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dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:05 pm

i used live cd and made a half and half install everything went well and windows xp is still there the problem is now whenever i try to run windows xp it loads for 5 seconds blue screens and restarts what happend
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Re: dual boot failed

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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:16 am

sorry it is main edition i installed side by side but cant boot into xp
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:17 am

linux mint 8 side by side installed all updates and i cant think of anymore info
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby breaker on Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:41 am

Tell us the story of the install... did you already have unpartitioned space then added Mint? Did you resize in windows, did you resize in the installer, did you use a 3rd party resize? One hard disk, two? What kind of PC? Uses PC-BIOS, or EFI/GPD?

Try a chkdsk with proper switches from recovery console or BartPE disc.
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:08 pm

it is a toshiba laptop m35 and i partitioned with the live cd with side by side
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby breaker on Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:37 pm

Boot to a Windows XP recovery console, assuming your XP is on drive C: do this from the console:

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chkdsk C: /p /r


reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

Reboot and do it again, just to be sure.

When the installer repartitioned, something went wrong, as you know. Whenever an ntfs volume is resized, it needs a disk check, but if for some reason Windows doesn't do it automatically, or can't do it, you can run into problems.

Also, it is best to defrag in safe mode before running the Mint installer.
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:10 pm

ok that sounds good how do i get into the recovery console with grub
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby breaker on Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:29 pm

You need an XP install or recovery console CD. If you don't have a Windows XP CD, google recovery console iso, burn it, boot to it (BIOS settings must be set to boot to CD-ROM), press "R" when you see the option to do so, it will have you pick and login to your Windows account (you need an administrator account), then run the command. If you need more help, search google, or support.microsoft.com for Windows XP recovery console and chkdsk.
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:53 pm

ok and will i still have linux and xp back then
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby breaker on Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:35 am

Yes. It just helps fix your windows ntfs file system, it doesn't affect Linux.
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:57 pm

awesomeness thank you
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby StanTheMan on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:23 pm

Most Toshiba laptops have Windows pre-install on C: drive plus two other hidden Primary partitions ( a back up , and a Toshiba special menu ). This means that to dual boot , you should resize C: drive ,, and use the new empty space as an extended partition, and within it create Logical Partitions for Linux.
Linux Mint is best inmstall on three Logical Pagrtitions , one for root (/) , one for Swap , and the last for User data mounted on /home .

Reduce your C: drive first using Windows own Disk Management then re-boot Windows to do a file check . Then use a Linux partitioner such as GPartEd gto set up your Linukx Logical partitions.
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:24 pm

dont know how to use windows management and boot disk did not work so i installed windows and then easus todo backup and am restoring in the boot cd thank you still
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Re: dual boot failed

Postby snodgrss1984 on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:24 pm

on this computer i will keep linux and then wait for install inside windows for the lts to get both back my other will just be linux :mrgreen:
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