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Windows 7: W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade

12 May 2011   #71
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm using a different USB keyboard but it's going into the pc on the same USB port. Is it worth trying it in another port?


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12 May 2011   #72
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

As was suggested earlier, I bet it's the USB K/B issue, are you able to use any other keys, other than the arrow keys to select different HDDs?
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12 May 2011   #73
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Not that I know of. I'll try it in another USB port.
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12 May 2011   #74
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've put it into a port at the back of the monitor. I'll try the F12 options again BRB
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12 May 2011   #75
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's the next step, the 500GB partition/HDD needs marked Inactive, open an elevated command window and use this outline to mark that HDD/partition as inactive; if you have any questions about this feel free to ask.
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12 May 2011   #76
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well, some success Putting the keyboard through a different USB port has restored keyboard functionality. I chose drive 1 but it wouldn't boot. I got a message saying cannot boot need system disk.
As I say, maybe Linux got wiped last night. However I'm relieved that I can now do a boot from disk. Maybe I should start over and install Ubuntu on that drive.
What do you reckon?
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12 May 2011   #77
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well done, Martin suggested it may be the K/B, well done Martin.


Did you see my post above?
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12 May 2011   #78
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Not sure how to go about that Ted. I know how to do an elevated command prompt. Do you mean copy what you have put in except applied to my 500GB drive?
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12 May 2011   #79
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Something else weird. I just opened Disk Management again and the numbers have changed. Disk 1 is now the 500gb disk. what's going on?


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12 May 2011   #80
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Are you sure you used the one-time menu and not the BIOS to change the boot order?
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