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Windows 7 installation problem over ubuntu 12.04


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#1 shivam98680

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

I had Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Laptop. But I wanted Windows 7. Everything was normal in the process of installation. but just when the first phase of installation completed and the laptop restarted then infinitely many white underscore or dash appeared on screen everywhere. please help me!!!!!

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:54 PM

Welcome,

What preparation did you make for the windows installation? Did you uninstall Ubuntu before trying to install windows?

Keep us posted


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:24 PM

Linux handles bad ram better than windows from what I have seen. I had linux running on a machine for 2 years and had no idea I had a bad stick of ram until I tried to load windows, when I tried to load windows, I got a BSOD every time, ran memtest86 and sure enough I had a bad stick (it was a very bad stick with many errors). I recommend you run memtest86. Download and burn the file below to a disc and then boot the computer to the disc. I would run at least 3 passes which will take a few hours depending on how much ram you have.

 

Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary (.zip)

 

If your ram tests fine (no errors) then try to get a screen shot of what was happening possibly with a phone camera etc.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:50 PM

@Dick E Ubuntu 12.04 was pre installed on my hp probook. So I just went though the windows 7 installation and deleted the partition containing ubuntu. So. I didnt uninstall ubuntu before installing. :'(



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:03 PM

Attached File  1.jpg   86.9KB   0 downloadsAttached File  3.jpg   81.67KB   0 downloadsAttached File  2.jpg   132.99KB   0 downloads few screenshots now the second one is the problem one...the infinite white dash



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:08 PM

@zingo156 Ram is good. its 4 GB. Actually my friend has same laptop with same config. and he was able to install windows 7 over ubuntu. Somewhere in creating partition I think I also deleted the "Disk 0 partition 6" It had something, but i cant be sure. :( :( :( So would it have made any difference? Please help :'(



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:45 AM

Hi,

Try

http://www.partitionwizard.com/

I think there's a free version. Eliminate everything on the hard drive and then try the windows installation

Keep us posted


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:55 AM

As dicke suggested, try deleting all partitions on the HDD and then run the windows tool to add a partition. BACKUP DATA FIRST if you need it.

 

Also it could be your copy of windows that is the problem or the device you are trying to install from ... If you have a disc drive you could try a genuine copy of windows. Or try a different iso of windows etc.


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