Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: my windows crashed while installing ubuntu


29 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimatex 64 bit
 
 
my windows crashed while installing ubuntu

Hi guys,

I tried installing ubuntu on my HP pavilion dm4 today by dual booting it and keeping both windows 7 and ubuntu on the different partitions. I installed ubuntu 10.10 succesfully but the thing was when i am restarting the laptop..its asking me to choose the operating system but when i choose windows 7 it says to repair the system and to repair i should have a Windows 7 DVD. I got the system 10 days back and i had no back up of the system and i think my HP recovery was also crashed. I dont know what to do..Can anyone suggest me how to bring my WIndows back?

the good thing was ubuntu was working good and i am using it now...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

A new HP will have recovery options available at bootup. I think it's usually F11, but you can look on the screen to see the correct button. This will allow you to start from scratch.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can run startup repair from a neosmart disk.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 Jan 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimatex 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the replies...i tried the F11 option from the booting but its not working ...and i searched my directories from the ubuntu OS ..all the data was just fine and nothing is gone ... i dont know where it went wrong .,..the only problem was windows was not getting loaded i think.....any quick solution to make windows work??

thankyou
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ubuntuuser View Post
thanks for the replies...i tried the F11 option from the booting but its not working ...and i searched my directories from the ubuntu OS ..all the data was just fine and nothing is gone ... i dont know where it went wrong .,..the only problem was windows was not getting loaded i think.....any quick solution to make windows work??

thankyou
What do you mean by the F11 not working? Does your screen tell you that F11 is the proper key for recovery options?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need the disk that Bill linked too, the built in HP recovery won't do it. Tutorial of what to do aft6er you have downladed and made the disk,

System Repair Disc - Create

and if you don't want/like torrents,

Download Windows 7 64 bit Repair Disc.iso
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #7

windows 7 ultimatex 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the reply and all the information ...i tried WIndows 7 64 bit repair ..but its asking me for a cd or dvd for the driver and its not listing any operating system & its saying start-up repair cant solve this problem....Its asking me for more like drivers or any recovery image files i saved but i didnt have any....When the system was booting i tried pressing the Recovery key..it showed in the bottom left that its starting recovery and then its going again to OS selection page by that only i am saying that recovand ery was not working...this was new laptop so i hadnt burned any drivers or anything and i didnt have a recovery dvd but all the files are present in the HDD...what would be the probable solution?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello ubuntuuser, welcome to Seven Forums! That's an appropriate handle.



You may need to start over, here's some interesting info you may find useful and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone


If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all Versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #9

windows 7 ultimatex 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the reply....I dont want to clean my system and do all these things again and again. .....Can i download windows 7 in linux and write it to a DVd and repair the windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

They tried to give you the link a couple times in the posts above to a Windows system repair CD that you can download and burn to attempt a repair, here is again, have a look at Option Two.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 my windows crashed while installing ubuntu




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: my windows crashed while installing ubuntu
Thread Forum
Installing Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7 Installation & Setup
Installing windows 7 over Ubuntu... Installation & Setup
Installed ubuntu and crashed windows, Help BSOD Help and Support
Installing Ubuntu With Windows 7 Virtualization
Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Installation & Setup
Nero 7 crashed while installing in Windows Se7en.. BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 crashed my computer before even installing! Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33