PC will not boot properly

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While my Windows 7 hard drive was disconnected from my PC, I installed Linux Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit on a spare hard drive. Now when the Linux drive is disconnected, the PC will not boot Windows 7. Linux loads just fine, but I need help getting Windows 7 to boot up.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #105391

PC will not boot properly

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Hello Nonac,

With this problem you have in booting the previous Windows 7 operating system in other Hard Drive. You need to correct the bios setting or try change the setting to default. Be sure you didn’t adjust the jumper of your Hard Drive if you do so remember the appropriate setting of your Hard Drive jumper. The selections of this jumper on your Hard Drive are master and slave. Don’t forget also the data ports which are the IDE ports and SATA ports because wrong placement of this may occur some system failure. Moreover Boot sequence and Boot Priority are need to check in your Bios setting. In SATA mode you choose the exact mode which are IDE mode, AHCI mode, and RAID mode.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #105392

PC will not boot properly

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Hi Nonac Jon

Looks like the hard drive with linux is set to boot first in the boot sequence. Change it to the hard drive with windows 7.

When the computer is booting press Del key five times. It will ask for you to press a key to enter setup. In the BIOS setup navigate using to the keyboard to BOOT. Here you will see the boot order of devices; the device at first is booted first. Go down to hard drive and enter, this will show which hard drives are booted first. Change the hard drive at first to the hard drive in which you have windows 7.  After doing that enter Save and exit under Exit.

Hope this resolves the problem

Answered By 0 points N/A #105393

PC will not boot properly

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Hi,
 
Your computer's Master Boot Record (MBR) may have been altered that's why you Windows 7 installation can't boot anymore. When you installed Ubuntu, it may have been set to change the master boot record creating problems for all other operating systems using the same hard drive. You can try fixing it using the command bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr in the recovery console but this may create problems with your Ubuntu installation afterwards. Once Windows 7 is fixed using that command, just format the Ubuntu installation and just install it from within Windows which is an option for Ubuntu. Or you can reinstall it and have it set to not alter the master boot record.
 
Thank you. Hope it helps with your current predicament.
 
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PC will not boot properly

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If Windows 7 doesn’t boot but Linux boots fine, make sure the hard drive where Windows 7 is installed is properly detected in the BIOS. Whenever you disconnect and reconnect a hard drive on the computer, you should always detect them in the BIOS so the device will function correctly. If the operating system doesn’t boot in normal mode, try booting using the last known good configuration setting.

Restart the CPU then press F8 before the Windows logo appears. In “Advanced Boot Options,” select “Last known good configuration” then hit Enter to boot into this setting. See if this works. If this doesn’t fix it, try repairing your Windows installation. Insert your Windows 7 setup DVD on your DVD drive then restart the computer.

Boot the computer from the DVD then press any key when you see “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…” Go along the setup screen and select “Repair your computer.” Wait until it is finished scanning your computer for Windows installations and then select your installation. Click “Next” then on the next screen, select “Startup Repair” then wait until the repair is finished.

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