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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, ...as 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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/273465-installed-fedora-now-windows-crashes-after-os-boot-choices.html
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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.

Thanks in advance,
Wilmar.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-fedora-10-on-vista-machine-but-no-boot-option.849674/
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A:3 Sequential Boot Crashes, now have Windows installed on 3 HDDs

Follow it please:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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A:Infected? Windows crashes on boot if anti-malware software is installed.

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thanks

A:Windows 7 Fedora 13 Dual Boot

Hi there, you will need to restore Fedora's Grub2 bootloader.
See this: How to restore Grub 2 after reinstalling Windows XP/Vista/Win7

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/96405-windows-7-fedora-13-dual-boot.html
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A:Boot problem with Fedora and truecrypted Windows

What order did you do the installs - - it effects the boot loader
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/boot-problem-with-fedora-and-truecrypted-windows.211367/
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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?

EDIT:

easy BCD 2.0 beta availabale: http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642

But you will have to register with the forum to download.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/56534-fedora-12-windows-7-dual-boot-issue.html
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A:Dual boot windows 7/linux (Fedora)

I notice EasyBCD 2.0 beta has a Linux tab on its Add/Remove tab.

It works wonders with Windows dual boots, so I'd give it a try.

You have to do a quick registration to use the beta.

Post back for more help or with results so others can benefit.

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thank you.
bye.
 

A:Fedora Core 5 linux & windows XP dual boot

You probably have an ancient version of Partition Magic. Try something newer.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/fedora-core-5-linux-windows-xp-dual-boot.56869/
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A:Media Test Failure after installing Fedora to dual boot with Windows 7

You can download the bootable diagnostics for thinkpad here. This may be a hard drive problem.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/611157/media-test-failure-after-installing-fedora-to-dual-boot-with-windows-7/
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A:Installed Fedora 5 on laptop, now theres no monitor output

when I had issues I put the install disc back in and used the repair setup
the console window has lots of guides to repair kernel and or boot commands
 

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A:Two OS choices when booting but only one OS is Installed?

have you tried just setting the boot menu display time to 0?

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A:windows 7 and linux fedora dual boot with dual drives

Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/142453-windows-7-linux-fedora-dual-boot-dual-drives.html
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That sounds like a bad disc image - especially if you couldn't finish checking it. Why not?
 

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A:add fedora core 5 to dual boot

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A:add fedora core 5 to dual boot

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A:Triple boot , Fedora Core 4 in the middle

You are absolutely correct.

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A:Dual-boot Fedora core 6/ Xp: Issues

Maybe the CD is bad? Previous Redhat products had a CD test option in the boot menu, see if it's there for FC6 too.

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A:I Installed Windows 7, and then... it crashes!

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A:Problem removing Fedora Dual Boot Menu

Hi,

Fedora will have installed it`s own bootloader (GRUB),

and that remains even when you delete the OS itself.

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Did you reformat the Hard drive before you installed 2000? Anyways, try this. Click Start, Run, type in msconfig, click the BOOT.INI tab and click Check All Boot Paths. That should clear it up.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Matthew0014


Hi,

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?

Thanks,

Matthew0014


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A:Solved: 2 XP choices on boot up

I think you have an extra path to Windows XP in your boot.ini file. Here's a guide to editing the file in order to remove the extra entry:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-2-xp-choices-on-boot-up.1046460/
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A:2 OS choices on boot - Corrupt

Hello LtSatire

Go to Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

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Apply

.

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ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download
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You might find something in the below search also type some words in the search box here at this forum, something may come up similar, or the same as your problem.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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A:Seemingly random crashes - re-installed windows 7

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:





Quote:
STOP 0x0000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

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A:Removing Dual-Boot Choices

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If Windows 7 has not been removed from the 320 GB HDD, disconnect it, reinstall Windows 7 onto the SSD, then reconnect the HDD and format it using Disk Management -
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Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

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A:Laptop: Fedora 7 -> Windows XP

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

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

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Hello, welcome to SF!

Try a system restore: System Restore

See if that solves the problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/150186-installed-windows-updates-wont-boot-now.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-linux-cant-boot-into-windows.1065249/
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http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-directx-9-0-and-now-cant-boot-windows.487995/
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Safe Mode

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installed-program-now-no-boot-into-windows.148393/
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This sounds like a fun one...at least from a few hundred miles away.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-wont-boot-with-a-cd-drive-installed.416251/
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Hello, welcome!
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/46424-dual-boot-xp-windows-7-already-installed.html
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   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


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A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-boot-xp-with-windows-7-on-2-harddrives-windows-7-already-installed.902342/