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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not Boot after upgrade from vista

24 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 9.04

Alright, I finally got it working now, I feel rather stupid now that I have figured out what happened. Somehow my monitor was being detected as the second monitor, even tho I only have one monitor, so I managed to get logged in after installing the nvidia control panel, and I now have my "second" monitor set as my first and it works fine now. I have no idea how it is picking up a second monitor however, as the video card has only 1 video output....nonetheless I'm glad it is finally figured out.

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24 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

Glad to hear you got it resolved.

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24 Jul 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP


You never answered if you have had Linux on that HD, because if you did you need to wipe the HD clean of all Linux code or it can interfere with booting Win7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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24 Jul 2010   #14

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Yes, I have seen this before. The graphics get screwy somehow and 7 thinks the main monitor is a secondary.
If you have on-board graphics, you can check the BIOS and disable them. My problem was when I had my TV hooked up and when I unplugged it from my graphics card, I did not have the issue anymore. Finished the install and plugged TV back in, changed the orientation in the graphics control panel and all is good now.

and it did not matter if I switched the ports, it always detected the TV as the main monitor.
I have an ATI Card, so I do believe this is a Win7 Default VGA driver issue. Or something with something stating the main monitior is a secondary, or a high resolution is the main.

It took me about 20 minutes and several retires to figure it out cause it would always start off OK. I had my TV on watching TV, so I switched it over and bam there was the picture I was looking for.

This issue has nothing to do with Linux.
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24 Jul 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP


I didn't say the solved issue has to do with Linux. I said that if Linux was on the HD, it needs to be wiped to avoid future boot problems. We see this all the time here. That's why theog asked.

We learn to look for potential problems here, too.
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24 Jul 2010   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
If you have on-board graphics, you can check the BIOS and disable them.

Never disable on-board graphics in BIOS, if you remove the graphics card for any reason, you can not enable on-board back in BIOS.
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24 Jul 2010   #17

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Ok I will admit I did not think about that,,, however.....

if the video card goes bad, most likely they would replace it.
And you can always reset the BIOS by jumppering it if that is absolutely needed.

It's not the end of the world.

It's an option for this particular problem though.
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