windows 7 black screen with flashing cursor

Hewlett-packard / Cq42
February 5, 2012 at 21:30:38
Specs: Windows 7 32-bit, p6100@2GHz/1gb
Yesterday i did a few things :
installed oracle virtual box
installed windows XP on it
ran ubuntu's install wizard (wubi) and choose to manually restart with the CD/usb
AND...i wanted to create a new partition for ubuntu
i had 3 partitions. I opened disk management >> right-click my D:/ drive >> create new simple volume
I ignored a warning it showed (something like "this will convert existing to bla bla bla")
Then i saw the new volume
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before creating that volume, my three partitions appeared with a blue lining on them (primary)
and after creating, they went mud-like color (simple)
then i restarted my laptop i get the above stated black screen with a flashing cursor
All i have with me is a ubuntu live usb

I'm not sure what is the case here coz i did a lot many things. Can someone here help me?
I also tried to install ms-sys on ubunut to repair my mbr but i'm unable to install ms-sys


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#1
February 6, 2012 at 00:34:48
Wubi doesn't need a linux partition.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#2
February 6, 2012 at 03:47:02
Ubuntu WUBI does not change the MBR, it only creates a Menu of O/S to choose at boot up. WUBI installs into a folder and is installed like any other Windows Software and can be totally removed via add/remove programs.

As said above you seem to have totally messed up your system, as WUBI install does not require a dedicated partition ...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#3
February 7, 2012 at 04:01:00
@pip22 i did not ask whose fault it was...coz i know it was mine. And i mentioned i don't have a windows DVD or similar thing.

@others i knw it does not require a separate partition but i wanted to have it on a separate partition for some reasons.
Anyway, i see you people much interested in pointing out the mistakes rather than solving the problem. (and that's really bad)

I solved the problem by booting the ubuntu live DVD i made and fixed the mbr using some program i forgot the name.


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#4
February 7, 2012 at 04:58:12
Its a pity you don't remember the name of the program that fixed it, because that might have helped others in the future.

I assume you have learnt a lesson & will create a backup image of your drive, so you can easily repair it in future.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#5
February 8, 2012 at 02:00:11
In general the people on these forums have been very helpful to me. Occasionally I have gotten some terse (but usually informative) answers, but in hindsight, most of those cases were a result of my not doing enough research on my own before asking my question. There is one member here who has a habit of clearly crossing the line. If you feel you have been unduly insulted by another member, there is the RED "Report" button directly under each reply (which I just discovered myself today).

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