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So last night my OS(Windows) died on me, my bootmgr went missing(corrupt i guess) and i could not load into windows. I used my brothers computer to download Ubuntu as a temp OS until i get my hands on a windows ulimate ISO.

I began to like Ubuntu so i thought i may stick with it, until it started crashing on me.

Ubuntu itself has crashed atleast 4 times within me typing this question(required me to actually restart my computer and retype this). Now, my computer did not crash as I could still move my mouse but nothing on the os OR the os itself would respond.

Anyway, i have decided to go back to windows now as i did not have half as many problems with windows that i have with ubuntu.

Now, I got my hands on the official windows 7 ultimate from the Microsoft website and used Universal USB installer to make my usb a bootable installer. Now, this worked perfectly for Ubuntu, it ran and installed flawlessly.

On the other hand, when doing this with windows 7 ultimate, it just gets stuck on "Windows is loading files"(It fills up, then freezes). I have read up about this problem and have come to the conclution that my RAM is not working as it should be.

So, as my friend suggested I attempted to try Windows Server 2012 R2, I get passed the "Files are loading" part, but then get left with a completely black screen. No cursor or anything like that.

I have even attempted to run a Windows XP iso which completely failed(Didnt even start up the installer).

If i forgot to mention, i am doing this all from my USB.

Should I just give up on this computer or is there any way i can bring it back from the dead without replacing its RAM?

Thanks!

  • WinUSB is a application for creating a Windows bootable USB flash drive that works in Windows and also in Ubuntu. – karel Nov 30 '14 at 7:01
  • @karel I will attempt an install of win 7 ultimate with it now, will report back. – Oariest Nov 30 '14 at 7:09
  • If I understand correctly, you got Ubuntu working properly, so that indicates that you don't have hardware issues. You described your original problem as a corrupted bootmgr, which is fixable. You are having problems in general loading any OS via USB, which points to a common denominator (which you fixed for Ubuntu). This is way to complex for a single question. Pick one issue (at a time), write a focused question on that, provide basic information about your hardware & procedures, and that would lend itself to being able to help you within the scope of this site. – fixer1234 Nov 30 '14 at 7:09
  • @fixer1234 Indeed, i was able to install ubuntu from USB, but not any windows iso so far. – Oariest Nov 30 '14 at 7:11
  • You have quite a collection of Windows ISOs. I'm assuming you got them from a reliable source (Digital River), so your problem is not that you are trying to install crud. You're aware that you need a license key for the Windows you install or it is likely to stop working (and you shouldn't rely on anything from an unofficial source)? – fixer1234 Nov 30 '14 at 7:16
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Try getting a new usb and running setup again if it doesn't work, you should just give up if you don't want to replace parts or get it looked at.

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