you describe. Did you customize grub (you hint at that below)? Have you tried update-grub?
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06 Aug 2015   #5
Vesnog

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have customized GRUB background and fonts; however I do not particularly remember if I started having this problem before customization or after it.
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06 Aug 2015   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried running SFC?
Maybe some Windows file(s) got corrupted (coincidentally) around the time you installed Ubuntu.

I used to run Ubuntu (triple boot with XP & W7) and now I run Linux Mint (dual boot with W7) and I haven't seen the issue you are having.
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06 Aug 2015   #7
Vesnog

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Have you tried running SFC?
Maybe some Windows file(s) got corrupted (coincidentally) around the time you installed Ubuntu.

I used to run Ubuntu (triple boot with XP & W7) and now I run Linux Mint (dual boot with W7) and I haven't seen the issue you are having.
Today I had 2 normal boots and 1 problematic boot just as I described. I tried SFC around half an hour ago and it said "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
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07 Aug 2015   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Hardware?

Have you checked that all of your power cables and data connections (HDD, SSD, DVD, Motherboard, etc.) are correctly seated?

Remember to disconnect your PC from the Mains before playing around with the internal components.
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11 Aug 2015   #9
Vesnog

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Have you checked that all of your power cables and data connections (HDD, SSD, DVD, Motherboard, etc.) are correctly seated?

Remember to disconnect your PC from the Mains before playing around with the internal components.
Well I am not exactly sure of it since it is on warranty and not my property I may have these connections checked by the IT department of my university which may resolve the issue. Thanks for the advice, do you have anything else in mind?
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11 Aug 2015   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vesnog View Post
Thanks for the advice, do you have anything else in mind?
Not really.
Perhaps GRUB didn't install correctly.

Maybe you could try updating GRUB.
Type the command below into the Terminal:
sudo update-grub

It might be a better idea to let your IT Department handle the issue.
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