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Windows 7: Stuck at the Windows logo during first boot

06 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Stuck at the Windows logo during first boot

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop (Toshiba Portege M400). I had Ubuntu 10.04 installed previously but I decided to wipe my hard drive before installing Windows 7. I used GParted to delete all my partition and setup two new ones. I formated the first partition as NFTS for Windows. After that, I proceeded to installing Windows. The first time I tried it, I was successful although I did need to reformat that NFTS partition I had made because it said that the partition table type (GUID) was not compatible. Windows 7 installed fine after that. However, when I try to install Ubuntu, it sees the whole disk as blank. I tried resolving this issue with GParted but that too saw the drive as if it were blank even though Windows 7 was installed. After that, I booted up the GParted Live CD once again and changed the partition table to MS-DOS. My Windows 7 boots up and goes through all the tasks before the first boot up. When it restarts for the first time, it fails to boot; it simply stays on the glowing Windows logo. I've tried formatting the entire disk through the Windows 7 disk and partitioning from there several times and I still get the same results. I've checked my BIOS and put it in it's default settings but still nothing.


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06 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello teKro, welcome to Seven Forums!





Try using the Windows disk to do a complete wipe "clean all" of the entire HDD and create the partitions with that also to see if it'll work for you; have a look at this tutorial at the link below.
Be sure to post back to keep us informed.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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09 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thank you for this. I attempted it but it did not solve the problem. I did, however, solve the problem. Before I attempted to install, I read the Toshiba bulletins on installing Windows 7 and none said anything about changing BIOS settings. Anyway, there is a setting that says "Create State" and gives me the options of JBOD and 1RAID-0. I changed it from JBOD to 1RAID-0 and everything worked as it should. Thanks once again, though.
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10 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again teKro.





Glad to see you found a solution and thanks for posting, the info may help someone else.
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