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Windows 7: No device driver on window 7 installation

18 Jul 2011   #1

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bits OA
No device driver on window 7 installation


I don't know the terminologies so I may not convey my problem as best as possible. So please bear with me, I will try my best to clarify.

My situation is as follows:

I purchased a HP laptop that has window 7 home premium OA edition pre installed. I decided to shrink my primary partition and install ubuntu on it.

However after ubuntu finish installing. I get a boot error and it leads me to the use the recovery tool. At that point, I am prompt to put in a win 7 cd.

I do just that but there is no response. I also tried to go into the window 7 installation screen but it cannot find any drives.

On the linux live cd however, I am able to see all my partitions on the install screen.

I suspect that I might have installed ubuntu on some important factory config files. Is there anything I can do?

I really appreciate the help, thanks!

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18 Jul 2011   #2

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

Can you still boot to W7? If you cant this might fix the problem with windows7 booting, and maybe ubuntu, but I have no experience with ubuntu except I know it can be a pain :

You could try booting to the w7 dvd and when you get to custom install, click on repair, and see if it fixes the boot screen. If it finds something wrong it will ask if you want it to repair, select yes, and then it will prompt you to reboot -now there should be at least W7.

When you install ubuntu you may have to create a new partition - delete the ubuntu partition, firstly, then recreate it in the empty space.
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19 Jul 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Do you make your HP Recovery Disks?

Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged.

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

But you may need to do a reinstall.

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP - c00810334 - HP Business Support Center
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19 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Make sure Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is marked Active before running the Startup Repairs: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

You can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to mark Active, then click on Win7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab choose Rebuild MBR which might preclude having to do the Startup Repairs.

But GRUB on the same HD can corrupt Win7 beyond repair.

If so you can copy out your files using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then boot Recovery Disks to recover to Factory Condition, or Win7 DVD for your version to clean reinstall with the Product Key on COA sticker: Reinstalling Windows 7
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19 Jul 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello wilan, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look through the information in these tutorial linked below; you probably will need to wipe secure erase the entire HDD first to over-write the Linux corruption and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

Here is a way to get a clean install of Windows 7 if you don't have an actual installation DVD.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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