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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Windows issues Reply with quote

My linux partition boots 99% of the time first time.

For my windows partition, that score is closer to 5%.


Many times it hangs on the black screen with the wobbly windows logo. Only holding in the power button gets it to stop. Windows repair often does nothing. Leaving my windows partition unused for a week seems to fix it sometimes.

Sometimes it just cuts out. Goes from fully working to off in an instant, like I'd pulled out the power cable.

Windows and Linux are on the same hard disk. They are using the same hardware. Windows doesn't work right. Linux does.

Oh, and I have 0 funds to get it fixed. Crying or Very sad

Any help?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tired booting into safe mode ?

Open dos run chkdsk /? depends on version use /f or /r
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did that and it ran great. For that occasion. Now it's not working again. Rolling Eyes

Linux still works great.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got the latest patches, I know MS can leave systems unstable of a patch day Tuesday. What about Video drivers? eta.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use any updates on windows 7. I deactivate them entirely during install. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
I don't use any updates on windows 7. I deactivate them entirely during install. Wink


Maybe you should Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
I don't use any updates on windows 7. I deactivate them entirely during install. Wink
I'm sure that if I used Windows I would update more regularly than I would anything else, after all MS know how vulnerable their systems are and they do try Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more concerned about them patching the little error with my activation timer... Cool
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