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I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby ckreedlyf on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:10 am

I have installed LInux MInt 7 in my dektop PC. This is what happened,
I have followed the installation process like formatting the drive and copying.
Unexpectedly, after rebooting and the POST displays it just stuck up with this prompt:

Boot from CD-ROM...

And it doesnt continue anymore.
Whenever I install a windows OS it doesnt continue with its installation process and just stuck up with that scenario.
I tried almost formating all my drives in NTFS files but still it doesnt work.
Thank you for response
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby DrHu on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:14 am

Try starting windows in safe mode to allow a repair/restart into windows OS
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:20 am

When you installed Mint did you change the bios boot menu to boot from CD-ROM first? If you did you may need to reset the boot menu to boot from the internal hard drive. Some systems do this automatically on the first restart but many do not.
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby ckreedlyf on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:02 am

ckreedlyf wrote:I have installed LInux MInt 7 in my dektop PC. This is what happened,
I have followed the installation process like formatting the drive and copying.
Unexpectedly, after rebooting and the POST displays it just stuck up with this prompt:

Boot from CD-ROM...

And it doesnt continue anymore.
Whenever I install a windows OS it doesnt continue with its installation process and just stuck up with that scenario.
I tried almost formating all my drives in NTFS files but still it doesnt work.
Thank you for response


Still, it doesn't continue...
From until now, i just have a linux OS in my System.
I cant install WINDOWS OS...
please somebody help me...
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby Kaye on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:21 am

I'm not sure how much help this will be, but I've read that Windows doesn't like to install if there's another operating system on the machine. Perhaps try installing Windows first, then partition and install Mint for a more successful dual boot. Although I have to admit, I don't know how you would go about doing that, installation is still a bit beyond me at this point. Hope that helps you anyway.

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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby ckreedlyf on Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:35 am

OK.
Thank you any way...
I've tried that thing already...
I have already formatted my drive a lot of time to test
if installing Windows first will work. But it stops and displays this prompt:

NTLDR Missing...
Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to Restart
It happens a lot of times, that means that, I installed Windows a lot of times
not just once... A lot of times...

Please help me...
I am just a novice when it comes to Linux and its my first time to use it.
And not expecting to happen that way...
Thank you again for anyone who can help me.
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby Aging Technogeek on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:05 am

Don't bother to format your hard drive before installing Windows. The installer will format the drive automatically. Just put the Windows disk in the CD-Rom drive and restart your computer. During the Bios boot select boot from CD-ROM and let the Windows installer do it's thing. It will format the entire hard drive, install Windows, and install a new NTDLR in the MBR.

Once this is done and you have verified that the Windows installation works. you can install Mint. During the installation, when the partitioner screen comes up, select the option to resize the Windows partition and install Mint on the new free space. Mint will set up a dual boot menu in Grub automatically during the installation process.

If this doesn't work just post back here for more help.

For more on installing Mint read these two threads:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=13252

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=11872
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby tinca on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:07 am

if you go to the following web site, I am sure that your answer is there.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby newW2 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:12 am

For your windows problem you may want to look at thee following post. A google search turned up many hits on this. However this one seemed to cover NT4/2KXP and had a link to vista help:
http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

///edit /// oh I see you got allot of help. :D
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby ckreedlyf on Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:57 am

Aging Technogeek wrote:Don't bother to format your hard drive before installing Windows. The installer will format the drive automatically. Just put the Windows disk in the CD-Rom drive and restart your computer. During the Bios boot select boot from CD-ROM and let the Windows installer do it's thing. It will format the entire hard drive, install Windows, and install a new NTDLR in the MBR.

Once this is done and you have verified that the Windows installation works. you can install Mint. During the installation, when the partitioner screen comes up, select the option to resize the Windows partition and install Mint on the new free space. Mint will set up a dual boot menu in Grub automatically during the installation process.

If this doesn't work just post back here for more help.

For more on installing Mint read these two threads:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=13252

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=11872



THANK YOU... I hope i will work
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby ckreedlyf on Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:59 am

newW2 wrote:For your windows problem you may want to look at thee following post. A google search turned up many hits on this. However this one seemed to cover NT4/2KXP and had a link to vista help:
http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

///edit /// oh I see you got allot of help. :D



I have already tried that one,still it doesnt work.
Maybe I will going to format the entire disk........
Thank you
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby markcynt on Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:19 am

You may want to make sure your MBR gets overwritten. I've found deleting and formatting doesn't always do this.

You need to startup the Recovery Console to perform these steps.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058 (Go to option2)

At the DOS prompt window type these commands, pressing enter after each one:

diskpart

list disk

select disk ? ( ? is the disk number you get from list disk)

clean

exit

If you're going to format this is a simple way to make sure your installs start off clean.
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Re: I supposed to have dual booting with windowsXP but...

Postby ckreedlyf on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:47 am

OK...
Problem solved...
Thank you for your suggestion
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