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Windows 7: Partition changes causes no hilbernation.

26 Mar 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP


There are more steps given than marking Recovery Active. You must complete all steps to see if it will start after imposing GRUB on the HD.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corruptDNA View Post
Something really looks weird to me in this screenshot. How are you getting so many primary partitions on this disk?

Edit: Just re-read your first post. Wonder if the forcing of creating a new primary partition, on a disk that appears to me already had one too many, is part of the problem. Even if it isn't part of the problem, I wonder what other instabilities would arise...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Something really looks weird to me in this screenshot. How are you getting so many primary partitions on this disk?
Good catch, sibbil. It doesn't appear correct but since Linux is on the 54 gb in this screenshot it might be misreporting one or more partitions. There is a limit of three Primary and unlimited Logical partitions, or Four Primary partitions.

What I would do now is delete the 54 gb and 3gb Primary partitions, then resize the data or Win7 partitions to fill the space. Free Partition Wizard bootable CD can resize to the left if needed, while Disk Management can Extend a partition to the right: Partition or Volume - Extend.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Mar 2012   #14

Windows 10 64 bit

i wouldnt delete the 3 gp partition as it was alone from the very begining when i bought my laptop, so maybe there is something important there? but the 54 gb wasnt allowed till i used another software to make a partition but it failed but instead screwed the primary partition counter.. because after it failed i was somehow magically able to make the 54 gb a partition..

oke guys, so after i marked recovery as active, my 58gb which was not Free, became free.. (see older post for older screenshot of disk management.. ), also changed color to green..
so before i restarted my computer, i didnt understand what a startup repair completely, so i tried to use a "System repair disk ".. so i created one and restarted my computer, but was unfortunately taken to grub rescue, so i decided to use the cd, which was a fail because i got a long number error ..
so since i had no other alternative, i reinstalled ubuntu so i could regain access, but this time when i was installing i used custom install and marked the 58 free gb as swap, and installed the bootloader on the general drive...
so what to do now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP


I doubt whether any of those manufacturer's partitions are going to run now. But you can back up your files from Ubuntu and try running Factory Recovery now from it's hotkey after marking it Active again. Then before installing Linux again perhaps you should ask us here how to go about it first.

If you still want to try repairing Win7 then boot the Repair CD you burned by tapping the one-time Boot Menu key given on first screen at boot to trigger the disk. If not set disk drive first to boot in BIOS setup following these steps: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Then mark Recovery Active and run Startup Repair 3 separate times with reboots in between each, until Win7 starts. If this fails, mark Win7 partition Active and repeat.

If the Repair disk fails then burn a WIn7 installation DVD to try the repairs or go ahead and boot it to wipe the HD to get rid of GRUB corruption to reinstall Win7: At first DVD screen press Shift + F10, type in Command Prompt:
list disk
Select disk # (replace # with Win7 disk#)

Then follow these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything you need to do this is in the blue link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #16

Windows 10 64 bit

actually, the problem is solved, i was able to hilbernate after i installed the new ubuntu..(hilbernate from windows 7) i dont know whether its from marking the recovery as active or by installing the bootloader on another drive, but the problem is solved!! thanks a lot guys, really appreciate it..
but i have one more question, how do you restore the original mbr.. (still using the grub from the installation of ubuntu.. ) should i make a new thread for it or continue in this one??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #17
Microsoft MVP


This explains how to keep Win7 primary with a Linux dual boot: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

To restore the Win7 boot loader, mark Recovery or Win7 partition Active, boot Win7 DVD to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts on its own. However I believe you'll have to reinstall Linux to follow the steps in Barman's post above to keep Win7 primary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2012   #18

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Edit GRUB files

You could edit the appropriate GRUB related files in Linux.
My friend (a Linux expert) helped me do that on my PC, so my default boot OS is W7.

Remember to backup your original config files, BEFORE you start editing them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2012   #19

Windows 10 64 bit

Links for Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Microsoft’s official distributer | Raymond.CC Blog
^^not cracked, you need a key to install..

got a windows 7 64 bit iso from there..
ran startup three times, will post result as soon as its done, lets hope the mbr is restored, cause i dont like seeing grub rescue.. (apparently, the partitions where linux was kept got corrupted.. >.> so first im gonna restore the mbr, backup the files i want, and then install windows again from scratch... (have windows key on back of my computer.. <3 )

Ran it twice, first time didnt fix it, and second time it said that windows cannot fix this problem, so i ran command prompt and wrote
BootRec.exe /fixmbr
and it worked!! it booted...
but do i have to run start up repair again? one more time??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2012   #20
Microsoft MVP


Normally you'd only need to run Startup Repair again if you're using the bootrec command to force it to show an installation to repair. Do you have Win7 booting now?

Now install EasyBCD as shown in Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 to add Ubuntu.
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