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Dell with Vista, resized NTFS partition for Ubuntu, now cannot boot Vista

Q: Dell with Vista, resized NTFS partition for Ubuntu, now cannot boot Vista

We got a new Dell machine with the Vista preinstalled. Employee wanted Ubuntu (how do ya blame him?) so he resized partitions and installed Ubuntu, but now Vista won't boot.

What can we do to get Vista to be happy again?

This howto:
http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/about78184.html#dualboot
says:
"DO NOT resize the Vista partition during the installation of the Linux distribution! Due to the change in NTFS versions, no Linux partitioning program, nor standard Windows partitioning programs, can properly alter the partition that Vista is installed to."
But we're too late for that...

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A: Dell with Vista, resized NTFS partition for Ubuntu, now cannot boot Vista

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-with-vista-resized-ntfs-partition-for-ubuntu-now-cannot-boot-vista.551657/
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A:Bad Wifi on Vista partition, but excellent on Ubuntu partition?

Do you have the latest wireless driver from Acer's web site?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bad-wifi-on-vista-partition-but-excellent-on-ubuntu-partition.943365/
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A:Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Ubu 9.10 has known issues

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10, it has known issues with the built-in Network Manager and DSL modems (and presumably Cable modems as well)..

Currently, there is no fix (short of going back to 8.10 or hoping it is fixed in Ubu10 due out in April (iirc). Sorry.
 

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Its because Windows does not recognise Linux partitions. You need to save documents to a USB flash disk or some other removable drive which is formatted as FAT32 so that both systems can read/write to it.
 

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A:Removing Vista from Dual Boot but retaining progs on Vista partition

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When you say Dell do you mean the vista partition?

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A:Unsure how to set up a Dual Boot with Vista and Ubuntu

Try this one, I think it mite work 4 U !!

http://apcmag.com/5046/how_to_dual_boot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_first
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/unsure-how-to-set-up-a-dual-boot-with-vista-and-ubuntu.78603/
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NeoSmart Technologies

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I assume he didn't bother making his own set of Recovery DVDs. Having him order them from Dell is probably best. If you have available or can borrow an installation DVD of the same version (OEM, Home Premium or whatever) you may be able to install that way and use the Product Key that should be on a sticker on the PC.
 

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Hi -

Contact Dell Support and purchase replacement Dell OEM Vista recovery discs. The cost is usually about $25 -

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...dhs&~ck=anavml

Wipe the HDD completely with KillDisk, then reinstall Vista with new Dell recovery DVD.

KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

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Originally Posted by wiedun


Hi ... I have a problem with my girlfriends Inspiron...

I was running Partition Magic today and wanted to resize one of the partitions ... After restart Vista won't run...
I pick the Launch StartuP recovery, it shows System recovery Options window with nothing in it .... When I try to load the drivers it lets me to choose from 3 partions ... but there is no Partition C with the OS .
When I run startup repair it says: The Partition table does not have a valid System Partition. repair action : Partition table repair
Please help ... girlfriend nearly killed me ... cause of "lost" music etc ...
Thank You ...



W

First partition magic doesn't support vista. it was written in the XP hey day and doesn't know how to cope with vista or win 7.

there are many undelete 3rd party applications. You should stop using it untill you retrieve the data

If the data has not been overwrittin you should be able to retrieve some if not all.

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Welcome to TSF!

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http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dont-have-one/


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Hi. . .

Here is a thread from Hardware Support that contains the same BSOD error:

Tech Support Forum - Hardware Support - BSOD - 7b


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A:FAT Partition to NTFS for Boot Partition

Install windows vista on another partition than windows XP partition, and you will have a dual boot " Windows XP & windows Vista".

To convert c: partition to NTFS open "run" in windows XP and write the following:

convert c: /fs:ntfs

then restart your PC to complete the conversion process.

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A:w7 and vista dual boot problem after formating partition

First you need the Win. 7 installation CD...

and then follow these instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_4836283_repair-mbr-windows.html

then Windows 7 should be able to boot, also do you have any other OS's at the moment or just 7?

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A:Safe removal of Vista partition on a Dual Boot.

Could you give us a shot of disk management before you go any further.

It should work fine, you may have to run startup repair, do you have a W7 dvd to do it with, just in case ?
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Startup Repair

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Hi McG, welcome to the forums.
I can't really answer your questions about Ubuntu, but I recommend you start by checking this thread at the Ubuntu forum. I would save it since you might come into those problems when trying to install Ubuntu in your disc.

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hello Kato
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here it is i just found a link. Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
hope this helps.

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This may help if you don't want to reinstall

How To Dual-Boot The Windows & Linux OS’s On Your Computer

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Hello Avenger,

Try follow these tutorials Bootmgr is missing and Repair Install For Vista
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Just to make sure Vista like in the Title or XP Pro like under your user name?
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A:Dell OEM Vista + OEM XP Dual-Boot?

I realize this is an old post but answering anyway

the simple answer is no

I have one so I know

the 1525 uses two different bios settings one for vista and one for XP

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Well, I've fixed it! I called up a friend and he walked me through...I still feel pretty dumb. lol

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A:Solved: Can't boot to Windows after wiping Ubuntu partition!

Clean your XP CD with alcohol, rubbing from the center to the outside. Let it dry and try booting again. If no joy, borrow an XP CD from a friend if possible. If the easeus CD boots, the XP should. If must be dirty or scratched.

Another way, use the XP setup floppy set from MS to boot to the RC.

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environment:

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disk 1 : pata, ~300 gb EMPTY

disk 2 : pata, ~120 gb, volume E

- disk 0, 1, 2 are all basic disks
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- C, D, E are ntfs created by vista


My problem is that :

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I presume that disk C: is your boot volume - as such you cannot extend it. Here's a link that describes this: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServe...3.mspx?mfr=true

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I can use another pc with Windows 7....can i use it to fix the problem?
Thanks

A:Removing Ubuntu partition from Netbook, Windows 7 doesn't boot.

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You can create a w7 installer on a USB flash drive and reinstall with that. For how see here: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Download the iso file for your w7 version from here, Dell Community Sometime the iso will not work the first time and requires a re-download.

Here is a tutorial with all the above info. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I have resized several times my different partions with no trouble.

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http://up.iranblog.com/images/q3butas4t6yrog2ae94.png

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A:Windows 7 resized c: partition. Powers up and that's it.

Try hitting the delete key, repeatedly after a reboot.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/213460-windows-7-resized-c-partition-powers-up-thats.html
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A:Can't boot into Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Ubuntu

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I have gone thru several Threads n info on the net.
Let me explain my intention clearly.
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A:Dual Boot With Vista n XP On Dell E1505-Help Needed

1 - Nice laptop - I've always wanted to get Dell

2 - If I were you, I would reinstall everything because starting from scratch is the best for me. Do you have a Vista CD? The way I would have done it would be this: I'll get myself DVD-RWs - from 2x (the cheapest ones) and back up all the files that I don't want to lose. Then reinstall XP and when doing the partitions consider the future installation of Vista. Installing Vista once you have XP going is easy. There is a topic on "Steps on how to dualboot XP and Vista". If you can't find them, let me know and I'll post them here for you.
 

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A:DELL INSPIRON 1545 WINDOWS VISTA BOOT

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to boot into BIOS and check the Boot options.:

Start the computer 
Choose to enter BIOS setup. ...
Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. ...
To give a CD or DVD drive boot sequence priority over the hard drive, move it to the first position in the list.

Let us know if this works.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello Shadow4.2,

Your error, INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE, can be caused by many things.

I suggest running Memtest86+ for at least one pass, then run the HDD manufacturer's drive diagnostic software.

I suggest downloading the UBCD. If you do PC repair on a regular basis, it will come in handy as it contains most HDD diagnostics, Multiple memory diagnostics and other tools...

You can download the latest .iso from the link in my signature.

I wouldn't put too much stake in the Dell Diagnostics. It only runs a cursory memory test and a S.M.A.R.T. HDD self test... A full media scan is recommended at this point.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-dell-inspiron-1750-vista-wont-boot-666574.html
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A:Dell Vista T5550 Laptop won't boot - in loop

hi and welcome to the forum try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html

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1. Push the power button.
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6. Window is loading files...
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Leaning

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Vista Basic won't boot!

Update:
I ran BootMed and now have the following error when the computer boots up:

Windows Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have the disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000001

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Leaning

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