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Windows 7: Puran Defrag Error


07 Jul 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Will do. I will also schedule a disk check for my next boot just for peace of mind and so I know I followed all their recommendations.

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07 Jul 2012   #12
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I find pairing Disk Check with boot defrag is one of the nicest features of Puran. It assures users get one periodically and fixes any issues before defragging them.
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08 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, I found the issue. My grub installation was interfering with hibernate which resulted in hard disk corruption... Argh, stupid grub 2.0!! I am now going to try installing Ubuntu through Windows instead of on a separate partition and see if that resolves the problem. Hopefully I can find a way to get my research equipment to work through the wubi interface (it was not before, which is why I went the other route)...

Anyway, this thread is now solved. I will send a message to the Puran developers letting them know.
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08 Jul 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

 

It's always best to use this method to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 to avoid multiple ways GRUB can corrupt Windows 7 when on the same HD.
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08 Jul 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Unfortunately, those methods are a bit outdated. GRUB 2.0 is a whole new animal. I'll admit that I have not yet done the full research necessary due to not having time to do so, but a cursory search did not give me an option to use the Windows bootloader without wubi installed. I believe EasyBCD still expects the old grub setup file and will not take the GRUB 2.0 files to load, or as I said, I just have not found the right steps to do so...

I had set up a triple boot system with Linux, Windows XP, and Vista once upon a time using EasyBCD (what a headache that was to figure out the right order to install everything!!). I still have my README file I made:
Quote:
HP Setting up HP Computer to Triple Boot Between Vista, XP, and Linux


Backup Vista Partition.
Delete all partitions.
Use Partition Magic to partition as follows:
Vista 393239.552 MB NTFS
FACTORY_IMAGE 13199.360 MB NTFS
XP 10270.720 MB NTFS
LINUX (REMAINING SPACE) EXT3
Install Fedora 11
Install Wireless
Backup MENU.lst
Restore Vista Partition to partition (hd0,0)
Install XP on XP partition (hd0,2)
Install INF and Graphics Drivers
Install Microsoft Installer 3.0 and reboot
Install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Install EasyBCD 1.7.2
Run EasyBCD 1.7.2
If XP isn't in the Entries, add it (Make sure to use C:\ drive)
Add NeoGrub through the NeoGrub tab
Configure NeoGrub through the NeoGrub tab
Open menu.lst with wordpad and copy and paste to the NeoGrub configure file
Go to Manage Bootloader and backup the bootloader settings
Reinstall the Vista Bootloader and Write MBR
Reboot.

Everything should work as expected. Good luck.
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08 Jul 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you saying that Barman's procedure to Dual Boot Linux using Easy is not possilbe with GRUB2? Is there any way to get it to work as it seemed to keep GRUB off of the Windows 7 partition enough to avoid corruption?

I do not use Ubuntu or GRUB but have been dealing with the way it corrupts Windows 7 since the beginning here.
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08 Jul 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It seems to me that EasyBCD is no longer the way to go now that GRUB 2.0 is around. I do wonder if the information in the grub file could be used the same way as my menu.lst. To be honest, though, I would prefer to get wubi working because EasyBCD has its own annoying side effects with the boot loader. You helped me with one of them when I could not get to the Advanced Boot Options screen after using EasyBCD.
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08 Jul 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, I still do not advise moving the System Boot using EasyBCD because it doesn't do the job fully and leaves WinRE off of F8 menu. The only way I know that covers everything (and checks it all out to do necessary repairs all the while) is Mark Partition Active followed by Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

I guess I'll drop the Barman post I've linked to countless times over the years. It seems it's outdated. Do you think this is still the best method then: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker
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08 Jul 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The method described there is what I used and had the hibernate issue. I then hosed Ubuntu by making my System Reserved partition active. I tried to repair the GRUB with the Boot-Repair CD, and instead of repairing that, it repaired my Windows boot and deleted Ubuntu.

That is why I decided to do the wubi method now. Luckily, I had backed up my Ubuntu installation to a .bz2 file on Thursday, so I did not lose anything. This seems like a royal pain to dual boot with Ubuntu, but if I can get my research equipment working right with wubi, it should be fine. I had no issues with wubi prior to this nightmare starting due to my research equipment making the computer turn off when I plugged it in.
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08 Jul 2012   #20
Microsoft MVP

 

I think I'm going to back off giving Linux multi-boot advice until it becomes plain again what interferes with Windows 7 least.

GRUB corruption issues were plentiful for a long while but have decreased so maybe GRUB2 is responsible.
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