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Windows 7: Issues reinstalling win7 after ubuntu install

20 Jun 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


Before we make any further specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


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20 Jun 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.


Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
You need to do the CLEAN ALL command.

You can do this from the Startup Repair CD:
System Repair Disc - Create
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20 Jun 2011   #13
broeckie27

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi i was able to take a screenshot from my partitions but as my Windows is setup in Dutch i m hoping it makes any sense


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20 Jun 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have used the CLEAN ALL command?
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20 Jun 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

The partition listings seem correct so if Win7 will not start it is likely due to GRUB corruption.

You can attempt to repair it by booting the Win7 Repair CD to run Startup Repair
up to 3 separate times with reboots.

I would first delete the 4gb partition if that is where GRUB was located as it's presence on HD can render Win7 irreparable.

If the repairs fail then wipe the HD as suggested to get rid of GRUB corruption and reinstall Win7: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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20 Jun 2011   #16
broeckie27

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Again thanks so much for your replys i have not done the Clean and i will give this a try right now.
Seriously greatful for all the help

will come back at this for sure
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20 Jun 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No, do not use the CLEAN command, is will not delete GRUB.
Use the CLEAN ALL command, which will delete GRUB.
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20 Jun 2011   #18
broeckie27

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Thanks for the advice and your update

Thanks for the advice and your update
Looking into this
XXX
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21 Jun 2011   #19
broeckie27

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi i just tried booting from My Acer Recovery CD i choose repair settings to default enter the first dvd then the second dvd and Pc hangs simply doesn t do anything . After rebooting I have the Disk grub error and again only with hirens boot i am able to log on booting via harddrive .

After turning down laptop incorreclyt i was able to boot into recovery menu with Dos option where i added in the following commands
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD) -- Here i am only to select partition 1 or partition 2 no C or D
Then after when i tap CLEAN ALL i get an VDS-error - Cleaning up is not allowed on the disk ......

When booting again via Hirens boot using NTLDR -tool it gives me the following information Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: windows root -system32 -ntoskrnl.exe Please reinstall a copy of the above file

Any suggestions are always welcome as ever

as i have 4 recovery cds and i already reinstalled windows 7 once after doing a format Hd with active boot which had me able to logon to windows only when booting from Hirens cd - first boot from dvd then boot from harddrive -
Is there a tool in particular i should use to Format my pc as the first format with A Active Boot cd was not able to remove The Linux Grub?
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21 Jun 2011   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


You have to use a created repair CD to boot the PC and run the commands from there, have a look at these tutorials at the links below.

DISKPART : At PC Startup

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc



Then Step One of this tutorial at the link below for the clean all commands.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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