Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




84 posts

Master Geek


# 17606 4-Dec-2007 02:13
Send private message

Hi all,

I really need somebody's help!

While I was away on holiday, my cousin decided to use my laptop one day when he came over to my house and he installed Ubuntu 7.10 on another partition. I don't know what he did, but when you boot my laptop up now and you go to select which OS you want to boot into, if you select Ubuntu it goes well. However, if you want to boot into Vista an error comes up saying I need to insert my Vista disk to carry out a repair. So i tried this, and under the repair window it asks me to choose what partition to repair, but nothing comes up. Its just blank.

Right now I'm using Ubuntu. The partition that Vista was/is on, is still there with all the Windows files and folders.

Why isn't it booting up?

Help please!! Please ANY help would be greatly appreciated!

Ebbi

Create new topic
167 posts

Master Geek


  # 98946 8-Dec-2007 20:29
Send private message

Have you asked your cousin to fix it? Sounds like you didn't give them permission to mess it up for you.

1 post

Wannabe Geek


  # 102807 3-Jan-2008 22:37
Send private message

Hi Ebbi,

have you tried to see your vista partition? maybe using qparted in ubuntu could help...then you could mount the partition..
i've never used vista before...sorry Laughing

 
 
 
 




84 posts

Master Geek


  # 102819 3-Jan-2008 23:46
Send private message

Lol thanks for the only helpful suggestion but a little too late.
I ended up formatting the whole drive, thinking I could reinstall Vista, but when I went to reinstall it couldnt even recognise there was a Harddrive in the comp. Linux could recognise it...so I ended up installing Linux.



1786 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 102840 4-Jan-2008 09:00
Send private message

Ebbi: Lol thanks for the only helpful suggestion but a little too late.
I ended up formatting the whole drive, thinking I could reinstall Vista, but when I went to reinstall it couldnt even recognise there was a Harddrive in the comp. Linux could recognise it...so I ended up installing Linux.




Nothing wrong with Linux, ubuntu seems good for first timers, you may want to try and download or buy from trademe, opensuse, that's what I am using on my laptop which used to run XP Pro, I LOVE IT!!



84 posts

Master Geek


  # 102940 4-Jan-2008 17:49
Send private message

Yeah ive already got Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon installed. I actually like the speed of it compared to Vista.
Theres just some areas where I do miss Vista...Its just a little more polished.

Next OS I want is OS X. I want to get a Macbook..hopefully in a few years time lol

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18


Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11


Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.