|26 Jul 2011||#1|
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preparing your Desktop stuck - then not genuine message
Hi! So I have an issue where I go to log in and the Preparing Your Desktop message goes on for a long time and the hard drive does not sound busy. task manager shows only 4 processes and will not let me see "all users" processes. I have rebooted onto my install dvd and it said that my disk was missing system property (or something like that). I rebooted and still hanging at the preparing your desktop message. I decided to let it sit for a while (went back an hour or so later). I wiggled the mouse and the light blue screen has the following message in the bottom right corner:
Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine
1 disk with C partition had Vista. Installed Windows 7 (dualboot) into G partition of the same drive. I have finished transferring all of my programs over, so I moved the MBR from C to G (thanks to the help here in sevenforums) and reformatted the C drive.
I installed UBUNTU on different physical drive (using the Bios to determine when I want to boot on the other drive).
I decided to clean up by first drive. Using the boot CD for Partition Wizard, I got rid of the C drive and expanded the G drive to the left. I shrank the resulting G drive a little on the right to let me expand the remaining data partition to the left so that all space is allocated to D (recovery from Gateway), G (Windows 7), and J (data).
I rebooted back and forth between Windows and Unix a couple of times and everything seems fine.
In unix I mounted the J drive and files looked fine. I did NOT mount the Win 7 partition.
Late last night, I went to boot back into Win 7 and I fell asleep at the keyboard waiting for it to reboot/log in. I remember waking up and seeing a message that said something like "You must reboot your system for updates to take affect". I clicked OK to reboot and went to bed.
Now this morning that is what I get - stuck at Preparing your desktop, and now that I have waited long enough, I get the genuine message.. I have tried logging into all 3 accounts that are configured - same thing. I have been running Win 7 for probably a year or more.
Did I lose the geuine (whatever it checks) when I moved the MBR? Or maybe when I resized the Win 7 drive?
What can I do to fix this? I have the original install DVD. Should I roll back whatever change was installed last night? Or do I have to reactivate my license or something like that?
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|26 Jul 2011||#6|
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Well... booting off the DVD, I tried restoring to a previous save point, but no save point is found.
Trying repair shows everything successful... OS Boot is success...
when I boot off the disk, I get the login screen with my user icons. I choose any of the 3 (they all perform the same result), get stuck at Preparing your desktop, press ctl-alt-del and see the menu of 5 items in the middle. When I hit escape, I get the light blue screen witht the not genuine message in the lower right.
I can't get to an activationscreen.
I can boot from the DVD and get a command prompt option (from the DVD). Does that help me?
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