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Question: Acer 7560, windows7, windows xp, dual boot, 4ram, ...

The new upgrade bios 1.07 fd file is not installing from the usb.1. The laptop bios is not booting, cd, usb or hd

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Preferred Solution: Acer 7560, windows7, windows xp, dual boot, 4ram, ...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Could not find a touchpad driver for this Windows 10 upgrade. Any thoughts?

Answer:Acer 7560 32 bit Windows 7, after Windows 10 upgra...

mchow98,
 
Since this system is not listed on the Acer eligible system list, I would suggest to remove the touchpad drivers and let them get installed again, or use the Windows 7 driver we have posted.

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Hi all,a little help needed here again.I originaly partitioned my hard drive and I dual boot with XP and 7.I would like to know how to merge the two partitions back and just use Windows7.Just remember that you are not dealing with a rocket scientest here,hope to make it as easy as possible.Thanx,Tony.

Answer:Dual Boot,XP and Windows7

If you no longer need ANYTHING in the XP partition, boot to the W7 installation and open Disk Management. Format the XP partition, then expand c: to include the free space. Another alternative to disk management is a 3rd party utility such as Easeus Partition Manager.

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Hi there

Hope u can help me. But before I go on, I have searched high and low and can't find the answer to my question anywhere here. Hecne why I am starting a new thread:

I have a PC, with 2 hard drives: Primary HDD, 250Mb, and a secondary drive, 1Tb.

The primary is labelled as 'C''Windows 7'. I have partitioned the secondary drive, into 2 drives: D and E. Called 'D' Windows XP and E my Games drive. D again is about 250Mb and E the rest.

I then proceeded to install windows XP 64bit over my windows 7 64bit. Followed the tutorial here and it all went ok. I have the XP installed, operating fine and my 7 is also working fine. However, I can't get the dual boot display to work correctly at the moment. To boot into XP, I have to hit F12 during boot up and select my second hard drive to boot up. and if I want 7, it boots up by default.

I have modified my BCD registry per tutorial, both in XP and windows7. I get the dual boot message at the beginnig, but when I click on XP, it tells me boot.ini is not correct, failed to detect NTLDR.

Can someone please help me and tell me what to do.
One thing I have noticed is that when 7 loads up, the drives are as they are. But when XP loads up, it renames my C drive to D and my D drive to C. So even though 7 is installed on C drive, when loading XP, it says C is the XP drive! Wierd!

PLease see the attached screnshots. They are pretty much self explanatory, they where all taken with 7 loaded up and not XP.

I woulds appreciate th... Read more

Answer:Help with Dual Boot please - Windows7 and XP

The cleanest dual boot method with separate HD's is via BIOS boot order, or one-time Boot Menu key. This makes HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas Windows-managed dual boot interlocks them.

If you want to use BIOS boot method, then just Remove XP from windows-managed Dual Boot using EasyBCD, set your preferred HD to boot first in BIOS boot order, then use one-time Boot Menu key to boot other drive.

If you still want Windows-managed Dual Boot, Install EasyBCD 2.0 beta to Win7 after doing quick registration to use beta in forum.

Remove XP listing on Add/Remove tab, then add it back, accept boot files, autoconfigures, Save, Restart.

Let us know how it goes.

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I am using Windows7 Ultimate x64 on a Notebook computer and so far OK. However, a network program came from government can run only on x32 of Windows. So that I am planning to have dual boot system now.

I am wondering what will happen on my account and local mail-box.

I have Win7 x64 on C drive and D drive is prepared for Win7 x32.
Q1: C drive has /users directory and my account info is there. What will happen on this directory if I install Win7 x32 with same user name and same password?

Q2: I am using Thunderbird with IMAP server. Can I use same mail-box both from Win x64 and Win 7 x32 time to time? I have moved most of mail to Localfolder.

Answer:Dual Boot of Windows7 x64 and x32

Boot the 32 bit installer to install to the second partition you've prepared.

The installer will configure the Dual Boot Menu. If not, add the other OS using EasyBCD 2.02. EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Whichever Win7 you boot into will see itself as C, as Win7 has made improvements in Dual Booting so that unless you install it from another OS it will always be C when you boot into it.

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Hello,

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04Lts in dual boot on my second drive, but since then I am unable to boot into windows 7 on my first drive. Ubuntu is installed in UEFI like Windows. In my BIOS, I have the two options for my first drive( ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager), Ubuntu works fine but when I select Windows Boot Manager I get error :

Status : 0xc0000225
Info: A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.

When I boot into Ubuntu, I got 3 entries in my GRUB menu : Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi, Windows Boot UEFI loader and Windows Boot Manager(on /dev/sda1)
They all give me the same error when I select them :

file : \windows\system32\winload.efi
status : 0xc0000001
info : The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

I have tried booting in UEFI on a windows 7 installation disk and running startup repairs, but it failed in System files integrity check and repair with failed-error code 0x490.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!

Answer:Dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04Lts can't boot into windows7

Can you please post a screenshot of the menu you have when you boot into the installation disk?

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Hi all I have just joined this forum today because I have a couple of questions about installing Win7. My Gateway desktop has a 250gb harddrive which has Windows Vista SP1 installed on a 70gb C;/(active/boot) partition and a 10gbD/recovery partition and the rest of the drive is Unallocated- and this is where I intend to install Win7. However I don't want it to use all of the unallocated space, so during setup will I be able to limit how much space Win7 can use?
My computer shows these drives: Windows Vista (C
Local Disk(recovery) (D
DVD drive (E
SD/MMC (F
Compact Flash (G
SmartMrdia/xD (H
MS/MS Pro (I
When I install Win7 how will my drive nomenclature change other than it will obviously grow by at least one letter? Can someone on here predict what drive letter Win7 will assign itself and how the others will change?
As i understand it when Win7 installs it replaces Vistas bootloader with it's own and adds Vista to it so one can then ... Read more

Answer:Vista- Windows7 RC1 dual-boot?

Hello ManyBeers, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial below can help show you how to dual boot with Windows 7 and Vista. When you get to step 2, you can specify how much of the unallocated space you want to use to create a new partition with to install Windows 7 on.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi!

I am new to dual boot and centos, can somebody help me on how to set up a dual boot?

my machine: MSI U135dx wind netbook
my current OS: Windows7
my Plan: dual boot windows 7 with centos(Linux)

A step by step procedure will do, thanks!!!!
 

Answer:How to dual boot windows7 and centos

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Installing_CentOS_with_Windows_in_Dual_Boot_Environment
 

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Hello all
I want to install linux along with windows 7 on my Dell studio 15. For this as i have read on the threads that C: drive needs to be shrunk as it is the active partition . And for linux at least 10 GB should be kept as unallocated space . But when i tried to shrink my C: drive then the available space for shrinking is shown to be just 39 MB which is highly insufficient . So , please suggest how to increase this size and install linux on my PC .

Any suggestions are most welcome !!
Thanks in anticipation !!

Answer:How to dual boot windows7 and Linux ?

i would have just pop in the live CD, and use the installer to shrink the space for linux. i shrink or create the partitions inside windows, i let the installer do it, like in ubuntu, it has a slider that you allocate for how much space you want to give for linux, then it creates the needed partition and installs. its that simple!

can you create a screen shot of your disk management to see what u created. right click on computer and choose manage and then click on the disk management on the left.

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I have a Dell XPS720 that came with Vista Home Premium 32bit and 4 GB of Ram. Recently I installed Windows7 Ultimate 64bit on separate Disk and purchased 4 more GB of Ram.Now using Windows7 all the time but when I try to install more than 4 GB of Ram I can not boot up into Windows7. ( when it starts to boot into Windows7 it asks to start normally or repair...... with normal it quits and restarts and with repair it does nothing and i have to force quit) I can boot into Vista 32bit.My Question is how can I get Windows7 to use 8 GB of Ram without starting over reinstalling all the programs and settings.I have been told I should remove the Vista disk and the Windows7 disk and do a single boot clean install of Windows7 and then I would be able use the 8 GB of Ram and the system would be more stable.But then I would have hours and hours of reinstalling programs and settings. I found out I can not just delete the Vista Disk because then I get a NTLDR

Answer:Being able to use 8GB of Ram with Dual Boot Vista 32 and Windows7 64

Hm... When you try to boot using all 8 it give you trouble? the second 4 Gb you ad in might be bad. Try swaping the sticks around and see if Vista 32 can boot with those sticks. You also might want to run a check on those sticks to make sure they are fine.

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I have installed windows 7 recently in another hard disk , beside having windows XP already installed in different hard disk, so I have dual boot system XP& W7,,,, after working with windows 7 , I have found that it so interesting and decided to go on working with it, what I would like to do, is to remove XP , I am afraid if I do so , I might have a problem with system booting , so what I should do, should I use BCD , or W7 DVD, I do not have experience in both of them , so what is the best way of adjusting my boot loader and how I should do it
Geek

Answer:remove xp from dual boot xp&windows7

Do you wish to remove XP to recover the disk space, or do you just want to hide the XP option and boot directly to W7?

To simply hide the XP option do the following in W7

1. right click MY COMPUTER or COMPUTER in the start menu
2. click ADVANCED SETTINGS
3. Click SETTINGS under "Startup and Recovery"
4. set the default OS to Windows 7 and untick "time to display list of operating systems"
5. press OK, OK
6. reboot

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Hello there i have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 dual boot and when i goto ubuntu and turn it on it connects to the internet perfically but when i go back to windows 7 it wont connect no more no matter what u do i tried commands in cmd i tried replacing drivers and everything whats kinda funny stayed up for hours one night and woke in the morning after it was off and connected to the internet on windows 7 would like to figure how to fix this so i can user both OS.They both connect with the same IP address.If u can help it would be much appreciated thanks

Answer:Dual boot windows7 and Unbuntu 12.10 Problem

Oops wrong reply! Sorry

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How to delete old XP partition from my dual boot system. Smaller original hard drive is in 4 partitions XP don't work after upgrades, but Windows 7 continued as normal. I had pretty much abandoned XP anyway, but now it would make sense to delete XP completely, so here is a screenshot of my set-up. Can anyone tell me what to do?

Answer:Deleting old XP Partition from dual boot with Windows7

Show us a screen shot of Windows Disk Management. With any luck, you can simply delete the XP partition, but that picture is needed before you do anything.

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Have a dell latitude e6410 with windows 7 professional I7core. Following instructions from this forum on creating dual boot with xp. Xp disc begins to boot then get message "File \i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded The error code is 7." Found advice to repair registry. Ran a couple free programs. Then read such programs are dangerous to run. Still have problem afraid to run more reg repair programs. Also read message could mean bad memory. But it runs great in windows 7 no problems whatsoever.

Answer:unable to create windows7 and xp dual boot

Don't have specific solution but the conventional wisdom is to always install the oldest version of Windows first then the newer version should be settable for the boot choices.

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I need to Dual boot my acer. I followed the instructions on UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows to create a uefi boot usb drive. I then go into Advanced start up to boot from usb drive.

It starts loading but then hangs on "Starting Windows" I then try to load it through windows 8 and it starts loading copies all files the restarts and the the same thing.

Any idea?

Answer:Windows 7 Dual boot on Acer S3-391 Ultra Book

I would try creating the flash drive again, but no guarantees.

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I installed the latest version of linux mint using USB, and chose 'install along side windows' option. While restarting after installation, the boot loader is automatically loading windows 10, without giving any choice. I can see linux is installed by observing the disk space. Then how to make my PC boot it, or allow a choice ? Looks like this problem is not yet resolved on ACER laptops, as I don't see a straight forward solution across blogs/communities trying to address this problem. I have upgraded to BIOS v 1.37  

Answer:Dual Boot Windows 10<>Any Linux :: ACER ASPIRE E5-...

 http://community.acer.com/t5/E-F-and-M-Series-Laptops/BIOS-Update-Acer-Aspire-E5-573G-792V/m-p/48168...

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to this forum and I am using Windows 8.1. I have an Acer Aspire V5-571P computer with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I want to install my licensed copy of Windows 7 Professional on it as a dual boot to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I have seen that it can be done, but I cannot figure out how to correctly do it. I have already had to re-install Windows 8.1 once from a USB Recovery drive which was not fun. So can someone help me out with this? I'd really like to learn how to do it and get it done. I love windows 7 Pro but I can't figure out how to do it.

I have already turned off secure boot in bios. However, UEFI mode is still active vs legacy bios which is the other mode I have.

Answer:Dual Boot Acer Aspire V5 with Windows 8.1 Pre-installed

You will need both Windows 7 x64 & Windows 8/8.1 installed in Legacy mode.

On some Acer, Gateway, P. Bell, Windows 7 x64 will not install in UEFI mode.

Windows 8 Desktops - How to Disable Secure Boot - YouTube



Enabling the boot device menu







Originally Posted by Acer


On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.

SOLUTION

Enabling the F12 function:

1.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
2.Press the right arrow key to select Main.
3.Use the arrow keys to navigate to F12 Boot Menu, and press ENTER.
4.Select Enabled, and press ENTER.
5.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system.




How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot







Originally Posted by Acer


This article only applies to: Windows 8 Desktops

Bootable media from previous versions of Windows may not be recognized in Windows 8. You can change the Secure Boot setting and it should recognize the bootable device.

Use the following steps to change Secure Boot:

1.Completely shut down your computer.
2.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press Delete to enter the BIOS.
3.Us... Read more

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Howdy everybody!

I'm attempting to Dual-Boot a laptop (Acer Aspire 5002 AMD Turion 64) with MS-Windows 2003 Server and Linux Red Hat version 9 server. It has 512MB of RAM, 1.8 GB AMD64, 100GB disk drive, CD-ROM, USB, but no floppy.

I installed the Windows 2003 first, formatting the entire drive, creating 3 partitions (2 for Windows and 1 for Linux), allowing for a 35 GB partition for Red Hat. The partitions are all in FAT32 and am able to successfully install Red Hat on the given partition. I allow Red Hat to auto-partition within only the 35 GB section. I've also modified the 'boot.ini' file in 2003 to ask which OS to boot to, with Windows as the default.

Everything appears to install and configure correctly, however, I'm unable to boot to the Linux OS (Windows boots fine).

Is there something with this notebook that I'm unaware; something that I should be doing or something it is incapable of doing?

HELP!
 

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I have recently configured my PC which had Windows7 Home Premium 64bit version with dual boot option on a separate partitition with Windows7 Ultimate 64bit. It boots fine with Ultimate version but does not recognize wireless network adapter. I have to problem connecting using OS Windows7 Home Premium version. How to resolve this problem. Please help!

Answer:How do I configure wireless netwk on dual boot PC with Windows7 Ult-64

Download the drivers for your wireless network adapter and install them.

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Hi I have a Vista Ultimate PC which is filling up 250gb nicely so I have bought a new HDD 500gb with the intention of installing windows 7 and hopeing to Dual boot to Either Vista or Win7. I would like to install my Director9 and Pinnacle programs on the new drive and just use that one to edit and store my Movie creations.
I have googled how to do this but it seems a minefield and should I install win7 it will only boot to that unless I partition the new drive and install both Vista and Win7 to give me the option of dual booting.
I dont really want to do that as I have everything on the old vista drive and dont want to loose anything from it. I know I could partition and still have the vista drive as a back up drive but really would like both operating systems on seperate hard drives and be able to choose which operating system to boot to. i.e Vista for my day to day and website maintainence, and Win7 to edit and store my movie creations and slide shows etc.
Also if I re-instal Vista on a new partition won't I have to instal all my windows updates again?
Can anyone please help me Dual boot two two dives? one using Vista already installed, and one newly installed empty 500gb drive, or alternately inform me that it just cannot be done and the only way to do it is to partition the new drive and install both operating systems on the one drive.
Thanks in anticipation of your much appreciated replies. M

Answer:dual boot Vista and Windows7 with two hard drives

Boot from Windows 7 DVD
Make absolutely sure that you choose the ?Custom (advanced)? installation option, so you're able to select the second HDD. Be careful, you run the risk of installing over your old operating system along with all of your data if you select the wrong partition.
W7 will alter the boot files on the C: drive and give you a menu so you will be able to choose to boot from Vista or W7

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I had Windows7 installed on C:/F:. I had my data files stored on D:. Now I installed WinXpProfSp3 on E:.

From when I installed WinXpProfSp3, I can log on only in WinXpProfSp3. Win7 Is no more accessible now.

I may add I am below average end user with not much knowledge of software.

Any suggestions Sirs ?

Answer:Dual Boot solution for Windows7/WindowsXP needed

Download EasyBCD install it. You will need Net Framework 2.0 SP1 or higher installed also. Open EasyBCD and add an Windows 7 entry Make sure you select the drive Windows 7 is installed on, like shown on the image. Click Add Entry Go to the Edit Boot Menu select your default OS by check marking which one you want to be the default, then make sure the t"boot default OS after options is selected 30 seconds etc...

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It appears my hard drive is done. I will try to spend time recoverring any data using some Linux tools but based on the sector scan hitting 10% with 900 sectors considered bad, I am just hoping for some files. If I were to replace this HD with an SSD, is there a way to get this this with the preloaded stuff that was previously on the Acer? I am fine with Windows 7 and may upgrade to Win10 but it wasn't an issue. I guess I'm looking to see if the cost to keep the laptop is worth buying a new HD or would it likely be cheaper to buy an entire new laptop because it would come preloaded with an OS.

Answer:Acer Aspire 7560 Hard Drive

the only way is to buy Acer erecoveri disks if still available for your model: Acer recovery mediaif you are in the US you can buy it:http://us-store.acer.com/erecovery/rcd/ if you are outside the US, you must call/email your regional Acer support service:http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/

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Hello I have recently purchased an Acer Revo One RL85. It came pre-installed with Windows 8 which I have upgraded to Windows 10. I chose the option to use a separate installation USB stick. I repartitioned the drive to leave room for ubuntu linux. The Windows 10 installation was fine. In the space left over I installed Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (I was able to boot from a USB stick). The installation was fine. When booting, I am not presented with any way to choose the operating system to launch - I am only presented with the "Windows Boot Manager". I have searched various other forum threads and there is mention of "trusting" the Ubuntu EFI boot files. All the forums indicate that I need to enable a Supervisor Password in the BIOS (which I have). Doing so should, apparently, allow me to navigate to the Ubuntu Linux EFI files with the "Boot" tab in the BIOS. This facility does not appear to be available. The BIOS version is as follows: System BIOSVersion: P11-A1Build Date: 01/09/2015 EC FirmwareVersion: 1.02Build Date: 01/12/2015 I can supply further details (e.g. partition layout; files installed into the UEFI partition etc) if required. Thanks

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Hello I have recently purchased an Acer Revo One RL85. It came pre-installed with Windows 8 which I have upgraded to Windows 10. I chose the option to use a separate installation USB stick. I repartitioned the drive to leave room for ubuntu linux. The Windows 10 installation was fine. In the space left over I installed Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (I was able to boot from a USB stick). The installation was fine. When booting, I am not presented with any way to choose the operating system to launch - I am only presented with the "Windows Boot Manager". I have searched various other forum threads and there is mention of "trusting" the Ubuntu EFI boot files. All the forums indicate that I need to enable a Supervisor Password in the BIOS (which I have). Doing so should, apparently, allow me to navigate to the Ubuntu Linux EFI files with the "Boot" tab in the BIOS. This facility does not appear to be available. The BIOS version is as follows: System BIOSVersion: P11-A1Build Date: 01/09/2015 EC FirmwareVersion: 1.02Build Date: 01/12/2015 I can supply further details (e.g. partition layout; files installed into the UEFI partition etc) if required. Thanks

Answer:Acer Revo RL85 Dual Boot - Windows 10 & Ubuntu Lin...

Hi JP......In a few words, did you manage to get this sorted ? I'm in the same position. I can get the machine to work running from a USB stick, and I can get the thing to run only Ubuntu, resettng the UEFI restores Windows, but getting the Dual Boot to work is eluding me.P.

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Trying to dual boot Linux Mint 17.2 with Windows 10 on Acer Aspire E5-771G. I understand that UEFI will not allow this. I have set a supervisor password and in "boot" have changed from UEFI to legacy, but when i reboot, it wont boot to windows. It tells me to insert a bootable disk to continue. When I change back to UEFI, everything works properly. Is it possible to dual boot Linux with windows 10 on this laptop? Thanks Dennis

Answer:Dual boot Linux and Windows on Acer Aspire E5-771G

you can install linux mint under UEFI without any issue:http://linuxbsdos.com/2014/06/11/how-to-dual-boot-linux-mint-17-and-windows-8-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firm...http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-mint-17-hands-on-with-uefi-secure-boot/ you just need to have enough space on your HDD, create a proper Linux partition, install it and then remember to press F12 at each boot to choose the OS you need.

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Hello, everyone. What an abundance of help there is here. I might say too much as all the threads I've looked at trying to find my precise issue has left me scratching my head. Without a doubt folks here are far more knowledgeable than I.

I bought a laptop about 2 years ago second hand and it had Vista on it. I took it to a shop and asked if they would please put on Windows 7. Because of cost constraints, I had to go with Windows 7 Upgrade though I really wanted a full Install. They set it up for me and it ran flawlessly all this time. I have since bought an XP Pro/SP3 and Windows 7 Home Premium and started to faithfully follow the instructions found here on how to get these 2 OSs to dual boot. Thread - Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP. Here are my System Properties.



This is what it looks like after successfully installing Windows 7 to what I intended to be C: drive. I do so hope that's the case. I am including a couple other screenshots so experts here can confirm this or not.





I found threads here referring to hidden drives and Restore partitions and material that wasn't clear enough to such a computer newbie as myself. I don't understand what to do with those 2 little Volumes or even fully understand what they are for. For all I know they aren't relevant anymore since they may refer to Vista/Windows 7 Upgrade instead of the full version I now have. Advice and explanation here would be much appreciated. Please though, write it for a simpleton. I al... Read more

Answer:Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop

In latest screenshot: E=DVD, F=reomovable (maybe usb stick or floppy drive). Both unimportant now.
C= boot drive with bootmenu. also win7. You made screenshot in win7 (must be ... winxp doesn't work).

D=where you want winxp to be installed?

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After upgrade to Windows 10, bluetooth facility dissapear in my Acer Aspire 7560-7657 notebook..not getting bluetooth icon in device manager.....how I get back the facility??

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i have an acer aspire 7560 that shows a white screen when i try to boot up. can anyone help me fix this problem?

Answer:acer aspire 7560 white screen on startup

Hi,1. When Do you get white screen after the Acer logo or before,.2. Remove the battery, Power dord & Hold the Power buttomm down for about 30~,. check if that helps.

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Hi,  I'm looking to replace the optical drive in my Acer Aspire 7560 series laptop.  The original drive is a Phillips Model : DS-8A5SH17C. I tried Google, but was only able to find a couple that were used.  I'd prefer to have one that is brand new, though I'm not sure how likely that would be considering they were manufactured so long ago.  I'm also looking for a back cover that would allow me to utilize the second hard drive bay found inside my laptop, since it's not possible to close with the original back cover once a second drive is in place.   Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I had a dual boot system. Windows 7 Home and Windows 7 pro on 2 separate hard drives.
The main hard drive crashed with Windows 7 Home and had to be replaced.
When I put the OS cd in the cd drive and boot off of the cd drive (using the escape key and set to boot from the cd drive), the computer shuts down and the cd is not read and I am unable to reinstall Windows 7 Home on my PC.

Answer:Unable to reinstall Windows7 Home dual boot 2 drives 1 drive replaced

Hello neighbor

Does the PC ever shutdown if you enter W7 Pro ?

Windows 7 does not fit on a cd, only a dvd, but I`m sure you meant DVD.

Where did you get the install dvd from ?

Did you create it yourself ?

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Hello, can anyone direct me to all drivers for this laptop please? I looked at one page here but it is only showing a "Touchpad" driver?
 
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

Answer:Need win7 drivers for Acer Apsire 7560 Series Model P7YE5?

Hello there,
 
You can have Windows automatically download recommended drivers for your device through "Windows Update". Follow these simple steps: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/update-driver-hardware-isnt-working-properly#update-driver-hardware-isnt-working-properly=windows-7
 
Hope this helps! 

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why does my acer windows7 say failure configuring reverting changes do not turn off computer . i cant do any thing with at all just stuck there

Answer:why is my acer windows7 saying Windows updates reverting chs

What were you doing when this message appeared?How long has it been saying this?What likely happened was Windows 7 attempted and failed updating itself, and is now trying to go back to it's last known good configuration. If you truly believe that the computer is stuck, it may be necessary to force it to shut down. If you don't believe you are qualified to make that call, I would suggest contacting Acer or a local computer store. To shut it down, all you have to do is hold the power button for about 5 seconds. First, try booting into safe mode:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...From there, I suggest running various things such as SFC and CHKDSK:http://www.w7forums.com/threads/how...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833Then, reboot and use the Last Known Good Configuration:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...If you are unable to boot in either of these modes, you will have to boot from your Windows 7 installation disc (contact Acer if you never received one). It should have some various disk checking utilities, hopefully these will fix your problems. If all else fails, you may have to boot from a Linux Live CD, recover what files you can, and reinstall Windows 7. Of course, if you regularly back up your computer, you can just restore it using that...User Info Page Biography for full specs.

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Hi I have an ACER ASPIRE 5536G laptop.I would like to upgrade OS from Windows Vista to Windows7 Do you think i will have any issues?I've run the Windows 7 Upgade advisor and they say it should be fine. 

Answer:upgrade from windows vista to windows7 for acer as...

Do it! no issues at all and it's also supported by Acer:http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/1088;-;Aspire%205536G

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I have an ancient computer that I've been upgrading ever since my old good one blew up during a lightning storm. Anyway, I've reached the peak of what I can get for upgrades without needing to order via an online store like TigerDirect. It is an Acer Aspire T320 and my problem is this: I used to be able to play one of the only 3 MMORPGs I ever played extensively perfectly fine when I had nothing but the onboard Intel 82865G graphics. Now, however, it won't run with my new upgraded video card because according to the devs the game has issues with my cards chipset. So I'm trying to figure out how to dual boot using the Acer recovery disks I got with my system so I can have one partition with the Intel drivers and one with my new cards drivers. But the big problem(s) I'm having are the fact that I have no way to install any windows version other than with the recovery disks, I have no Windows 98 boot disk to fdisk a partition, I have no partition manager program, the recovery disks give me 2 options "Use existing partition Drive C:\" and "Create different partition" however, the second option doesn't actually let me create a second one it just rewrites the first one, and lastly Acer tech support can't help me because my warranty is expired (I could've told them that if they had bothered to mention the fact that I need a valid warranty to use email support too) and they redirected me to an "Answers by Acer" phone number that I'm not even going to bot... Read more

Answer:Acer Dual Boot issue...

You wont be able to accomplish what you want. Not because of the dual boot thing but because your plan is flawed. You cant just install your old Intel Drivers and have them work with your new graphics card like it would before. It doesnt work that way.

You would need the proper drivers so that you could see something on screen. If you tried to install the Intel Drivers and they did not match the onboard video you would lose video. Then you couldnt see to play the game.

So you dont have much choice in the matter. There is no way you can just plug in your old drivers and have them work.

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Hi,Somebody knows how to install ubuntu in these laptop?There is some guide or something like that?Thanks!

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WIndows 7 premium home version on a lenovo laptop freezing at splash screen. I can boot into safe mode just fine. Whereby I have to run a system restore back to an older date but the issue still comes back up and this seems to be especially true when trying to wake it from sleep mode. beyond the appcrash is there something else i should upload to help diagnose issue?

Answer:windows7 wont boot past windows splash screen - will boot to safe mod

A hasty fly by...
See if the link is of help.

Windows 7 won't boot after welcome screen. - Microsoft Answers

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Hi,

I am planning to help a friend who had an issue with her laptop an Acer Aspire 4752G. I recently had to use the Acer eRecovery Management because her unit went berserk and could not boot after a visitor had inserted a usb stick. Well it's all okay now and have recovered a default factory image now.

Now she was asking me if I could make it a dual boot system. One thing good about it is that if the main partition cannot boot you can always boot to the other (well that's in my case with my desktop prior recovery via Acronis or Paragon HDM12).

Now this laptop came with the stock OS Windows 7 Basic which is licensed including all the software that came bundled with it. Now I plan to partition the 500GB hdd to 3 partitions. Let's say, (A) with the Windows 7 Basic and (B) with Windows 7 Ultimate and (C) just a logical drive for files/documents etc. Will use EasyBCD and iReboot from Neosmart Tech for booting.

Will there be anything wrong if that was the arrangement? I mean the 2nd partition to boot with Windows 7 Ultimate? What happens to the System Reserved of the laptop? Have not yet done a dual-boot with a Basic and Ultimate that is why I asked this...

I'd also like to ask you guys for help for anything that I need to check and have prior undertaking her wishes. Please do share some thoughts and input to me as I do not need to boink this one for her.

Thanks and a Happy New Year to you guys too!

Answer:Dual boot Acer Aspire 4752G

I really don't see the benefit in dual-booting Starter and Ultimate. Just format the HDD, install Ultimate, and then create a 2nd partition for data.

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In order to use some of the nvidia SDK Developpment kit (ex. Deep Learning DIGITS) it's required to install Linux.To much performance penalities with a VirtualBox and cannot access some functionalities.Seems that Graphics Card nvidia GTX-1060 work only under EUFI so cannot set boot to Legacy. Cannot boot into linux after successfull installing it, always boot Windows 10 or show error that cannot cannot boot the media ask to check biosHere my procedure:In WindowsDownloaded Ubuntu 17.04 64bitsPlugged an 16GB USB flash drive formatted FAT32Created USB Flash linux image with Win32  Disk ImagerDisabled fast boot and intel rapid technologyReduced SSD Win partition with Disk ManagementRebootedPressed Del to enter BIOSSet the BIOS BOOT passwordDisabled Secure Boot.Changed boot order to have USB flash first Save & ExitSuccesfully Boot Linux with USB flash(cannot be used has an dev environment because we cannot save or change system, kernel, or set proprio nvidia driver)Performed install on freed partition has ext4 on SSDDid not restart after installOpened an terminalInstalled efibootmgr withsudo apt-get install efibootmgrdisplayed order with:sudo efibootmgrchanged order of boot with:sudo efibootmgr -o 3,0,1,2rebootedTried in Win to hold shift key will rebooting to see and play with availables optionsTried Legacy only in BIOSTried to install linux on second drive HDDDid not try TPM.Tried, tried and tired now.  

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Hi!
I have an Acer Aspire Laptop which has Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. The HDD is 320Gig and there is only one Drive (C:\ of 285GB size) which has about 150GB free space remaining. Now I want to create a partition and have a dual-boot without disturbing the existing Win 7 and its user configurations. Is there any way I can create a partition to install another OS or is formatting the Hard-drive and starting afresh the only option? Pls Help!

Answer:How To Setup Dual-Boot on Acer Aspire

Hello Airywind, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing the full layout of your HDD. This way we will be able to give you the proper advice.

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I am new here. Been working on a few issues I had with my desktop.Earlier today, I did an analysis with a scan, 'Crucial', to work out if my desktop had room for more RAM. It told me that it had 2RAM installed in one slot, that the 2nd slot was empty, and would provide room for adding more RAM.It also told me that the system  Max Memory is 8RAM (2  slots for 2 banks of 1).Since I hoped I could upgrade to 8 RAM, with 4 RAM in each slot I thought I had solved the problem.The Crucial analysis came up with suggested compatible stick Crucial 2GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM CT5509724DDR3 PC3-12800 ? CL=11 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR3-1600 ? 1.5V ? 256Meg x 64 ?This is only an extra 2 RAM.Then later I received a link for a place which specialises in RAM upgrades, and it told me that this model of pc only can have max of 4RAM. What is correct? Can my current PC be upgraded to an 8RAM memory (4RAM in each slot), or is  4RAM (2RAM in each slot) the max?If it can have 8RAM afterall,   how do I find a compatible set of  4RAM memory sticks as I have only been given suggestions for the 2RAM stick.Thank you so much in advance for any help you can provide.Hanneke

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When I turn on my acer aspire one, it first boots on Android. Android was its main operating system. In Android, there is a button to switch to Windows. I rarely use Android and I wanted to make Windows to be booted first. I saw this option in 'msconfig' and I changed it. It worked! Now, whenever I turn on, Windows boots up first. But now, I wanted to use Android but I cannot see the option on msconfig again .

How do I boot Android now?

Answer:Acer Aspire One Happy Android Dual-boot

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

Take a look in eRcovery, there may be a option to reset boot for Android.





You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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Hello all, from a new subscriber,I have recently purchased the ACER Aspire X3200 Desktop PCI am running Win 7 Ultimate - 32bit.I have tried to install a dual boot using Win 7 Ult & XP Home Premium.I know how to do this as I have done it before on other desktops.I have formatted the drive & re-partitioned it with at least 2 partitions with plenty of room in which to install both operating systems on separate partitions.Howerver, when I tried to install the XP OS it refused to allow me to do it and when I installed Win 7 Ult onto the 1st partition and then tried to install the XP OS onto the 2nd partition I was not allowed to do this.I assumed that I was able to install a dual boot system on any PC provided I had the necessary partitions & space.Can anyone please shed any light as to why I cannot install a dual boot system on this particular make & model of desktop.All advice & help will be greatly appreciated.Happy weekend all.John(plutus1947)

Answer:ACER Aspire X3200 Desktop - Dual Boot Problems

Guide to doing this here click here

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Actuall I was trying to dual boot Kali linux 2016.2 on my Acer E5-573g laptop (I have Windows 10 installed). After complition of installation I used easyBCD to alter bootloader option as I was not receiving dual boot option and the grub loader was also not working. Even then the Kali linux didn't load, instead it gave an error on black screen as NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr not found. I have tried  using live CD to reinstall Grub loader but it didn't work either.The BIOS version is V1.3. I have already followed almost all the procedures and solution available online i.e.either on google or on youtube, almost every site possible but I am unable to solve it. So, could you please teach me to resolve this problem. It would be really nice of you if you could give detailed procedure for this as I am quite new to Linux.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Re: Dual boot issue in Acer E5-573G with Kali Linu...

https://rufus.akeo.ie/ http://community.acer.com/t5/E-F-and-M-Series-Laptops/BIOS-Update-Acer-Aspire-E5-573G-792V/m-p/48168... http://community.acer.com/t5/Linux/Ubuntu-on-E5-573G-71L9-black-screen-after-menu-on-Live-USB/m-p/40...

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Hello Everyone ,

i was wondering if anyone could help me in this matter :
i have windows7 and Redhat on my Laptop , i have removed and reinstalled the Windows7 last night and after that lost the Dual boot option , in fact the system is booting on windows7 and there is no option to chose linux ,

as far as i know , i should edit the msconfig file which i tried and couldn`t make it dual boot ,

Please check the attachment file ,

Thank you

Answer:dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot

Read this: Fixed Windows - But Now Grub is Gone?

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 7/10 dual boot breaks dual boot

Originally Posted by Carsomyr


I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!



This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

Read it and ask any questions, lots of members know this stuff and can help guide you if you need it.

Make sure you're reading the information on BCDedit - that's the tool for Win7 and higher.

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I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 7/10 dual boot breaks dual boot

Carsomyr said:

I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!



This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

Read it and ask any questions, lots of members know this stuff and can help guide you if you need it.

Make sure you're reading the information on BCDedit - that's the tool for Win7 and higher.

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configure acer aspire one (d250) to boot directly into windows.

Hi guys, I've recently upgraded from windows 7 starter to ULTIMATE!!!
I appear to have lost the control panel option to configure my netbook to boot directly into windows (loads android first). I can hit F9 when I get the BIOS screen to achieve this, but I would like to boot windows as the default OS.
Previously, I think this was achieved using an acer control panel option. I no longer appear to have any. I've installed the "launch manager", but this doesn't have any options...

Any ideas how I can acquire this configuration feature again?

I've tried setting the other IDE as first boot via BIOS, but this appears to have no effect.

Any info MOST APPRECIATED.


Cheers

Jonny

Answer:acer netbook upgrade to w7 ultimate, no dual boot config option

Do you use the Windows 7 DVD to upgrade or anytime upgrade?

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So some time ago I completely wiped my hard drive (including the recovery partiton) to installl Linux OS. Now I've decided to switch back to Windows as I'am fond of Windows 10. Anyone know if it is even possible to recover my prodcut key so I can activate this verision of Windows 10. I am pretty sure there is no way to recover it through my computer but was wondering if Acer has a record of it somewhere and will release it to me. Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:asprie 7560 windows key

Assuming you can get the key, and you at least had Windows 7 Home Edition that originally came on your machine, you will need the installation setup for windows before you can get a certified version that will allow you to upgrade to Windows 10.If you had Vista or prior, you will not be eligable to upgrade.

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So some time ago I completely wiped my hard drive (including the recovery partiton) to installl Linux OS. Now I've decided to switch back to Windows as I'am fond of Windows 10. Anyone know if it is even possible to recover my prodcut key so I can activate this verision of Windows 10. I am pretty sure there is no way to recover it through my computer but was wondering if Acer has a record of it somewhere and will release it to me. Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:asprie 7560 windows key

Assuming you can get the key, and you at least had Windows 7 Home Edition that originally came on your machine, you will need the installation setup for windows before you can get a certified version that will allow you to upgrade to Windows 10.If you had Vista or prior, you will not be eligable to upgrade.

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Hi,

I have a VAIO laptop that froze a few days ago during internet browsing and not won't boot up into windows.

I have tried the startup repair with no success. I read another thread where someone was having a similar problem and it turned out to be avast anti virus. I don't run avast - I do however have AVG and have heard that can also be a problem.

I can get into the command prompt by using the Windows DVD to boot or also by going through the repair menu. I have run a chkdsk /r /x and also chkdsk /f /x but neither resolved my issue.

I have seen some awesome advice on the threads here and hoping someone can walk me through some diagnostics to hopefully get this resolved.

Thanks very much!

Answer:SONY VAIO Windows7 won't boot into windows

I also did this below and it did not fix anything
C:
cd windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config>ren default default.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren sam sam.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren security security.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren software software.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren system system.old

C:\windows\system32\config>cd regback

C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy default c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy sam c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy security c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy software c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy system c:\windows\system32\config

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hello,
i have some questions regarding dual booting windows 7 home premium x64 with linux fedora 14 on dual independantly dedicated drives. i am a college student with moderate computer (windows) knowledge but am doing software development and would like to play around with some linux for a class. i have no prior experience with linux and have minimal knowledge of operation. i am currently running windows 7 and would like to keep it as my primary os. i do not wish to share media files across drives or os's, windows does that just fine as is and i dont want to get into a third drive. my current drive is a 1tb wd black caviar hdd. it is also currently 2/3rds full and the desktop is about 6 months old so i would rather not partition the drive for a dual boot. i would think that there are some other advantages for the os's operating independantly off their own drives other than if one hdd dies i should still have the other with its os still ok. i have read some topics about RAID configs with dual boot setups with dual drives like this but am not very familiar with RAID. is there a RAID config that would be beneficial in this situation? i currently do not have a RAID card. my tower internals are not very accessible and i dont like the idea of disconnecting drives depending on which os i want to operate. so what would be the best way of going about this? this is a near future project so i am looking for someone with some experience in this area hopefully.
thanks - garrett

Answer:windows 7 and linux fedora dual boot with dual drives

Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

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I managed to mess up my Windows 8.1 factory install almost as soon as I unboxed my Y50-70 with a couple of boneheaded moves. I was able to restore Windows from a downloaded USB image from Microsoft and the BIOS Windows key on the laptop. So far so good. The boot is on /dev/dsa1 as fat32. I have a suspicion that the system when installed was in a different location from the factory. The reason for my suspicion is the following. When trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, Ubuntu cannot see the Windows OS. I have tried shrinking the Windows partition using the windows partition utility. I have also changed the unallocated space from shrinking to ext4 using GParted. Do I need to change the Windows boot location or change the BIOS boot type to get Ubuntu to see it should install alonside Windows?

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?
 

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Hi

If everything goes well I'll be building my first gaming desktop later this year.
One of the scenarios I'm considering is having 4 hard disks and two OSs,
a1, a2, b1, b2
the a disks would be 128 SSDs each with its copy of Win7,
the b disks would be 1 TB HDDs with data.

I want a1 (when I boot with it) to recognize only b1, the same with a2/b2.
In sum, I want one of the data disks not to be seen/accessed by the "other" OS.

Is this possible, and if yes how?

Regards

Answer:Windows 7 dual boot dual disks

Just remove the unwanted drive letters in Disk Mgmt and it will not be seen in Explorer.
During install of each OS, unplug all other drives. Set preferred OS to boot first in BIOS setup, then trigger the other OS SSD using BIOS Boot Menu shortcut key.
If this isn't to your liking install EasyBCD to add the secondary OS to a Windows Boot Menu. This way the drives will still be independently bootable to come and go as you please. They would not if you leave the other one plugged in during install.

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I have a HDD partitioned three ways. For this thread i'll call them A, B and C.
On 'A' is Win XP, on 'B' is Win 7 64-bit and on 'C' is Win 7 32-bit. It will only let me boot into XP or Win 7 32.
I would like to boot into or have the option to boot into Win 7 64.
Is it possible to have the option of all three? Not that i want to boot into three at the same time, but just to have the option.
Can anyone help please??

Answer:Boot Options : Windows XP / Windows7 32-bit / Windows 7 64-bit

Originally Posted by PC_Head I have a HDD partitioned three ways. For this thread i'll call them A, B and C.
On 'A' is Win XP, on 'B' is Win 7 64-bit and on 'C' is Win 7 32-bit. It will only let me boot into XP or Win 7 32.
I would like to boot into or have the option to boot into Win 7 64.
Is it possible to have the option of all three? Not that i want to boot into three at the same time, but just to have the option.
Can anyone help please?? Firstly one question why do you need 7 in 64 & 32 bit? If you have a 64 bit system then you want to install the 64 bit version and if you have a 32 bit then you want the 32 bit. If your BIOS set up is set up for mulit booting then it should find the operating systems, but it may only find XP and 7 in the 32 bit. If you want to boot in the 64 bit then I would suggest that you do that via an external drive

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Hello all, new here, my pc config is intel quad 6600, 4gb ram, 2 320gb hd, OS is XP Pro with SP2. Okay I heard people speek highly of Vista and no so highly so I decided to give it a shot and make my own decision.
XP was installed a few weeks ago and is on disk 1 50gig partition, created another 75 for E:Vista Ultimate and have 175 unallocated for now. My other drive is just for games.
At first I used the remaining 250 for Vista the first time. Everything loaded fine was online with Vista was updating drivers and then I rebooted to finish the install for some drivers and the boot options never came up it booted right to XP.
I looked at the partitions and it shows Vista there so I looked in XP boot.ini and it shows:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
I checked around and people said to add Vista to it so I did and added this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate" /fastdetect

It gave the options to now choose one but when I choose Vista the screen goes blank
no cursor or anything, display is 1280x960 someone had suggested that already... Read more

Answer:Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options

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Hi, My attempt to setup my X1 Yoga (20FQ) laptop to dual boot windows 10 and fedora 24 failed and I am not able to boot on windows anymore  More specifically I installed fedora 24 while already having a windows 10 setup. During the installation the fedora installation manager has configured the partitions for dual boot. The installation was successful but to my surprise the grub 2 entry for the windows 10 didn't work anymore.  I inspected the partitions and found that the windows are untouched. However the ' /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi' file is missing from the boot partition. I think I need to recover it so that I am able to boot again to windows. Do you know how I can recover the file? I noticed that there was no windows 10 installation disk in the X1 packaging. Also what's the right setup for dual booting the two operating systems? Regards, Kostas  

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I bought a new computer with vista home install and I upgraded with windows 7 (my intention was never tu use vista) I create a partition
and try to install my XP professional so i could use both os. I booted from my CD like allways start copyng the file and then will not let me install the XP (blu windows with stupid remarks error 0000etc) is somebody help me please!!!!

Answer:BSOD when dual installing XP with windows7

Install them in order from oldest to newest, you can't go Vista > 7 > XP

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I have recently uninstalled Vista (more problems than I can possibly list here) and reinstalled Windows XP. I am using 2 Acer AL1917W monitors and a Radeon X1600 Series Video Card. When using this same equipment with Vista, both monitors work using the recommended 1440 x 900 resolution. Now that I am using Windows XP, only monitor #1can be set at 1440 x 900. If I set the monitor #2 at that resolution, I receive the error "Input Not Supported" and the best resolution I can get is 1280 x 960. There are no drivers for these monitors on the Acer site.

Can anyone help??
 

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Hi, can someone please give me a step by step guide for Step1 - C ? IF YOU ARE IN DOS / FREEDOS I have burned the driver files as a data DVD but don't know how to run the disk and downgrade the bios in dos and the model I have came with no windows os

thank you

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/41741-downgrade-8-7-acer-aspire-axc-603g-uw31-i-need-help.html

PS I can't reply in the original topic for some reason that's why I made this one

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Hey,

Since I changed my default laptop 2x 1gb ram to 2x2gb from kingston I get random bluescreens, sometimes in the first seconds watching a vid with vlc, sometimes when I haven't touch the laptop and start moving the mouse, and some other situations. 9 hour memtest shows no errors, haven't tried them separately.
Going back to my old ram (which was fine before) is not an option, since it makes starting 32 bit programs impossible (something about syswow64). BIOS update won't work while in w7 & the boot cd's I made keep loading..

I'm up to date with Acer's w7 64 bit drivers..

Specs:
Acer Aspire 5920G-302G16N
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T7300 (2.0 GHz)
Intel Crestline-PM PM965
Kingston 4GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (New)
1GB Intel Turbo Memory
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT TurboCache
160GB HDD

Thanks,

Answer:BSOD: Windows7 Ult.64, since 4gb ram, Acer 5920G

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Koen


Hey,

Since I changed my default 2x 1gb ram to 2x2gb from kingston I get random bluescreens, sometimes in the first seconds watching a vid with vlc, sometimes when I haven't touch the laptop and start moving the mouse, and some other situations. 9 hour memtest shows no errors, haven't tried them separately.
Going back to my old ram (which was fine before) is not an option, since it makes starting 32 bit programs impossible (something about syswow64). BIOS update won't work while in w7 & the boot cd's I made keep loading..

Specs:
Acer Aspire 5920G-302G16N
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T7300 (2.0 GHz)
Intel Crestline-PM PM965
Kingston 4GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (New)
1GB Intel Turbo Memory
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT TurboCache
160GB HDD

Thanks,


Hi and welcome

With only one BSOD and very little info in it. I am going to have to be more general than I would like. This kind of crash can be caused by three things. Hardware (incompatible or bad), Software (the OS or other), and memory.
Since you have already run memtestx86 I would start by upgrading the drivers listed below. They are 3 years old and I suspect you didnt do a clean install whan you upgraded to win 7

Run a system file check to verify and repair your systems files. You may need to run it more than once. Run it untill the replort generated says no errors found.

If you are overclocking STOP
If you have a raud updat... Read more

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I have a problem, I can not control the screen scroll with the mouse pad. I is very distracting to complete any task. Can you offer me advice to lock my screen. 

Answer:Hi, I am Diane. I have an Acer 5250 with Windows7.

Hi Diane,Could you please provide more info of the issue?

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The specs of my current comp:
TV Tuner, nVidia GeForce 9600 GT 512 Mb, 2 identical 19" monitors Acer AL1917 (resolution is 1280x1024, connected via DVI, which gives the total resolution 2560x1024)

For several years I've used Windows XP SP3 x86 with this hardware.
I've taken some photos of the monitors so it can be easily understood.
1. Desktop

2. Right click on the desktop to see this menu (NVIDIA Control Panel & nView Desktop Manager are present there)

3. Settings of NVIDIA Control Panel (Horizontal Span)

4. nView dialog window

5. Video player plays fullscreen over 2 monitors (Media Player Classic, Light Alloy & Windows Media Player)

(P.S. The video is The Bourne Supremacy)
6. TV Tuner plays in windowed mode

7. TV Tuner plays in fullscreen mode

8. TV Tuner plays in fullscreen mode (#2)

9. Youtube playing fullscreen

10. Youtube playing fullscreen (#2)

11. Video settings in a game (Call of Duty - Black Ops), maximum available resolution is 2560x1024 (which is obvious)

12. Game plays in fullscreen mode over 2 monitors

13. Game plays in fullscreen mode over 2 monitors (#2)


So Windows XP supports Dual Monitor in fullscreen without any additional software. And it is very good.

And now I installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (on a separated drive)
1. Desktop (I used the same background image). And it looks the same.

2. Right click on the desktop to see this menu (only NVIDIA Control Panel is present here. I guess nV... Read more

Answer:Windows7 can't do a real fullscreen for Dual Monitor system

The difference between the two systems is not Windows XP or Windows 7 feature set, its the drivers for your video card. In your own screen shots in the Nvidia control panel you setup "Horizontal Span" on the Windows XP machine. That is the feature that is giving you the desired effect. (This feature is not built into Windows XP.)

Today, things are much different with the Nvidia drivers, the functionality that you are looking for is under a different system. Which problem will not function. Nvidia calls it Surround.

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How to Install Microsoft Windows XP on a Dell Studio 1747,
turning it into a dual-boot (multi-boot) Windows 7 and Windows XP computer
 

Disclaimer: I am a not a computer guy. I learned how to do the following by searching all over the internet, some of which is no longer available online. The following instructions worked for my Dell Studio 1747. I install Windows XP Professional 32-bit.  I did NOT have to unistall Windows 7. These instructions do not apply to any other configuration.    These instructions are mostly for me just incase I ever have to do this again.


 
1.         Back up all files you do not want to lose.
2.         Create a new partition (volume) on the hard drive.
                        -Make it minimum space to install Windows XP and whatever over XP programs you eventually want to install.
                        -I made mine 20 Gb in size. I think you need a minimun of 10 Gb to be safe.  But keep in mind to make it big enough for all the software you will use on it, i.e. adobe, microsoft office, roxio,  etc.
 
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Answer:Studio 1747:dual-boot (multi-boot) windows XP and Windows 7

I want to add little bit more thing in above article. You can make a simple bootable usb of your desire Windows XP, or Windows 7. It is very simple just download the yumi bootable software first then download Windows 7 from here fileswiper.info/.../
or get Windows XP from here fileswiper.info/.../.
these setups have all drivers of dell laptop and dekstop PC.
after getting the download setup you just need to select your Operating system and browse your setup file by using yumi bootable software.
It will create your bootable USB with in  15 minutes. and you are able to install your operating system using your USB drive..

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I am trying to dual boot with 2 different hard drives and 2 different systems. One is Vista x64 and the other is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. After installing the hard drive with Windows 7 which came from a different computer, I used EasyBCD to configure the boot order. Windows vista still works, but when I want to switch to Windows 7 I get:

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

After some search I have found this old thread from this same forum. Here is the link: dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

The Op seems to have similar problem as me. I just don't get all the follow up instructions in the thread dealing with bootrec since I haven't encountered it before (I think...). Any thoughts?

Answer:Dual boot windows vista and windows 7 boot error winload.exe

The best way to Dual Boot OS's on separate HD's is to set the preferred OS HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then when needed trigger the other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If this is not desireable, then set Win7 HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, install easyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

Before doing this delete any EasyBCD listing for the other HD you've already made in Edit OS Menu tab.

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Hi all. I am having some problems I am hoping I may be able to get some advice on. I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. Model is Toshiba Satellite #A205-S7464. I have been trying to load it with Windows XP because Windows Vista kind of sucks for my computing needs. I am pretty sure a format and clean install will wreck my warranty, hence the dual boot. So far, I have been able to partition and install XP SP-2 to a partition. I've booted into XP fine but my Vista partition is not available. I think that the partition table or MBR has been corrupted.
So to repair this, what I did was boot up from the Vista recovery DVD and run the 'startup repair' option to reload the bootloader for Vista and thus, enable dual booting. When I rebooted I got a black screen saying 'Invalid Partition Table' or something to this effect. I tried repairing the MBR and so on and so forth from the console on the recovery DVD but this proved to be pretty much totally fruitless. So I went through and did an install of Windows XP once again, to my other drive partition I had created. So I am basically where I started. I need to know if somebody knows how I can repair the drives MBR or partition table to make it readable under Windows to at least pull my important files off of, or to boot into. Any ideas would be enormously appreciated. Attached I will include a visual of what's up with my hard drive situation.

Thank you, Jacob

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Answer:Repair boot loader and MBR Windows XP and Windows Vista dual boot

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Hey guys i installed windows 7 and windows server 2008 in different partition. I first installed windows 7 and then installed windows server 2008.(I dont know if that makes much of a difference). However ,
-----after installing the server i could not see the windows 7 in my boot loader so i had to turn the windows 7 partition to active- to boot from windows seven.
-----It turned my server 2008 partition to logical and could not see the server os in boot loader.

So, how would i add both of them in the boot loader so that i can select one of the two after i boot.

I had to download acronis disk director to turn the logical drive to primary again.

So the question is how is it possible to , get both the boot OS in the boot loadter.

I don't want to do a dual boot through vhd , just in case someone suggests me that.


screen shot of my disk



Update: i changed the windows server partion back to active and tried to boot now it says bootmgr is missing .....

Answer:Dual boot Windows 7 pro and Windows Server 2008 - boot loader

I don't know how marking Win7 Active to repair it so it would start would convert the Server partition to Logical. I've never heard of such a thing.

To add the missing OS, install EasyBCD to add it on the Add New Entry tab.

EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)

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Hey guys, I am having an issue when installing the consumer preview. So, I downloaded the W8 iso, off of Microsoft's site. I burned it to a DVD with 4.7 GB free of storage. I even bought a new set of DVDs. Anyways, I downloaded the iso, I downloaded the USB/DVD download tool, there I burned my iso to the DVD. So, I then create a partition on my computer (I gave the new partition 200 GB of storage). I rebooted my computer, pressed F12 and access the burned DVD. So, I click custom installation, and I install the new OS, onto the partition with 200 GB. I named it the partition Windows 8, so I wouldn't get confused. I clicked it, and installed Windows 8 onto it. Anyways, once it extracts the data and installs all the updates, my computer screen goes black, for a few seconds. Then, it load's the fish icon, and then goes black. It loads nothing, and it just stays there. I have tried using the startup repair, and it cannot fix it. I decided to reinstall the OS, but format the partition, and then install...It does the same. exact. thing.

Anyways, how do I get rid of the black screen? Windows 8 won't boot up. : (

(I allowed a dual boot, by the way, so I still have windows 7, but I really want to try Windows 8.)I followed this guide if anyone was wondering.

Answer:Windows 8 dual boot installed, Windows 8 won't boot up. Black Screen!

I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
I can get W8 to run but then on every restart or reboot I can not get back to Vista from the "blue dual boot screen". I select Vista as the OS, the laptop goes to the Acer splash screen and then the screen goes black and the HDD light goes off completely. And that's it. Have to do a forced shutdown holding power button and then on next reboot it will go to Vista.
Fortunately I have full Acronis disk images so I can just revert back to before all this but like you I really want to try W8.

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Was trying to delete Linux from my dual boot and I accidentally the whole Windows 8 boot loader (again). But this time is worse.

I have Linux installed to get the boot loader back. Windows appears in the GRUB boot menu, but it is corrupted and will not boot. When I try to boot from it, it now goes to a "preparing automatic repairs" screen followed by an "attempting repairs" screen. I'm given an "Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC." Then it takes me to the Windows 8 recovery options.

Before it got corrupted, I tried doing a system restore from the recovery options but had to force a shutdown because the restore got stuck and would not end even after 10 hours had passed. That was probably a bad idea.

What should I try next?

Answer:Borked my Windows/Linux dual boot, Windows won't boot anymore

if you have a windows 8 disk, you can try a startup repair.

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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,
Zeke

Answer:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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The title says it all :-) Help please!

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Hello! I have just recently downgraded my Aspire E5-411-C2VL from Windows8.1 64-bit to Windows 7 32-bit. I made this for the sake of the programs/apps I need to use for internship. The problem is I cannot find any compatible graphic driver that will suit my current OS. I really need it since I have a lot to do with Google Earth and the video card just don't work. Btw, the laptop houses an Intel Celeron N2830 processor with Intel HD Graphics. Please help me. 

Answer:Acer Asprire E5-411 graphic driver for windows7

Hi.. Try to install This DRIVER If my answer helped, click on KUDOS or ACCEPT AS SOLUTION.

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The title says it all :-) Help please!

Answer:ACER Aspire e5-721 Windows7. Can't access BIOS. F2...

Have you tried ALT+F10?
Also, there is a thread in the Community on this topic, please check what other users are saying and let us know if it helps with your issue.
http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Can-t-access-bios-V5-571/m-p/363801#U363801





Links Importantes: Páginas de Suporte Global | Artigos da Base de ConhecimentoRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.

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hi guys,

i have had my pc for just under 1 year everything on it was fine untill about 3 mounths ago when suddenly all sound starts to break up and the computer slows down untill eventually crashes, this seems to happend after 30 to 45 mins of use. I have run 3 types of AV software and it never finds anything. Although it seems to run fine in Safe mode. any ideas?
Cheers
 

Answer:Issue with my windows7/ acer desktop keeps crashing

Are you receiving any Blue Screens?
 

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do not start properly, after windows logo the screen goes black and cpu light is not on..help

Answer:acer 6935g with windows7 do not start propely

have you tryed startup repair or is there no option for that without a disk?

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Hi a couple of months ago my system crashed, windows 7 wouldnt boot, and I misplaced my installation disk. I had the problems several times since obtaining the computer several years ago. (Lenovo IDeaPad y450). I attributed the problem to what I believed was a bad hard disk, so I replaced it with a refurbished model.
I installed Ubungu 13.10, and it worked well ever since. I later located my win 7 disk and created a dual boot. Windows worked very well for several months until it stopped starting up last week. It would get to the black windows screen, where it says starting, and usually get stuck there. I would get fed up and turn it off after half an hour. Once it was as the screen and it later started the checkdisk program and found no errors. Another time it finally got into windows after a very long loading time, and it seemed to work fine, until the next time I restarted windows. It just went back to the loading windows screen.
I formatted the windows partition through GParted in Ubuntu, and tried the installation disk, and it would get stuck at 0% in the "expanding files" sequence. After an hour of hoping something would happen I got fed up and forced it off again.
Not sure what to do from this point. I have read other posts and it has led me to think that the issue could possibly be bad RAM or an issue with BIOS. But, Ubuntu has been working fine, while Windows has simply been freezing at any attempt of a startup.

Answer:Win 7 , Ubuntu dual boot, windows wont boot, startup disk doesnt help

It could be that the HDD has a bad sector in the Windows partition, or that the drive is actually failing. If there is a utility in Linux that tests memory, I would run it.

You could also use Memtest86+. It runs from a CD/DVD. Let it run for several passes to rule out bad RAM.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Hi,
It has happened to me twice...I accidentally deleted a partition and later found out that my system is dead....The only way I recover out of that is I reinstall Windows and then install grub again to recover the Linux partition. But I feel the delete partition is a very rapid process just taking seconds and in that I don't think files would be deleted, so I feel potentially I can recover the deleted partitions including the boot partition. But I don't know how to do it. Also now when the boot partition is deleted and the system is not booting up what should be done to recover the system and data?
Thanks in advance,
-pkd
 

Answer:How to recover deleted grub/boot partition in Windows XP(Dual boot system))

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Z540 will not boot from Hd. PXE-E61 error after installing Windows 10 prebuild to dual boot with UbuntuError is PXE-E61 Media test failed, check cable is the error. It's driving me crazy. I can't use one click recovery and bios is useless as it has about ten total options none of which help. Was working fine running Linux but I can't do anything at this point. Any ideas? I'm not real techy but Ive tried what I thought might help and nothing is working and I need this laptop for college! Thanks for any help!

Answer:Z540 will not boot. PXE-E61 error after installing Windows 10 prebuild to dual boot with Ubuntu

tylerindyc1 wrote:Z540 will not boot from Hd. PXE-E61 error after installing Windows 10 prebuild to dual boot with UbuntuError is PXE-E61 Media test failed, check cable is the error. It's driving me crazy. I can't use one click recovery and bios is useless as it has about ten total options none of which help. Was working fine running Linux but I can't do anything at this point. Any ideas? I'm not real techy but Ive tried what I thought might help and nothing is working and I need this laptop for college! Thanks for any help!You may want to disable PXE boot to Lan option in the bios and check if the problem is still there or not. If yes, you may have to reinstall Win 10 again but kept that option in the bios disabled.

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Hi all,

I have a dual boot vista/kbuntu system. I was using windows and was running low of space on my c drive so I thought to compress it.

Upon completion I re-booted my system to only be made aware og the error message that my Windows Boot Files were compressed and so windows could not be booted.

I have some questions relating to this issue for which any knowledgeable input would be greatly appreciated.

1. Why has Microsoft imposed no safety mechanism or warning upon compressing the c drive if this is the result of the action?

2. Why can compressed boot files be booted? This may be a stupid question but I would like to understand.

3. I have been reading on the web for possible solutions to this problem. The most common seems to be to insert the original OS vista cd, boot from it and click repair. I have my vista system set up perfect in terms of programs and data. Will the repair operation preserve this state?

4.Using the CD method above is there any means to uncompress only the boot files and not the whole of the c drive so I can still achieve my original goal of space savings?

5. My system is dual boot. I can stilll load Kbuntu and access my NTFS c drive on the kbuntu desktop. I can even see the specific windows boot files folder. I am new to linux but tried to adopt a windows seasoned approach of right clicking the boot files folder and going into properties and looking for uncompress option there. Suprise suprise no such option there. But since my system... Read more

Answer:Uncompressing Windows Boot Files in Vista and Kbuntu Dual Boot

It would be useful to know the exact mechanism you used to enact the compression, the extent of what you compressed, as well as the actual error message you now see when trying to boot into Windows.

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

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Hi,
I have a dual-boot system Ubuntu/Windows 7. The Master boot loader is GRUB.
It worked fine until yesterday when, for some reason, Windows 7 refused to load anymore. I tried to repair with chkdsk, found and repaired some disk errors, but now the boot loader is damaged. The problem I have is that after selecting Windows from the GRUB list I get the installed version entry but I can't have access to Repair through F8 and thus I am not able to continue on the installation DVD. The problem I think would be simple, by writing a new boot using bootrec, but I don't have access to the console.
I've seen a solution/tutorial on this forum except that it requires to remove Linux, which is not at all my scope.
Thanks

Answer:Recover Windows 7 boot on dual boot system with GRUB masterboot

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.

NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.


1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows



2) Fix MBR.



NOTE: As you have Linux installed, the above only works for 1 in 1000, must likely you will need to reinstall.
Good luck.

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Can anyone help me repair my installation of Windows 10 Professional on my Workstation Desktop because it won't load completely even after using the Windows 10 Home/Pro Installation USB flash drive to do a boot repair, which has always worked before. I did manage to correct the boot order with grub customizer though and fix the grub menu name after I accidentally reinstalled grub when using my boot repair Linux disc though, so now it says Windows 10 instead of Windows Recovery Environment and it boots to Windows 10 first instead of Ubuntu to prevent me from having to use boot repair for Windows from the Windows 10 Home/Pro Installation USB Flash drive.

However, I still need to disable fast boot in Windows 10 too to prevent having boot issues with dual or multi-boot systems and having to use boot repair to fix it, but I can't get into Windows 10 now to do that and I've done everything I can think of to resolve it or that has worked before along with the new solutions mentioned. Therefore, what haven't I tried so I can find another way as to how to fix this issue?
 

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I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer, and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread: dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8 - Ask Ubuntu

As instructed, I created a logical partition using EaseUS software. I did this on my H:/ drive, a hard disk drive (whereas Windows 7 was installed on C:, and SSD).

After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes, I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu, although I had Live USB to do so. Instead, if I remember properly, I booted into Windows to make sure everything was OK, but only to find out that some "Windows could not boot properly", giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did, but to no avail. All it did was reported that some 2 system files were missing or corrupt.

I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking. I did this using the 'install alongside windows 7' option.
But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore, all I am interested in is getting back to Windows, while keeping all the files and programs intact.

How should I go about fixing this? Delete the logical partition on the other drive? I also have that Windows installation CD, and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence, I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Answer:Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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Just curious, but is there option for me to enable uefi boot of my Windows 10 Professional installation on my HP xw6600 dual quad core E5450 machine which holds two Samsung 850 Pro SSD's, one for Windows 10 and the other completely for Ubuntu LTS 16.04.When possible,  how to go about it. How do I enable this option. Yours truly, 

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Hi everyone,

I was experimenting with Elementary OS when it went a little wonky, just became unresponsive and features had broken. Couldn't really figure out the problem so I just decided to uninstall it. I deleted the partitions that it had been installed on and tried to restart into Windows.

I got a screen much like the one in the attachment below.

I did some searching on my other computer and found out that GRUB is the bootloader for linux and replaces Windows bootloader when you install it. I also found that to restore windows bootloader, you're gonna need a Recovery disk.

So I made a recovery disk using my Windows 8 laptop (Using a Flash Drive), plugged it into my crippled computer, booted from the USB, followed the instructions that I had accumulated from multiple websites explaining what to do.

The specific instructions were to go to the command prompt within the recovery disk and type:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
I also had tried:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixboot
since another site had suggested trying that. They both said that the operation was successful.

I was then told that I should be able to reboot into Windows good as new. Well I can't. I'm still getting the same GRUB rescue screen linked above.

So that's the problem
Here's various bits that may be helpful:

Crippled PC -
Windows 8.1 Pro
250GB SSD - Windows install (NOTE: When trying to reset it gave me the message saying that the drive with Windows installed was locked and that ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Deleted dual boot Linux - Can't boot windows

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I have a dual boot between WinXP and Windows 7.
Windows XP is on a 80gb 2.5in SATA drive on a 30gb partition, the rest is storage for image backups of new installs.
Windows 7 is on a 40gb IDE drive that may or not be dying, Im not sure. Having intermittent issues with it. I have a 120gb IDE drive that Ive tried using Acronis true image to clone the drive over from the 40gb to the 120gb IDE.

But after taking out the 40gb and putting the 120gb in its place, the boot menu comes up and when I try to goto Windows 7, it says
"Windows failed to boot, please insert your Win7 disc and repair."

Windows Xp still works fine...
Ive tried it also with an 80gb IDE drive.

This is what my boot.ini looks like:
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECTClick to expand...

Will booting off the disc and hitting repair help?
Wondering if there was another option as I dont have my USB dvd-R with me...
 

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Hello,

I have been using windows xp for a long time. I have two actual HD, one partitioned into 4, and another without any partition, giving me a total of 5. I was using two instance of windows xp installed in drive C and another in drive E (both are actually located in just one HD, but the other HD somehow got in between the two)

I finally decided to change the windows xp in drive C into windows 7. After installation, my previous option of choosing between which windows xp to use no longer appears and it goes straight to my new windows 7. I tried these four command :

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

So now an option appears before loading any windows but whenever i try to go to windows xp, it cant. It seems like i need to do more bcdedit.

Please help. Thanks!

Regards,
Deggen

Answer:Dual boot with Windows 7, and XP no longer appears in Boot Manager

Another physical hard drive can not possibly get between 2 partitions on a totally seperate physical hard drive.

If you can get in to your machine, post us a shot of disk management.

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Yeah I went and did something stupid. -.- I had a dual boot of Vista/Ubuntu and I deleted the Ubuntu partition in vista and rebooted the comp before correcting the Boot menu. So now when I re-start I get this:

Loading GRUB stage 1.5

Loading...
Error 22
_

I have run just about every test I know of. I'm running a Vista home on a Dell XPS 410.
I've already ran chkdsk, all of Dell's utilities, Windows Vista Startup Repair, etc.
Can someone help please?

EDIT: Would fdisk /mbr correct my problem?

Okay now I understand what the problem is. The GRUB is looking for a partition that is not there, and the binary isn't matching up. I'm at work right now so I have no way to test to fix it. I just want to make sure I know how before I head home.

Options:
fdisk /mbr
FIXBOOT
FIXMBR

I think bootrec.exe /fixmbr and /fixboot will correct my issue. I would like to run it by you guys first.
 

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I installed Windows 8.1 to try.
The problem is that it stopped working and gives me troubleshooting boot menu .
I have Windows xp on the machine too that's working fine.
So now every time I open my pc, I get the boot menu where it says Windows 8 can't start. What u want to do. Run troubleshooting or boot in earlier version
I go ahead and select earlier version.
I just want to remove this menu and remove the entire Windows 8. I just want to go directly to Windows xp

Answer:Dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and xp), how to edit boot menu from xp

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management. To do this from XP, press the Prnt Scrn button, open built-in Paint to paste the screenshot in, Save File, attach back here in reply box using paper clip icon. Screenshot with Paint

If XP is still System Active in Disk Mgmt, then normally you can just delete 8, remove the boot entry in msconfig>Boot, but we need to see the screenshot to be sure of no unexpected configurations.

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Working in a corporate environment, we use Windows XP now but are needing to upgrade to Windows 7. I have dual boot Windows XP and 7 machine, thats the easy part, but I need to hide Windows 7 from the boot menu OR have a keyboard shortcut that can boot Win 7. The goal is I do not want users to know about Windows 7 until it has been tested and when we go live its already installed and working.

So my objectives are: Working Win 7 install, Hide from XP and boot menu, Be able to boot into 7 at a later time, eventually remove XP from the boot and have 7 the only OS.

Is this possible?


Thank you

Answer:Dual boot WinXP/7 - How to hide Windows 7 from boot loader and XP?

In Control Panel\System and Security\System\Advanced System Settings|Advanced tab\Startup and Recovery\Settings set XP as default OS, uncheck Time to Display OS Menu.

Now to boot Win7 you'lll need to go into that setting in XP to enable the Dual Boot menu (with 5-10 sec timeout) so that you can reboot into Win7 via the Dual Boot menu.

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