Pierre wrote:when dealing with any Windows that was released after win_xp,
there is a catch, in that the partition-er within the installer,
- should *not* be used to re-size the windows partitions.
- use the windows 'inbuilt' "disk manager" - instead.
if you don't do this, then windows can often crash,
as it has some 'non-movable' files that are located towards the end of that partition.
- within the windows control panel, search for "disk management"
- use that before attempting to install any 'nix O/S.
this issue did not exist, under win_xp & the 'nix installers partition-er would work just fine.
did you ever make the 'windows7 repair disk?.
- used to recover from a win7 crash. but not supplied by default with your new PC.
- if not, they are usually sold on Ebay & other places.
vandalheart wrote: I wanted to hold on to as much of my windows as I could.
hmmm...not all are free.excited to be free of proprietary software once more.
All was awesome until I decided to reboot into windows, and boom it hits me with a blue flash and reboots. My worst nightmare, broken windows
from past experience, windows startup recovery(which was my only option from windows side) bombed grub in the restoration process and made my old PC entirely unbootable, and I cancelled this to boot back into mint.
I dont understand why windows 7 can boot in recovery mode and completely fail to recognize a partition.
is there possibly some utility that allows me to "normalize" the partitions so that it doesnt seem "broken" to windows7?
im not too worried about re installing mint but I would rather not re install windows as I dont have a disk.
Could I get it to remove mint and restore the partition to original?
but I didnt expect it to bust my windows.
It is clear that Windows doesn't like sharing its toys. Mint would do well to inform would-be users of this snag, I fear for the newbie.
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