Problem w/ Win 7 , on multi-OS boot

May 12, 2011 at 21:40:08
Specs: Linux i686
I am running a multi-OS Thinkpad.
If I boot into Linux -no problems ..allworks fine.
But when I attempt to boot in Win7, the SCreen Dims , and it runs slow, also, system recovery is Not working ...any ideas as to what this may be ?

Thanks R

thanks-R. Sinai


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#1
May 12, 2011 at 21:51:32
i would run every scan i can, malwarebytes, anti-virus, etc, did the system come with win 7?
how big is the hdd?
try running sfc /scannow in the cmd window.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
May 12, 2011 at 23:09:57

thanks for your response, i have no OS 7 disc unfortunately ...

, but i,ll try your suggestion. and followup -

Thanks Again

RS

thanks-R. Sinai


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#3
May 13, 2011 at 02:38:42
you have no os7 disk, was it already installed on the machine? if so you should then have a hidden partition with the OS on for a reinstall of win 7..you could if all else fails just run a factory restore from the hidden partition (usually done by tapping an F key at boot) and then reinstall your linux..

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#4
May 13, 2011 at 06:09:44
I think you installed Linux alongside Win 7. The OS that is installed last boots better than the first-installed OS. If Windows and Linux should live together, I think you should have a boot manager or a boot loader installed, though I am not very sure.

You can do a startup repair of Win 7 with Win 7 install media. You say you do not have one. Then you can download a free copy of startup repair disk which you can find over the internet. Even PC magazines distribute Win 7 startup repair disk. The size of such a download is 200-300 MB. But after you do a startup repair, you may have difficulty running Linux.

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