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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:08 PM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:30 PM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:39 PM
So, did it come with XP originally? That's how my Samsung GO N310 netbook came to me: XP with a recovery partition. I squeezed XP down to 20GB, installed Windows 7 Pro on the remaining space, and never looked back.
Did you leave the original OS on there? When you install, Windows 7 should add itself to the bootloader. It sounds like this did not happen for some reason.
My knowledge of bootloaders and such is limited, but I will do my best to offer help and advice.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:00 PM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:51 PM
Edited by Kyle B, 28 February 2010 - 10:51 PM.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:26 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:51 AM
Probably....I've never used a Linux live cd before, so I can't say for sure. But from what I've heard, yes, it should work.
One option I just thought of is this:
Boot off your Windows 7 install disc and chose "Repair your computer" instead of "Install Now". It will scan for operating systems, and if you're lucky, find the Windows 7 that got left out of the bootloader. Recovery of the OS should ensue, and you will have to reboot. It may boot correctly after this, or you may have to do a Startup Repair or two. But it is certainly worth a try. I've recovered more than one operating system in this fashion (letting the recovery tools find it).
Let me know if it works.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:17 AM
Edited by Kyle B, 01 March 2010 - 10:46 AM.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:04 AM
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