Cannot boot, critical problem

By baap108
May 9, 2011
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  1. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    You probably can't, but if you get XP working again you can run it in there.

    Windows 7 is just as easy to install as any other OS once you have a disc and a licence, but check the compatibility first (especially if you want the 64bit version). Your software needs to be compatible and your system drivers will all need to be changed. If you have a factory built PC you should be able to get all the win7 drivers from the manufacturers site.
  2. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    hey what is resizing a partition, i was installing ubuntu.would resizing delete the data in my pc??
  3. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    As long as it is not taking more space than is available then it should be fine. I have only ever used third party software to resize partitions so I don't know how Ubuntu deals with them.

    Have you got XP working yet?
  4. Assis

    Assis Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    IT Assistant

    Hi,

    I know that you cannot boot on normally windows, but you can boot from safe mode and ubuntu!!!!

    that is problem with your resolution try connect to another monitor and see!!!

    if can u can change the resolution!!! and connect again to your own monitor!!!(which your computer cannot show the display)


    thanks
  5. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Assis, I know you are only trying to help but you should study the whole thread before passing comment. The two OS's ran perfectly for six months so how could this be a resolution problem?
  6. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    mark56 i am booting in live cd of ubuntu and downloading the most appropriate software to burn the image after burning the image i would first fix the mbr and if it doesn't solve the problem i would ask you for assistance.:blush:
  7. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    OK, if it does not work be sure to try and describe what you have done and any error messages so I can give the best assistance.

    Were you not able to burn the ISO image from the installed Kubuntu?

    I have seen three programs that will work in Kubuntu for image burning. Brasero, Gnomebaker and Furius ISO Mount.
  8. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    no i found those software in kubuntu and that is how i burnt the image of UBUNTU, but i thought that much better soft. would be avilable in ubuntu for burning xp,:rolleyes:
  9. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    If it worked successfully with the Ubuntu ISO there is no reason why it should not work with an ISO image file of Windows.
  10. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    is it :eek: i thought linux have more easy and friendly booting than windows.:monkey:
  11. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    and Mark can you please tell me the fixmbr process when having xp disk, in the previous posts you told me how to fix without a xp cd
     
  12. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    I honestly don't know, my experience is with Windows not with any of the many Linux OS's. The optional burning software (post 32) I found was from searching other forums.

    The process to repair MBR with the disc is very similar, just boot from the disc and then when asked to make a choice select "R" to go into the Recovery Console. From there you will find the command prompt. Then type the fixmbr command.
  13. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    hey mark i had a problem with fixmbr,i booted from the cd and followed all steps,and came a warning.

    This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record.
    FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed.
    This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become
    inaccesible.
    If you are not having problems accessing your drive to not continue.
    Are you sure you want to write a new MBR?

    man what to do?
  14. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    mark.. man you are a genius oh my goddddddddd i can't believe my xp now boots perfectly :grinthumb:)
    i fixed the mbr and then suddenly came the boot screen i was like



    [​IMG]

    then it perfectly started:D . i owe you 450rs man:stickout:

    oh.. as i told you previously i installed norton beta 2012 now after startup norton deleted explorer.exe file:mad: although i restored it but is there any way to fix this permanently like downloading from any source..

    once again thanks techspot forums and mark for your constant commitment on this topic i could't have repaired it without your cooperation..
  15. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Great news and you are welcome.

    I would not use Norton 2012 beta. It (as the name suggests) is a beta version, this should only be used for testing purposes as it will have some bugs, deleting explorer is a good example.

    My best experience is with the free version of Avira:

    http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus

    It has caught many bugs before they even get on the system, if you ever think some Malware has got past it use Malwarebytes free version.
  16. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    thanks mark would try your suggestion(avira) and do malwarebytes remove threats or just creates a log
  17. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Yes, Malwarebytes free version will remove threats and create a log. You just can't run it as an active anti virus the free version is just for doing scans.

    Oh, bye the way, love the picture, lol.
  18. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    would malwarebytes clash with antivirus program ?
     
  19. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    When you use Malwarebytes for running a scan disable any other AV progs. The rest of the time you can leave it on your PC without any problems. The free version only runs scans, it is not an active anti virus.
  20. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    hey mark i had run the windows 7 upgrade advisor, and yes i can run it smoothly. is there any way to dual boot windows xp and 7
  21. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

  22. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    actually i already checked those forums, my only problem is with partition

    now how can i boot into command prompt from the system recovery options screen if os is not installed
  23. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    That is explained in the guide, isn't it?

    You could use Gparted if you have no choice:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted/gparted-0.7.0/

    You can't, you have to boot from the windows disc.

  24. baap108

    baap108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    o.k i understood :), you know a silly doubt just flashing in my mind:eek: is creating a separate partition necessary for dual booting or i could just install on a drive which is empty(D drive) in such case would the data be wiped out ??
  25. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Yes you can install on a seperate drive, that is also explained in the guide, perhaps you should read through it and then ask what ever else you need to know. If you install on the same drive you do need a seperate partition for each operating system.

    I don't understand what you are asking here. If the drive is empty there is no data to wipe out:confused:. If it does have data on it and there is sufficient free space for the operating system then you can create a new partition for the operating system to go on within the free space. If you install it on a partition or drive that contains data the data will be wiped out.


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