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Windows 7: Issues reinstalling win7 after ubuntu install


31 May 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Issues reinstalling win7 after ubuntu install

Hi i had some issues on my laptop after incorrect dual boot Windows 7- Ubuntu. Win 7 bootloader was first damaged i assume then deleted from my HD and a complete Ubuntu install was done, after a disk grub error. Enough said.
My computer is an Acer Aspire 5538G, windows HOME PREMIUM. I have 4 four recovery dvds which were setup using acer recovery.
When i boot from my dvd running the first dvd Win 7 installation seems to start off fine.
Windows installation files are loading but installation stops with a very sudden error before windows gives me the chance to enter the second dvd. Enter after entering dvd number 2 nothing happens. Then pc reboot which loads Ubuntu again. Should i try to enter my Computer with an active boot hirens boot and format my harddrives to NTFS ?Ubuntu uses another type of file system and my HD was completely formatted during Ubuntu setup.

Any suggestions are grately appreciated

Regards

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31 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



I'm just going to put this out there for you to consider; I would suggest a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive to remove Linux/Grub but that will over-write all data on the HDD for good.

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
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01 Jun 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Hey thanks for this advice

Gonna look into this for sure!!!

Take care and thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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01 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome and be sure to post back to keep us informed how it goes.
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01 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi. I'm no expert, but have a bit of Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot experience. You accidentally wiped-out your Windows with the Ubuntu install, but are receiving a Grub error. I think that Grub was misplaced on your hard drive, that's the reason for the error. Windows won't install because Grub still exists somewhere on your drive. Enter into Repair Mode on your Windows CD. Use the Command Prompt option and type 'Bootrec.exe /FixMbr'. Hit Enter and reboot. That should remove Grub from your drive and allow Windows to install. If you are still planning to dual-boot Windows has to be installed first.
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02 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Removing Grub from your drive should be all you need to reinstall Windows. However, a general rule about partitioning with Windows/Linux(Ubuntu) is that a partition created by a particular operating system should be removed by that particular operating system and NOT the other. If removing Grub does not allow you to install Windows and overwrite the existing Ubuntu install then you should use GParted to remove it.
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02 Jun 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.


Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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20 Jun 2011   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hey Guys thanks so much for all your advices. Apologies for my late reply .... I was able to almost reinstall my Home Premium got Home Premium Acer Revory From my desktop Acer Pc. But when booting im still having Disk Grub error.
Right now i boot via Hirens boot Press 12 every i choose boot from Dvd - then Hirens boots and i choose BOOT FROM HARD DRIVE - Then windows Start.

Should i completly do A format as instructed by THEOG above or is there a way that i fix this within my Windows setup as i am able to start windows booting with Hirens Boot CD? Windows Boatloaders do not show up .
Thanks again for any advice
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20 Jun 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Thanks very much

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You're welcome and be sure to post back to keep us informed how it goes.
Thank you very much for the tips
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