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Windows 7: Installed Fedora now Windows Crashes after OS Boot Choices

12 Jan 2013   #1

Fedora 17 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 
Installed Fedora now Windows Crashes after OS Boot Choices

Hi yall,

I just did a Fedora 17 install on my laptop after having Windows 7 x64 Ultimate installed and now right after I choose the Windows 7 boot option in Grub and choose the Windows 7 option from the Windows bootloader as the animated Windows 7 logo is loading I will get a Blue Screen Of Death (I cannot get an error code because it comes and goes too quickly) and it reboots. I've tried running startup repair and that does nothing. And when I try system it is only listing restore options from October of 2012 and none that are more recent, which I know they had the last time I was able to boot into Windows (long story, but the other night I deleted Ubuntu and I wasn't able to boot into anything for a couple of days, until I was able to make a bootable USB Drive to install Fedora today on a friends computer). So what I'm wondering, is there a way I can create a bootable USB Drive in Fedora to either reinstall Windows or to create a bootable USB Windows Repair Drive? I would appreciate any help with this. I hope I can just run a repair USB Drive and not have to wipe my whole Windows Partiton b/c there is a lot of stuff on there that I really do need. Please help!!!!!

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12 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well how important is fedora in this equation?
Removing it and grub could conceivably fix the problem.
Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
That method requires a windows 7 dvd, ...as will most fixes anyone is going to come up with for this most likely.

Other option is you can read/write/copy ntfs file (windows files) with fedora with a few tweaks.
Which might be what you want to start with if saving data is priority.
I'm assuming fedora actually works though as you didn't say otherwise.
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12 Jan 2013   #3

Fedora 17 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Well how important is fedora in this equation?
Removing it and grub could conceivably fix the problem.
Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
That method requires a windows 7 dvd, ...as will most fixes anyone is going to come up with for this most likely.

Other option is you can read/write/copy ntfs file (windows files) with fedora with a few tweaks.
Which might be what you want to start with if saving data is priority.
I'm assuming fedora actually works though as you didn't say otherwise.
Fedora does work. But that is the other issue I'm having, all I have access to is a Windows 7 ISO and USB Drive. My CD Drive crapped out years ago, so its just there for the moment. As bad as I hate losing all my Movies, TV Shows, And Music I have on here, I'm thinking of just wiping everything and starting over. I really don't want to go this route, but if it comes down to it...........
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12 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

well you can turn that iso into a bootable usb there are tools for doing so, a simple google search will point you to that.

You can always remove fedora, grub, then do a repair install which will get windows booting again without deleting your personal files. Giving you a proper chance to at least back up before doing a complete wipe.

That info is here Repair Install
All this assumes you can get access to another computer to create the bootable usb on though.
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12 Jan 2013   #5

Fedora 17 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
well you can turn that iso into a bootable usb there are tools for doing so, a simple google search will point you to that.

You can always remove fedora, grub, then do a repair install which will get windows booting again without deleting your personal files. Giving you a proper chance to at least back up before doing a complete wipe.

That info is here Repair Install
All this assumes you can get access to another computer to create the bootable usb on though.

I've been searching for a tool that will do that in Fedora but haven't had any luck
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12 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah, I believe it can be done from a mac, or any windows computer. I wouldn't be able to tell you how to do it through fedora, as I said above you can get fedora to see the windows files and back them up that way.
Setting Up NTFS Read/Write Support — Fedora Unity Project

As with about everything in linux it's going to take some console commands though.
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12 Jan 2013   #7

Fedora 17 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Currently I'm trying to setup a virtual machine in Fedora using Virtualbox and I'm going to try and prep a USB drive like that and hopefully I can get it to work
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12 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

In the future it might save you some headaches if you got a DVD drive. They can be had for under $20.
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12 Jan 2013   #9

Fedora 17 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
In the future it might save you some headaches if you got a DVD drive. They can be had for under $20.

Once I get this fixed, I'm going to prep a repair USB Drive and put it somewhere and forget about it, unless I need it again, lol.
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12 Jan 2013   #10

Fedora 17 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

I've got it fixed. The reason I was getting the BSOD was because of a BIOS setting that I had to change.
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