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Installed Fedora now Windows Crashes after OS Boot Choices

Q: Installed Fedora now Windows Crashes after OS Boot Choices

Hi yall I just did a Fedora install on my laptop after having Windows x Ultimate installed and now right after I choose the Windows boot option in Grub and choose the Windows option from the Windows bootloader as the animated Windows logo is loading I will get a Blue Screen Of Death I cannot get an error code because it comes and goes too quickly and it reboots I've tried running startup repair and that does nothing And when I try system it is only listing restore options from October of and none that are more recent which I know they had the last time I was able to boot into Windows long story but the other night I deleted Ubuntu and I wasn't able to boot into anything for a couple of days until I was able to make a bootable USB Drive to install Fedora Choices after OS Fedora Installed Windows Boot Crashes now today on a friends computer So what I'm wondering is there a way I can create a bootable USB Drive in Fedora to either reinstall Windows or to create a bootable USB Windows Repair Drive I would appreciate any help with this I hope I can just run a repair USB Drive and not have to wipe my whole Windows Partiton b c there is a lot of stuff on there that I really do need Please help

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A: Installed Fedora now Windows Crashes after OS Boot Choices

Well how important is fedora in this equation?
Removing it and grub could conceivably fix the problem.
Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
That method requires a windows 7 dvd, will most fixes anyone is going to come up with for this most likely.

Other option is you can read/write/copy ntfs file (windows files) with fedora with a few tweaks.
Which might be what you want to start with if saving data is priority.
I'm assuming fedora actually works though as you didn't say otherwise.
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Hi all,

Excuse me if this topic was already addressed elsewhere.

I have a Acer Extensa 5230 laptop with Vista, but no Windows CD/DVD. The only way I can install Vista is by using a complete system recovery disc, which basically sets the C: drive to the factory settings.

Recently, I installed Fedora 10 on a separate 30Gb partition. Windows is still higher on the sda list than Fedora. The problem now is that I don't know how to boot using Fedora. When my machine boots, it automatically loads Windows without prompting which OS to load.

Are there any ways that I can use Fedora on my machine? I don't think that installing Fedora on the first sda and installing Windows on the second sda is an option as I don't have access to a Vista install CD/DVD.

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What order did you do the installs - - it effects the boot loader
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A:Fedora 12 - Windows 7 Dual Boot Issue

Easy BCD 1.7.2 is compatible with Seven

Does Fedora 12 use Grub 1.5 or grub2?

So you are just booting straight into Windows atm?


easy BCD 2.0 beta availabale:

But you will have to register with the forum to download.
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I notice EasyBCD 2.0 beta has a Linux tab on its Add/Remove tab.

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when I had issues I put the install disc back in and used the repair setup
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Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.
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A:add fedora core 5 to dual boot

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A:Two choices at boot up: how can I remove the first?

Quote: Originally Posted by Matthew0014


I?ve bought a new Dell Inspiron N5010 with Win7. I switched it on with plugged External HDD, which contained Win7 files. So when I switch the notebook on I have to choose. How can I remove the first choice?



You might want to have a look at EasyBCD by NeoSmart Technologies.
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A:Solved: 2 XP choices on boot up

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Hello LtSatire

Go to Start/Run and type in

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Welcome to SevenForums.

Can you tell us how the *desktop work in safe mode?

I have checked your dumps and all come with different bug checks but nothing specific. One of the dumps usual causes:


Usual causes: Memory corruption, Hardware (memory in particular), Overclocking failure, Installing a faulty or mismatched hardware (especially memory) or a failure after installing it, 3rd party firewall, Device drivers, SCSI/network/BIOS updates needed, Improperly seated cards, Incompatible storage devices, Overclocking, Virus scanner, Backup tool, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack

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Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

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Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

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Go to the BIOS to assure your optical drive is first in the boot order.
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hello ,

how old is the mobo ?

you may need to flash the bios if it is too old

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This sounds like a fun least from a few hundred miles away.

Can you clarify a few things?

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