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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    Before further investigating, you should run a surface test of your hard disk from a live CD or PartedMagic. The tool is called "palimpsest" but the icon to start the program usually has another name, like "Disk Utility" under openSUSE (I don't know if it's on the live CD though). If the test doesn't detect errors, download the disk sanity check tool from your hard disk manufacter, put it on a floppy (I know, you don't have floppies. I don't know how people run these tests today, but you need something bootable, cd or USB thumb - I still have DOS by default on each machine). The test might take two hours or more. If your HD contains bad sectors, you'll have the explanation as well as the solution: replace the hard disk (unfortunately they are expensive at the moment).

    I didn't say your hard disk is broken, but it happens, you know.

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by adisiilinca View Post
    To answer your question, that is exactly what happened. I installed linux, it worked just fine for a month or so, and then it started with that error. And also, if i try to fresh install windows, it crashes after i set the language. Also, when trying to install opensuse, when i have to choose the disks, there's no cwindows. When i try to mount it, it gives me an error.

    @caf4926,
    I was really careful, and when i installed linux, i installed it properly. The problem appeared suddenly, with no reason at all, after a couple of weeks.
    Then I agree with @please_try_again and @hcvv
    You really need to get back to basics with the HD. If windows isn't even installing, that seems to indicate deeper issues.
    Can we assume you used the Format utility on the NTFS installation partition, so as to start again completely new with windows?
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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    @caf4926
    Oh, i wish i could have done that. But it crashes before that, right at the beginning of the setup, and it doesn't go far enough to let me choose wheter to format or leave it be. So, i guess it's a hard disk problem? Well, i suppose i can save all my data on an external hard disk, and then i could buy another one. Or at least find a way to format all my hard drive, including the linux partitions.

    I will look into that tools, and will reply soon after.
    Thank you all for your help.
    Merry Christmas!

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    it crashes before that, right at the beginning of the setup
    Not good.

    Do you have a XP CD
    Reason I ask is. I have found win7 and Vista both very fussy. But using XP to format a partition for a win7 install has got out of the proverbial a few times.
    I just let XP format the said partition and then power it off right away.

    It's worth getting Parted Magic to run some tests etc on your HD first.

    Another thing that comes to mind is, have you change any AHCI settings in the BIOS
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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:26:02 GMT, hcvv <hcvv@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org>
    wrote:

    >
    >hcvv;2421685 Wrote:
    >> NTTP users please take care. I am closing this one and wll move it into
    >> the other thread.

    >The two threads are merged now. The resulting thread is reopened for
    >posting.
    >
    >Please @adisiilinca, do not multi-post. The result will be a mess where
    >nobody, you in the first place, can anymore decide what answer belongs
    >to what question.


    Aye it is a bit messy. What i wonder about is if the OP can use a new
    Win7 install disk to check and possibly recover the old "C:" partition.

    From NNTP land.

    ?-)

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    Problem solved!
    I tried fixmbr, and other stuff but none worked.
    What i did was, using the XP CD, i deleted my linux partitions and my c: partition, the one with win 7. Then, i simply restarted and used my windows 7 DVD to fresh install windows 7. Of course, all my linux and windows data was lost, but at least my other two partitions are ok.
    Thank you all for your help.

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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:36:03 GMT, adisiilinca
    <adisiilinca@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >Problem solved!
    >I tried fixmbr, and other stuff but none worked.
    >What i did was, using the XP CD, i deleted my linux partitions and my
    >c: partition, the one with win 7. Then, i simply restarted and used my
    >windows 7 DVD to fresh install windows 7. Of course, all my linux and
    >windows data was lost, but at least my other two partitions are ok.
    >Thank you all for your help.


    I did not have just fixmbr in mind, MSWin has decent recovery tools on the
    install disk. I have used them to restore a damaged (think scandisk run
    three times to come up clean followed by sfc) C: partition. Then of
    course several more cycles to restore all the updates. And yes, i also
    had D:, E:, and F: volumes.

    ?=/

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    I wouldn't feel too safe with your hard drive. Some of your problems like Linux taking 20 minutes to load, crashing when trying to load Windows, could (not for sure of course) be that your hard drive is no longer spinning fast enough and if this is the case it will only get worse. Any faint buzzing noises from your hard drive?

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikislate View Post
    I wouldn't feel too safe with your hard drive. Some of your problems like Linux taking 20 minutes to load, crashing when trying to load Windows, could (not for sure of course) be that your hard drive is no longer spinning fast enough and if this is the case it will only get worse.
    Neither would I. You got an I/O issue at some point.

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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows 7 boot problem. Win7 will not boot.

    On Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:16:03 GMT, mikislate
    <mikislate@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >I wouldn't feel too safe with your hard drive. Some of your problems
    >like Linux taking 20 minutes to load, crashing when trying to load
    >Windows, could (not for sure of course) be that your hard drive is no
    >longer spinning fast enough and if this is the case it will only get
    >worse. Any faint buzzing noises from your hard drive?


    Hunh? Who are you talking to?? I rarely have to wait so much as one
    minute to have a usable system on the rare occasions that i do reboot.

    ?-)

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