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Partition types for windows 7 installation [on hold]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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VAIO Laptop not booting Windows - Boots Splashtop OS instead

I am having problems with my VAIO Laptop. It is a E Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT machine. The problem is that it keeps on booting up the Quick Web Access evenn when I press the power button. I ...
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Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
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Windows Loading Stuck

I'm trying to repair a friend's Dell Inspiron 620. It has Windows 7 Home Premium (x32), and we'd like to install Windows 8.1, if possible. However, no matter what I do, it gets stuck in the middle of ...
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How to boot from cd

I've recently bought a hp pavillion 15 n228sl, with Windows 8. I decided to install Windows 7 on it; so, to make a clean install and get rid of all those partition, I downloaded killdisk at this page ...
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57 views

Windows 7 fresh install, not booting but shows a black screen with blinking cursor

Our laptop has two OS installed: ubuntu and windows 7, and it has about 4 partitions: swap,home,root,windows 7. I moved ubuntu to the first partition before windows 7 but I don't have any problems ...
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124 views

Computer takes two tries to boot

I recently upgrade my computer's GPU, PSU, CPU fan, and Memory GPU from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 770 PSU from generic brand to Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze CPU fan from intel ...
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34 views

PC does start but cannot boot from USB/CD

Today I got the problem that the password on one of my PCs doesn't work anymore. I know it's the correct one but the system doesn't accept it. So I thought I'll restore a backup. Now I have to boot ...
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After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...
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11 views

Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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29 views

PC Won't boot from HDD in any sata port

Recently got a new Graphics Card (Sapphire Dual-x Radeon R9 270X), and my power supply should be enough to power it. Other than that nothing has changed in the last 2 years. My PC started turning ...
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1answer
62 views

How to to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?

Is there way to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?(without altering or modification the Windows Boot Configuration Data(BCD)) The same way as boot with bootable ...
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1answer
56 views

remove a boot option from Windows 7 menu (with grub)

I've an old eeepc that was shipped with Windows 7 starter installed, about a year ago (or more) I've installed a Debian/Linux using the Debian installer for Windows, everything went fine or so I ...
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1answer
42 views

What's the easiest method of changing the drive letter of the active/boot drive in Win 7?

I recently bought an SSD to accompany my HDD, and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto it. I then used Drive Manager to change the drive letter of my HDD from C: to E:. Trouble is, I now have ...
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How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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1answer
22 views

dual booting ubuntu and window7

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows7, no problem with Ubuntu but when I take Windows7 option, I have problems in booting, 50% of the times the screen freezes and lines appear on the screen then ...
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1answer
66 views

Residual Ubuntu partitions preventing disc cloning, how to remove?

In my BIOS screen under boot priority, my primary (and until today only) hard disk shows up as two separate disks named ubuntu. This isn't the case when I'm just using windows, and I've never thought ...
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1answer
65 views

Dell Laptop + Samsung SSD 840 Evo: Disk Read Error Occured

This is my second new brand new Samsung SSD 840 Evo as the first SSD had the same problem. I thought it would be the SSD corrupt, but i guess, probably its not cloned properly or partition was not ...
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2answers
49 views

Windows 7 x64 double installed on separate partitions

Recently, through a series of unfortunate and mysterious events, the Windows 8 partition of my Dell Inspiron 1440 came down with a case of knock-off Cryptolocker, and eventually I had to reformat. ...
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1answer
58 views

Toshiba Laptop tells me to insert boot media in selected boot media device and press a key

Around 7 months ago i dropped my pc from knee high on the carpet and it went to a blue screen. When i dropped it i was playing the game black ops 2. In an attempt to fix it I held down the power ...
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52 views

Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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Rescued all files from corrupt HDD partition - how to copy to other drive and make Windows boot again?

Changing the partition size of my C: drive (Windows 7) resulted in a system crash and a completely messed up partition table. I added the drive to another computer, which sees the drive as RAW so I ...
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42 views

WIndows 7' bcdedit.exe: Add Linux Mint Live .iso

How can I add a LinuxMint Live ISO as an option to Windows' boot menu? I tried these but no success: ...
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0answers
33 views

Assistance w/ Dual Booting a Alienware 17 with Windows7 & Kali Linux

I've been redirected here to ask for assistance towards my question. QUESTION: I've found several discussions on dual booting an Alienware17 but they don't relate to my particular setup. Therefore, ...
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1answer
35 views

how to modify Grub or mgr so that I can boot into windows 7 instead of Neogrub

I have installed windows7 in C drive. Now I use easyBCD to install ubuntu. I followed the steps according to an article which teaches how to install ubuntu-windows dual system(not in English, so I ...
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0answers
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Windows hangs on first boot … mostly

I having some strange problems with the windows 7 PC of my mother in law. Mostly every time she starts her PC "after a while" (time is not really specifiable - often about a day) Windows hang up on ...
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17 views

Bootable Windows 7 USB/DVD empty screen

I have Windows 7-32 installed, and i want to install Windows 7-64 version, i have both Bootable USB & a DvD, but each time i restart And boot from them it just takes me to an empty windows screen, ...
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1answer
41 views

Windows 7 not booting. grub bash shell appears

My Windows 7 x64 desktop PC stopped booting after I restarted it. This message appears: drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=1023/255/63, Sector Count/Size=16434495/512 Partition num: 0, active, Filesystem ...
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33 views

Win7: moved hard drive to different computer (similar architecture), now it bluescreens while booting

I've moved a drive containing Win7 64bit to a different computer. The architecture is not too different. The "new" computer (not too new, really) is an AMD FX 4100 quad core, GeForce GTX 560, some ...
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0answers
37 views

Screen broken of my laptop, start with an external monitor

My laptop (SAMSUNG RC 420)screen is broken and the replacement of my screen arrives in three weeks. I'd like to start the laptop with external monitor. I want to know if there is a way to boot from ...
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1answer
21 views

Can I have multiple custom startup configurations in windows 7?

Currently I can only put programs to startup folder and after that all of them will launch every time when I turn on PC. But what if I want several configurations? For example first configuration for ...
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1answer
47 views

Debian grub bootloader can't find windows 7

I have been using Windows 7 for quite a while on my machine in the following configuration. I have three hard drives, all different sizes, with Windows being installed on the largest. This is also the ...
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0answers
38 views

Windows 7 booting and startup repair issues

I have a MSI FR720 laptop with Windows 7 and Lubuntu partions. For quite a while (6 months or so) I've been having issues booting from my hard drive, it'd take me between 5 minutes and several hours ...
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1answer
22 views

How to make a bootable recovery partiion(s) for multiple OS (Linux, Windows…)

I'd like to create a recovery entry in my Bootloader (GRUB in this case). For this I have to create a bootable recovery partition for Linux (say Mint for example) and another for Windows 7 on my ...
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1answer
76 views

ATI radeon hd 5450 Graphics Card Issues

I have an Old Dell Optiplex 755 SFF with an Intel Core 2 Processor (windows 7). Now This can hold a PCI-E x16 port. Now I got an ATI Radeon HD 5450 low profile. I plugged and played and it fits ...
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Deleting an operating system entry from bootloader menu

yesterday I installed Windows 8.1 while I had Windows 7 already installed. Now, once I boot up my laptop, it asks me whether I want Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 booted up. I want that to go away, I want ...
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1answer
42 views

Disable User log on: Ctrl Alt Delete and the user icon?

I'd like to press the start button, leave the room and come back with my desktop up and ready to use. How can I disable all the log on Ctrl Alt Delete and the user icon selection? I'm using a Dell ...
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2answers
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Computer took much longer than normal to boot, and now windows open and close slow

I've got a Sager laptop, a GeForce GTX 680M, an i7, 32GB of RAM, and I'm running Windows 7. My computer recently began to make that sound Windows makes when you plug in or unplug something (The da duh ...
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1answer
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“Windows failed to start” loop with 0xc0000225. No install discs, EasyRE/USB iso hasn't worked

I've been suffering from this "Windows failed to start" loop with 0xc0000225 for 3 days now and I still can't fix it. The major problem is that I don't have any sort of installation disc. However, I ...
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0answers
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Broke my RAID. hp dv4-5100 with 500GB HDD and 32GB SSD

I was having trouble installing Ubuntu, presumably cuz Ubuntu got confused with the RAID configuration of the HDD and SDD. So i found a thread that explained the issue a little, but skipped some ...
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1answer
36 views

Code to delete files during boot

I am developing an antivirus. I want to know how do I schedule to delete a malicious file during system boot (during the black screen itself) if I have already detected the infectious file. Something ...
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1answer
33 views

Hard Drive working incorrectly

I tried to install a second SATA laptop hard drive to my desktop PC, and everything works just fine, I was able to browse the files on it, until I try to format it. Then it started making a high ...
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3answers
130 views

How to make a bootable USB disk for installing Windows 7?

with my new Lenovo E145 I am stuck when it comes to installing a fresh Windows 7/ dual boot device. The laptop has no CD/DVD drive, and had Windows 7 pre-installed. I downloaded an ISO image X17... ...
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1answer
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Windows 7, running 3 apps in sequence with delays on boot

On boot I need to run the 3 following processes sequentially, and optionally define a delay between each 1- launch a node js server 2- launch a browser (shortcut) 3- launch an application In ...
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Trying to restore cloned 1TB HDD to 3TD HDD, no other solutions have worked

So one day my 1TB started to fail, losing many sectors every boot. So I cloned the 1TB hard drive to a 1TB external drive. First problem? The target drive is too small. Fixed that by telling it to ...
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Win7 - Extremely long startup unless I wait on login screen

I have noticed the following problem. When I start up my computer, it loads the login screen normally, then if I enter my password immediately and login, everything is extremely slow for the first 5 ...
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1answer
35 views

How to uninstall windows 7 in dual boot with windows 8? [duplicate]

My pc has 3 partition C, D and E. first i installed win 8 on C and then win 7 in D in dual boot. now how to uninstall win 7 and only win 8 installed.
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Is it safe to install Os X (iATKOS) on top of Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with this configuration : Model : Acer Aspire 5742G CPU : Intel Core i3-380m Ram : 4GB Disk: 500Gb CG : Intel HD & nVidia 610M I already have windows7 and Ubuntu 14 ...